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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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Journal of Botany, British and Foreign

Botany - 1904
...British Museum was established by Parliament in 1758, under the provisions of 26 Geo. II. ch. 22, 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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A General Guide to the British Museum (Natural History) ...

British Museum (Natural History) - Natural history - 1906 - 125 pages
...Museum dates its actual foundation from the year Foundation. 1753, when an Act of Parliament was 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 Eepository for the better Beception and more convenient...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 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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Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Volume 12

New York Public Library - Arabic poetry - 1908 - 25 pages
...twenty-one years after Franklin's library went into operation, that the Act of 26 George II entitled "An Act for the purchase of the Museum or Collec"tion 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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Beowulf: An Old English Epic (the Earliest Epic of the Germanic Race)

Beowulf - 1908 - 216 pages
...among the injured volumes was ' Vitellius A. XV ', which contained Beowulf. In 1753 an Act was passed ' for the purchase of the museum or collection of Sir Hans Sloane and of the Harlcian collection of manuscripts and for providing one general repository for the better reception...
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The British Museum: Its History and Treasures; a View of the Origins of that ...

Henry Charles Shelley - Museums - 1911 - 355 pages
...of legislation occultly described as " 26 Geo. 2, c. 22? " The preamble explains it to be " 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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Library Journal, Volume 37

Melvil Dewey, Richard Rogers Bowker, L. Pylodet, Frederick Leypoldt, Charles Ammi Cutter, Bertine Emma Weston, Karl Brown, Helen E. Wessells - Libraries - 1912
...style the origin and history of the institution. The British Museum is the direct result of '"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 receptioii and more convenient...
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A History of the Royal Society of Arts

Henry Trueman Wood - Great Britain - 1913 - 558 pages
...The Act for the establishment of the British Museum (26 Geo. n. cap. 22, 1753) is entituled " 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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General Guide with Plans and Views of the Building

British Museum (Natural History) - British Museum (Natural History) - 1913 - 121 pages
...British Museum dates its foundation from the year 1753, Foundation, when an Act of Parliament was 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 British Museum Library

Gertrude Burford Rawlings - Libraries - 1916 - 231 pages
...8 Anne, c. 21. For the Encouragement of Learning. Subsequent Copyright Acts : 26 George II., c. 22. 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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