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Panizzi into the Service of the Trustees.The House of Commons'

Committee of 1835-36.—Panizzi and Henry Francis Cary.

Memoir of Cary.Panizzi's Report on the proper Character of a

National Library for Britain, made in October, 1837.—His suc-

cessive labours for Internal Reform.And his Helpers in the work.

The Literary Life and Public Services of Thomas Walts.Sir

A. Panizzi » Special Report to the Trustees of 1845, and what grew

thereout.Progress, during Sir H. Ellis's term of office, of the

several Departments of Natural Histoiij and of Antiquities . 527

CHAPTER III.

INTRODUCTION TO BOOK III (continued) -.—GROWTH, PRO-

GRESS, AND INTERNAL ECONOMY, OF THE BRITISH

MUSEUM DURING THE PR1NCIPAL-LIBRARIANSHIP OF

SIR ANTONIO PANIZZI.

The Museum Buildings.The Neio Reading-Room and its History.

The House of Commons' Committee of 1860.—Further Reorganiza-

tion of the Departments.Summary of the Groxcth of the Collec-

tions in the years 1856-1866, and of their increased Use. and

Enjoyment by the Public ..... 583

CHAPTER IV.

ANOTHER GROUP OF ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND EXPLORERS.—

THE SPOILS OF XANTHUS, OF BABYLON, OF NINEVEH,

OF HALICARNASSUS, AND OF CARTHAGE.

Tlie Libraries of the East.The Monasteries of the Nitrian Desert, and

their Explorers.William Cureton and his Labours on the MSS.

of Nitria, and in other Departments of Oriental Literature.The

Researches in the Levant of Sir Charles Fellows, of Mr. Layard,

and of Mr. Charles Newton.Otlier conspicuous Augmentors of

the Collection of Antiquities .... 608

CHAPTER V.

THE FOUNDER OF THE GRENVILLE LIBRARY.

The Grenvilles and their Influence on the Political Aspect of the

Georgian Reigns,The Public and Literary Life of the Right

Honourable Thomas Grenville.History of the Grenville Library 670
CHAPTER VI.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

I. View Op The Garden-front or Old Montagu House,

The First 'British Museum;' as it appeared at the

opening of the Institution to the Public in 1759 Frontispiece.

II. View Op The Old Towneley Gallery (built for the

reception of the Towneleian Marbles in 1805, and pulled

down on the erection of the existing Museum)

Vignette on Title-page.

III. Ground - Plan Of The Principal Floor Of The

Original British Museum Of 1759 . . . 325

IV. Ground-plan Of The Secondary Floor Of The Same 327

V. Suggestions Made In 1847 For The Enlargement Op

The Library Op The British Museum; being the fac-

simile of a Plan inserted in a Pamphlet (written in 184-6)

entitled ' Public Libraries in London and Paris' To face p. 556

VI. Reduced Copy Op Benjamin Delessert's 'projbt D'vne

Bibliotheqve Ciucllairs,' 1835 .... 587

VII. General Block-plan Of The British Museum, as it

was in 1857 . . . . . . .589

VIII. Ground-plan Op The New Or 'Panizzi' Reading-

Room, and of the adjacent Galleries, 1857 . . . 590

IX. Interior View Op The New Reading-room, 1857 . 591

X. Coloured Plan Of The Ground-floor Of The British

Museum, as it was in 1862. Copied from tlie Parliamentary

Return, No. 97 of Session 1862 . . To face p. 750

XI. Coloured Plan Op The Ground-floor, &c. (as above);

Together With The Alterations Proposed To The

Lords Op The Treasury By The Trustees Op The

British Museum; in their Minutes of December, 1861,

and January 21st, 1862, and in their Letter to the

Treasury of 11th February, 1862. Copied from the same

Return ..... To face p. 752

XII. Coloured Plan Of The Upper Floor Of The British

Museum, as it was in 1862. Copied from the same Return

To face p. 754

XIII. Coloured Plan Of The Upper Floor, &c. (as above);

Together With The Alterations Proposed To The

Treasury By The Trustees; in their Minutes of

December, 1861, and January, 1862, and in their Letter

of 11th February, 1862. Copied from the same Return

To face p. 756

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