And ProJectors.

Book Hi, eventually decided against the project by their vote of the SET* 19th May, 1862.

Substantially,—and in spite of small subsequent additions from time to time to the buildings at Bloomsbury— the question of 1862 is still the question of 1870. As I have said, it has been my object to state that question rather than to discuss it.

Should it seem, after full examination, that good government may be better maintained, and adequate space for growth be efficiently provided, by enlarging the existing Museum, would it be worthy of Britain to allow the additional expenditure of a few scores of thousands of pounds—an expenditure which would be spread over the taxation of many years—to preponderate in the final vote of Parliament over larger and more enduring considerations?

In the session of 1866 Mr. Spencer Walpole spoke thus: * You must either determine to separate the Collections now in the Museum, or buy more land in Bloomsbury.

I have always been for keeping them together.

I am, however, perfectly willing to take either course, provided you do not heap those stores one on another—as at present,' (July, 1866)—'in such a manner as to render them really not so available as they ought to be to those who wish to make them objects of study.' Few men are so well entitled to speak, authoritatively, on the question— because few have given such an amount of time and labour to its consideration.

By every available and legitimate expression of opinion the Trustees have acted in the spirit of this remark, made almost four years since, by one of the most eminent of their number. The words are, unfortunately, as apposite in March, 1870, as they were in July, 1866.



Abbot, firorge, Archbishop of Canter-
bury, 66, 70
Abercom, Earl of. See Hamilton
Abercromby, Sir Ralph, 548
Abyssinia, MSS., brought from, 707
Accessibility, Public, of the British
Museum, Successive changes in the
Regulations and Statistics of the,
323, 336, 338, 339, 341, 368, 520,

Adair, Sir Robert, 373

JEgmse, Vases and other Antiquities

brought from, 386 seqq.
Africa, Pre-historic and Ethnographical

Collections from, 699 seqq.
Agarde, Arthur, and Sir Robert Cotton,

85, 86

Albemarle, Duchess of. See Monk
Albums, Series of German, 457
Alexandria, Sarcophagus from, 365

Allan-Greg Cabinet of Minerals, 606
Almanzi, Joseph, Hebrew Library of,

Amadei, Victor, Marbles from the Col-
lection of, 372

Amba-Bichoi, Biblical MSS. from the
Monastery of, 615 seqq.

America, Pre-historic and Ethnogra-
phical Collections from, 699 seqq.

Anadhouly, Exploration by Sir Charles
Fellows of, 644

Ancient Marbles in the British Museum,
Description of the, 372 seqq.

Anderson, Edmund (of Eyworth and
Stratton), 132

Andreossi, Anthony Francis, Count, Re-
searches in theMonasteries of Nitria

of; 6io

Angouleme, Duke of, 539

Anne, Queen of England, 207 seqq.

Anne of Denmark, Queen Consort of

James 1,153, 156, 166
Ansae de Villoisin, John Baptist, G. d', 455
Antiphellus, Researches of Sir Charles

Fellows at, 644
Antiquites £trusques, &c, 352 seqq.
Apotheosis of Homer, 401
Arcadia, Archaeological Explorations in,

397 seqq.

Argos, Vases and other Antiquities from,

Artas of Sidon, Ancient glasswork of,
709 seqq.

Artemisia, Ancient Sculptures from the
Mausoleum built by, 664 seqq.

Arundel, Earl of. See Fitzalan

Arundel, Earl of. See Howard

Anmdelian Library, 198 seqq.

Arundelian Marbles, 197 seqq.

Ashburnham House, Fire at, 140

Askew, Anthony, 472

Assemani, Joseph Simon, and Stephen
Evode, obtain, for the Vatican,
Syriac MSS. from the Monastery of
the Syrians, 617

Assyrian Antiquities, First beginning
of the Collection of, 401; Account of
the Discoveries by Mr. Layard and
his successors of, 629 seqq.

Athanasius, Saint, Syriac Version of the
Festal Letters of, 623

Athens, Researches of Lord Elgin at,
their History and Results, 381 segq.

Aublet, John Baptist Christopher Fusee
d', Botanical Collection of, 509


Babek, Rev. Henry Hervey, M.A.,
Services of, in the Department of
Printed Books, 532, seqq., 542;
Death of, 553

Bacon, Francis, Viscount St. Alban's,
is assisted by Sir R. Cotton in his
endeavour to frame an acceptable
measure for a union with Scotland,

Bankes, George, 441

Banks-Hodgkenson, J., 488

Banks, Sir Joseph, Bart., P.R.S., No-
tices of the Life, Travels, Labours,
and Benefactions of, 335, 480—489,
497—501, 509; His Correspondence
with Sir William Hamilton on Vol-
canic Eruptions, 354 seqq.

Banks, Mrs. S. S., Bequest of, 27

Barbadoes, Notices of the Early His-
tory of the Island of, and of the
attempts at plantation there made by
William Courten and others, 251
seqq., 261 seqq.; Botanizing Expe-
dition of Sir Hans Sloane at, 278

Barberini (or Portland) Vase, History
of the, 461

Barbier, Anthony Alexander, 455

Barbier, Eugene Auguste, 452

Barlow, Hugh, 349

Barnard, Sir Frederick Augusta, La-
bours of, as Royal Librarian, 468,
472; Johnson's Letter to him on the
Collection of Books, ib.

Barrington, Shute, Bishop of Durham,

Barth Cabinet of Gems, 691
Battely, William, 240
Bean, Rev. James, M.A., 544
Beattie, James, LL.D., Conversation
with King George III of, 475

Beauclerc, Topham, 425

Beaumont, Sir George, Bart., Bequest
of a Gallery of Pictures to the
British Museum by, 30,460

Bentinck Papers, 457

Bentley, Richard, D.D., Royal Libra-
rianship of, 140, 169

Berkeley, Mary, 345

Berlin Museum, 579

Bernard, Sir John, 299

Beroldingeu Fossils, 26

Bethel, Slingsby, 299

Biblical MSS. of the Nitrian Monas-
teries, 610 seqq.

Biliotti and Salzmann, Messrs., Ar-
chaeological Researches of, in the
Island of Rhodes, 669

Birch, Thos., D.D., Services of, as an
early Trustee, 415 seqq.; his be-
quests, 415

Blacas, P. L. J. Casimir de, Duke of
Blacas, Museum of, 689 seqq.

Blagrove, Major, 408

Blois, Earls of, Archives, now at Po-
niard, of the, 536 seqq.

Bodley, Sir Thomas, and Sir R. Cotton,

Bolingbroke, Henry, Viscount. See St.

Bolton, Edmund, 84

Bonaparte, Lucien, Prince of Canino

Acquisition of part of the Collection

of Vases formed by, 35
Bond, Edward Augustus, 600
Bonpland, M., 455

Borell, H. P., Collection of Greek and

Roman Coins made by, 34
Borough, Sir John, 195
Bosset, Colonel de, Collection of Greek

Coins made by, 25,400
Botanical Collections, 267, 269, 277

seqq., 283, 295, 492 seqq., 507
Botanical Collections in France, 260

seqq., 500

Botanical Collections in Germany and
Italy, 267

Botanical Studies in England, Notice
of the rise and progress of, 259 seqq.

Botanic Gardens at Chelsea, 275, 293,

Botanic Garden at Paris, 500

Botta, P. E., Assyrian Researches of,
616; his first and brilliant discove-
ries at Khorsabad, 629; his genial
and liberal co-operation with Bayard,
631, foot-note

Bondaen, Peter, 255

Bourchier, Sir William, 539

Bowood in Wiltshire, Lord Shelburue's
improvements at, 428

Bowring, J., Entomological Collection
of, 51

Boyle, Robert, 275

Branchidse, Ancient Sculpture brought

by C. T. Newton from, 664
Brander, Gustavus, Gift of the 'So-

lander Fossils,' by, 21, 333
Briasson's Correspondence with Sir H.

Sloane respecting a French version of

the Natural History of Jamaica,


Bridges' Zoological Collections made in
South America, 581

Bridgewater, Francis Henry, Earl of.
See Egerton

Brienne, Henry Lewis de Lomenie de,
Count. See Lomenie

Brindley, James, 447

British and Mediaeval Antiquities and
Ethnography, Formation of the new
Department of, 688

British Museum, Chronological Epitome
of the principal incidents in the for-
mation, enlargement, and growth of
the successive Collections which con-
stitute the, 6—47

Brocas, Elizabeth, 52

Brocas, William, 52

Brondsted, Peter Olave, 399

Brougham, Henry, Lord Brougham and
Vaux, 547

Brown, Robert, F.R.S., Keeper of Bo-
tany, Services of, 507, 508

Browne, William George, Researches
in the Nitrian Monasteries of, 610

Bruce, Agnes, of Conington in Hunt-
ingdonshire, 49

Bruce, Thomas, Earl of Elgin and Kin-
cardine, Archaeological Explorations
at Athens and in various other parts
of Greece, 381—396; Notices of his
Life and Public Career, j*.,;400, 411";
the controversy as to the archaeolo-
gical and artistical value of the
Elgin Marbles, 411 seqq.; other
national results of Lord Elgin's
Embassy and Public Spirit, 439

Bruchmann's Fossils, 39

Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, Joseph Anthony,

Bryant, Jacob, 479

Bryaxis, Ancient Sculptures by, 665

Bnchan, Mr., a Naturalist^engaged in

the Voyage of Banks and Cook,


Buckingham House and its History,

Buckland, William, D.D., 449
Budrum (the ancient Halicarnassus),

Explorations of C. T. Newton and

other Archaeologists at, 663 seqq.
Burckhardt, John Lewis, Travels and

Researches in Africa of, 404
Burlamachi, Philip, 250
Burnet, Gilbert, Bishop of Salisbury,

133, 211

Burney, Charles, D.D., Notices of the
Life, Labours, and Literary Character
of, with Notices of his Manuscript
and Printed Collections, 435-438;
440 seqq.

Burney, Frances (afterwards Mme.

d'Arblay), 475, 503
Burnouf, M., Researches on Assyrian

Palaeography of, 641
Bute, Earl of. See Stuart
Byres, James, 372

Byron, George Gordon, Lord Byron,
Autograph MSS. of, 458; Notice of
the recent slander on the fame of, ib.


Cadogan, Charles Sloane, 297
Cadogan, Lord, 300, 304
Cadyanda, Casts of Rock-Tombs at, 660
Caesar Papers, 426

Calah (of Genesis) Conjectural identi-
fication of, 629

Calvert, Sir William, 299

Camden, William, Friendship of Sir Ro-
bert Cotton, and, 52, 53, their joint
labours on the Britannia, 54; their
archaeological tour in the north of
England, ib.; other joint labours and
friendly intercourse, 87, 98

Campi Phlegreei, 350

Canino, Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of,
and his Collection of Greek Vases,

Canning, Stratford, Lord Stratford de
Redcliffe, encourages liberally the
researches of Layard, 632; procures
from Halicarnassus the primary spe-
cimens of the sculptures of the Mau-
soleum and presents them to the
Nation, 663

Canova, Anthony, Opinion on the Elgin
Marbles of, 455

Caraffa, Carlo, MSS. of, 457

Carew, George, 261 seqq.

Carleton, Dudley, Lord Dorchester, 65,

Carlisle, James, Earl of. See Hay.

Carmina Qtiadragesimalia of 1748,
Oxford, 418

Carr, Robert, Earl of Somerset, Poli-
tical connection between Sir Robert
Cotton and, 66 seqq., Somerset's
intercourse with the Court of Spain,
69. His alleged complicity in the
murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 31

Carr, Frances, Countess of Somerset,

66 seqq.
Carteret, Lady Sophia, 424
Carthage, Explorations on the site of

ancient, and their results, 666


Cary, Henry Francis, Notice of the
Literary Life and Museum Service of,
532; circumstances attendant on his
Candidature for the Keepership of
Printed Books in 1837, 543 seqq.

Casaubon, Isaac, 167

Casier, Margaret, 249

Casley, David, Services of, as Deputy
Royal Librarian, 140, 144

Castile, Earls of, 56

Catharine, Empress of Russia, 407

Catalogue of the Anglo-Gallic Coins,

Catalogue of the Printed Books, 523,

533, bSGseqq.
Cautley, Major, Fossils collected in the

Himalayas, by, 39
Cavendish, Mary, Duchess of Portland,


Caxton, William,Seriesof the productions

of the press of, 476-478, 681-683
Cecil, William, Lord Burghley, 427
Cecil, Robert, Earl of Salisbury, 88,

Chaloner, Sir Thomas, 158, 159

Chamberlain, John, 176

Charles I, King of England, 68, 91,

94, 98, 101, 124, 331
Charles II, King of England, 260
Charles X, King of France, 691
Charlett, Arthur, 236, 283
Chelsea, Botanic Garden at, 275, 293,


Chelsea, Manor House of, and its History,

294 seqq.
Children, John George, 532
Chimaera Tomb from Lycia, 658
Chinese Books, Hull's Collection of,


Chinese Antiquities and Curiosities,

Choiseul Gouffier, M. G. A. L. de,
Count, Archaeological Researches in
Greece of, 384

Chorley, J. Rutter, Collection of Spanish
Dramatic Poetry formed and be-
queathed by, 695 seqq.

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