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" for the purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts ; and for providing one General Repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said collections ; and of the Cottonian... "
Librorum impressorum qui in Museo britannico adservantur catalogus
by British Museum. Department of Printed Books - 1815
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 19

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1905
...passed through the usual stages. It received the Koyal assent on June 7, 1753. The Act thus passed, ' for the purchase of the museum or collection of Sir Hans Sloane and of the Harleian Collection of manuscripts, and for providing one general repository for the better reception and more convenient...
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The Idea of Progress in Eighteenth-century Britain

David Spadafora, James Spada - Social Science - 1990 - 464 pages
...pleasure in 1747 that "societies for inquiring into the productions of nature, and the im79. "An act for the purchase of the Museum, or collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian collection of manuscripts; and for providing one general repository for the better reception and more convenient...
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'Wasn't it Exciting!': A Compilation of the Work of A. Stuart Mason

Adair Stuart Mason - Cartography - 2004 - 224 pages
...curiosities will not be purchasers.' However, six months after Sloane's death Parliament passed 'An Act for the purchase of the museum or collection of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart., and of the Harleian collection of manuscripts, and for procuring one general repository for...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 104, no. 4, 1960)

...British Museum was founded, as you know, by an Act of Parliament in 1753 which was entitled "An Act for the purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts, and for providing one general repository for the better reception and more convenient...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 205

English literature - 1906
...however, until 1753, when it was definitely established by an Act of Parliament (26 Geo. II, cap. xxii), •for the purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane and of the Harleian Collections of Manuscripts ; and for providing one General Repository for the better reception and...
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