Christy, Henry, Notices of the Life,
Beneficence, and Archaeological ex-
plorations of, 697 seqq.; his Collec-
tions and their hequest to the Public,
699 seqq., 701

Churchill, John, Duke of Marlborough,
209 seqq.

Clarke, Edward Daniel, LL.D., and the

Sarcophagus from Alexandria, 366;

MS. of the Greek Orators obtained

by him at Constantinople, 439
Clayton's Herbarium, 509
Cnidus, Ancient Sculpture brought by

C. T. Newton from, 664 seqq.
Cockerell, Charles Robert, Researches

in Phigaleia of, 397
Codex Alexandrinus, 167, 170
Coinage of the Realm, Collections by

Sir Joseph Banks, on the, 508
Coins, Medals, and Gems, Collection of,

139, 201, 271, 295, 303, 412, 417,

421, 443, 705
Coke, Sir Edward, 80, 82, 149
Coke, Thomas, Earl of Leicester, 372
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 545
Combe, Taylor, 392,399
Conington, in Huntingdonshire, 49
Constable, Alice, 132
Constantinople, Early Researches for

Greek Marbles and MSS. at, 191


Conway, Sir Edward, 184

Conyers, John, 259

Cook, Captain James, 334

Corinth, Vases and other Antiquities

brought from, 386 seqq.
Cotton, Sir John, 135,139
Cotton, Sir John, Great-grandson of

the Founder, Donor of the Cotton

Library and Antiquities, 134,


Cotton, John, Grandson of the Founder,

Cotton, Robert (of Gedding, Cam-
bridgeshire), 139

Cotton, Sir Robert (of Hatley St. George,
in Cambridgeshire), 139

Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce, Descent and
Pedigree of, 50

1570-1585. His education and early
friendships, 52

1587-98. Commencement and growth
of his library and museum, 53

1599. His archaeological tour in the
North of England with Camden,
and his share in the composition
of the Britannia, 54; is em-
ployed by the Queen to prepare
a tractate on the precedency of
England over Spain, 55; ana-
lysis of that treatise, it.

1603. Writes a Discourse on King
James' descent from the Saxon
Kings, 56; is knighted, it.; and
returned to Parliament for Hun-
tingdonshire, but takes little
part in its debates, 57; accepts
a prominent share in the labour
of Committees, ib.; and carries
on an extensive correspondence
both literary and political, ib.;
acquires for his Library a mass of
State Papers, 58; petitions
Queen Elizabeth for the esta-
blishment of a National and
Public Library for England, ib.;
inference which is obviously de-
ducible thence in relation to the
charge that Sir R. Cotton was
an embezzler of Public Records,

1607. Receives an address from the
Corporation of London, praying
him to restore certain documents
alleged to belong to the City
Chamber, ib.

1608. Proposes to the King certain
reforms in the naval administra-
tion of the country, 62; and
obtains Letters Patent, creating
a commission of Naval Inquiry,
63; takes a leading part in the
labours of the Commission, and
prepares its report, 63

Cotton, Sir R. (continued).

1609. His Report on the Crown Re-
venues, and his Memorials on the
necessity for a reform in the
royal expenditure, 64

1611. Proposes to the King the crea-
tion of a new hereditary dignity
—the Baronetage of England,
65; receives that dignity, but is
dissatisfied with the mode in
which his idea is worked out, 66

1613-15. Nature of his political
connection and intercourse with
the Earl of Somerset, 67; his
alleged share in carrying on
negotiations with Gondomar, in
relation to the projected match
with Spain, 68

1615. He receives a visit from Gon-
domar, in which that ambassa-
dor introduces himself as a lover
of antiquities desirous to view
the Cottonian Library, ib.; is
charged with the communica-
tion of State Papers to Gondo-
mar, 69; returns the Spanish
ambassador's visit, 70, 71; Gon-
domar's account of what passed
at their several interviews, ib.;
notices of Mr. S. R. Gardiner's
comments on and deductions from
that account, 72 note; is en-
trusted by Somerset with the
temporary care of certain jewels
of the Crown, 75; and is con-
sulted by him with reference to
the drafting of a royal pardon
to be passed under the Great
Seal, 77; writes a Letter to
Prince Charles (afterwards King
Charles I), in relation to foreign
affairs and in praise of warlike
exercises, 79; is accused of com-
municating papers and secrets
of State to the Spanish Ambas-
sador, 79; proceedings taken
against him thereupon, 80 seqq.

Cotton, Sir R. (continued).

1616, June; is liberated, 83; and
receives a pardon under the
Great Seal, ib.; his conduct and
hisliteraryJabours in retirement,
84 seqq.; instances of the liber-
ality with which he communi-
cates his knowledge and his
manuscripts, 87, 88
1616-23. His share in the labours
which resulted in the ' Petition
of Right,' 89

1624, April. His Remonstrance of
the Treaties of Amity and Mar-
riage with Austria and Spain,
91; his advice on the prosecu-
tion of the Spanish Ambassa-
dors, and Report addressed to
Buckingham, 92

1625, August. Speech ascribed to
him in the Parliament held at
Oxford, 93; its eulogy on the
political conduct of Somerset,
96; the friendly intercourse be-
tween Cotton and Sir Symonds
d'Ewes, 97 seqq.

1626, The scene at Cotton House on
occasion of the Coronation of
Charles I, 99; his conduct in
1626 and subsequent years, as an
unofficial adviser of the Crown,
101 seqq.; his opinions on Coin-
age, and on the management of
the Royal Mint, 103 seqq.

1628, Jan. Appears at the Privy Coun-
cil Board, and delivers a Dis-
course advising the immediate
calling of a Parliament, 106 ; but
has no seat in that Parliament, ib.

1629, November. Is accused of cir-
culating a Proposition to bridle
Parliaments, written by Sir
Robert Dudley, 107 seqq.; His-
tory of that production, 110
seqq.; Sir Robert's Library is
placed under seal, and remains
so until his death, 107, 117,
seqq.; intercourse between Ben
Jonson and Cotton, 116

1630. Decline of Cotton's health,
and his correspondence with
Dr. Frodsham, 118; his visit to
Amphyllis Ferrers, and the plot
to obtain money from him, 120
seqq.; the proceedings in the
Court of Star Chamber thereon,

1631. Illness, 123 ; Conferences with
Dr. Oldisworth and with Bishop
Williams, 124; death, 125

Cotton, Sir Thomas, Bart., 125, 127,
129, 131, 161

Cotton, Thomas, 49, 118

Cotton, William, 49, 53

Cottoni Posthuma, 91 seqq. and foot-

Courten, Peter, 250

Courten, Sir Peter, 254

Courten, Sir William, Bart., 251, 256,

260, 267
Conrten, William (I), 249
Courten, William (II), 257
Courten, William, Founder of the

Sloane Museum:

1642, March. Birth and Parentage,

1656. Benefaction to the Tradescant

Museum, ib.
1657? Residence at Montpelier,


1662. Contention with George
Carew respecting the admini-
stration of the Estates of Sir
William Courten, 262 seqq.

1663, July. Presents a petition to
King Charles II, 263; but sub-
sequently enters into a compro-
mise with Carew, ib.; and re-
tires to Fawsley, 264

1670. Relinquishes his family name
and returns to Montpelier,
whence he makes many Conti-
nental tours and extensive
Collections both in Natural His-

tory and in Antiquities, 267

1684? Returns to England, 268;
establishes his museum in the
Middle Temple, 269; his corre-
spondence with Sloane, ib.
1686. Account of a Visit to Courten's

Museum by John Evelyn, 270
1695. Another Account of a like

visit by Ralph Thoresby, 271
1695-1701. His closing years, 272
1702, March. Death and monumental
inscription, 273
Cracherode, Clayton Mordaunt, Notices
of the Life and of the Literary and
Archaeological Collections of 417-421;
his Bequests to the Nation, 421
Craven, Keppel, Bequest of, 38
Croft, Sir Thomas Elmsley, 536
Croizet's Fossil Mammalia collected in

Auvergne, 37
Crommelinck, Peter, 249
Cromwell, Oliver, 90
Cromwell, Sir Oliver, 56
Cromwell, Thomas, Earl of Essex,

Cuming, Hugh, Notices of the Life,
Travels, and Collections in Natural
History of, 692 seqq.

Cureton, William, Early labours in
Bodley's Library of, 619; becomes
Assistant-Keeper of MSS. in the
British Museum, and devotes himself
to the Oriental Department, 620;
his labours on the MSS. from the
Monasteries of Nitria, 621; and his
account of the discoveries there made,
given in the Quarterly Seview of
1846, 622; publishes a Syriac version
of the Festal Letters of St.Athanasius,
623 ; his Spicilegium Syriacum, 624;
other publications and labours, lite-
rary and parochial, ib.; is made a
Royal Trustee, ib.; publishes the
Martyrs in Palestine of Eusebius
625; his lamented death, ib.

Cuvier, George, 455

Cyrene, Archteological Researches at,


Da Costa, Solomon, 328 seqq.

Daniell, Edward Thomas, Researches in
Lycia of, 668

Davis, Nathan, Explorations on the site
of Ancient Carthage made hy, and
their results, 666 seqq.

Davy, Sir Humphrey, 508

Debruge Collection, Specimens of An-
cient Glass now in the British Museum
formerly in the, 712

Dee, John, 58

De Foe, Daniel, 208

Delessert, Benjamin, 587

Dendy, Sergeant, 131

Dennis, George, Archaeological Explora-
tions in Sicily of, 668

Denon, Vivant, 362

Description of the Ancient Marbles in

the British Museum, 522 seqq.
Description of the Terra Cottas in the

British Museum, 522
Des Hayes, M., Tertiary Fossils col-
lected in France by, 38
Dethick, William, 52
D'Ewes, Adrian, 237
D'Ewes, Sir Symonds, Notices of the
Researches, the Political Career, and
the Antiquarian Collections of, 82,
83, 91, 97-99, 133, 237
D'Hancarville, J. B., 372, 375
Didyme, Ancient Sculpture brought

from, 664
Digby, John, Earl of Bristol, 69
Dordogne, Exploration of the Caves of,

and its results, 699
Doubleday, John, 463
Downing, Frances, 134
Downing, Sir George, 134, 262
Drawings, Collectious of, 310, 408, 421
Dreux, M. de, Researches on the site of
Ancient Carthage carried on by,

Dryander, Jonas, 509

Dudley, Edmund, 113
Dudley, Sir Robert, and the Proposition
to bridle the Impertinency of Parlia-
ments, 110
Dugdale, Sir William, 435
Durand Collection of Vases, 715
Dureau de La Malle, Researches on the

site of Ancient Carthage of, 626
Dutertre, M., 362

Dyson, Mr., Zoological Collections made
in Venezuela by, 581


Edmonds, Mr., 59

Edward VI, King of England, 64

Edwards, Major Arthur, Bequest
in augmentation of the Cottonian
Library, made by, 142, 305; this
Bequest was, for a longperiod after the
foundation of the Museum, the main-
stay of its Library, 443 and foot-note

Edwards, George, 301

Egerton, Francis, Earl of Ellesmere,

Egerton.Francis Henry, Earl of Bridge-
water, Notices of the Life, Character,
and Testamentary Benefactions of,

Egerton, Francis, Duke of Bridgewater,

K.G., 446
Egerton, Lady Katharine, 257
Egyptian Antiquities, Early History of

the Collection of, 347 seqq., 362 seqq.
Egyptian Glass in the Slade Collection,


Elgin, Thomas, Earl of. See Betjcs
Eliot, Sir John, 56, 90, 93, 94, 96, 101
Elizabeth, Queen of England, 51, 103,

Ellesmere, Francis, Earl of. See

Ellis, Sir Henry, Notice of the Literary
Labours and Public Services of, 524-
534, 549, 569

Elmsley, Thomas, 419

Empson, James, 304, 322

Epistles of St. Ignatius, Syriac Version
of, 609

Erskine, William, Oriental MSS. of, 42
Esquimaux Collections made and be-
queathed by Henry Christy, 699

Estcourt, T. B. Sotheron, 541

Ethnography and British and Mediaeval
Antiquities, Organization of the De-
partment of, 688

Etruria in Staffordshire, Debt to the
Hamilton Vases of the Porcelain
Works established at, 353

Evangeliary of King Ethelstan, 98

Evelyn, John, 196, 201, 270


Fabmeb, Richard, 476

Fellows, Sir Charles, Early Life and
Travels of, 642; his researches in
Lycia and other parts of Asia, and
his excavations of ancient marbles,
644 seqq.; his death, 653: his views
of the date and archaeological
character of the Lycian Marbles, 654

Fenwick, Sir John, 206
Fermor, Sir William, 199
Ferrers, Amphyllis, 120
Fitzalan, Henry, Earl of Arundel, 172
Fleetwood, Sir Robert, 254
Forbes, Edward, Researches in Lycia,
of, 668

Forshall, Rev. Josiah, 141, 532
Foscarini, Anthony, 179
Foscolo, Hugh, 547

Fossils, Collections of, 22, 26, 34, 35,

37, 38, 39, 40, 333
Fox, Charles James, 673 seqq.
Fox, Henry, Lord Holland, 310, 423
Foxe, John, 325

Fragmenta Scenica Ormca, 441 and

France, State Papers and other MSSi
relating to the history of, 456,

France, Notice of the early and per-
sistent efforts for the acquisition for
public use of the treasures of Learn-
ing and Art made by the Statesmen
of, 348

Franklin, Benjamin, 672, 673

Franks, A. W., Account of some of the
choice specimens in the Christy Col-
lection by, 698 seqq.; and of those
in the Slade Collection, 708 seqq.

Fraser, Mr., Zoological Collections
made in Tunis by, 581

Frattochi (the ancient Bovillse), Dis-
covery of Ancient Sculpture at,

Frederick, Prince of Wales, 294
Fusee d'Aublet, J. B. C, 509
Fynes-Clinton, Henry, Candidature for

the Principal Librarianship of the

Museum of, 533


Gaisfoed, Thomas, 620, 624

Galloway, Patrick, 155

Gardiner, S. R., Notice of the account

of the intercourse between Sir R.

Cotton and the Count of Gondomar

given by, 52, 72, 146
Gardiner, Mr., Zoological Collections

made in Brazil by, 581
Garnett, Rev. Richard, 549
Garrick, David, 415
Gaston, Duke of Orleans, 270
Gautier, Abbe, 221

George III, King of Great Britain,
Gift to the Nation of the Thomason
Library by, 330; his Political Inter-
course with Lord Shelburne, 430
seqq.; his Literary tastes and Cha-
racter, 465 seqq.; Formation of his
Library, 469; his Conversations
with Johnson and with Beattie,
474 seqq.; Pains taken by him in
forming a series of the early produc-
tions of the English Press, 477 seqq.;
Circumstances which attended the

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