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ence Relating to the British Museum, No.

97 of Session

points touched upon in this Report, and their details. This Committee Book Hi,

would be similar to that which the Trustees requested the Treasury to Chap. Vii.

appoint, by letter of the twentieth of June, 1829, and which was after- RlC0N

wards appointed by the Trustees themselves, with the approbation of AND pro.

their Lordships, to direct and superintend, not only the works then in recTois. progress, but those to be afterwards undertaken.

On the tenth of February, 1862—after the communication of this Report to each of the Trustees individually— the recommendations of the Sub-Committee were unanimously approved, at a Special General Meeting of the Trustees, at which twenty-four members of the Board corrapmj. were present. After the adoption of the plans thus accepted, another Sub-Committee of Trustees was appointed to confer with the Treasury in order to their realisation. im.

Before Parliament, this plan of severance and of rearrangement—after some modifications of detail which are too unimportant for remark—was supported, in 1862, with the whole influence of the Government. But it failed to win any adequate amount either of parliamentary or of public favour. Some men doubted if the estimated saving, as between building at Bloomsbury and building at Kensington, would or could be realized. Others denied that the evils or inconveniences attendant upon severance would be compensated by any adequate gain on other points. The popularity of the Natural History Collections; the facilities of access to Great Russell Street; the weighty— though far from unanimous—expressions of opinion from Tmpablueminent men of science in favour of continuance and Dma«oi enlargement, rather than of severance and removal; all M' these and other objections were raised, and were more or less dwelt upon, both in the House of Commons and in scientific circles out of doors, scarcely less entitled to discuss a national question of this kind. The Commons

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Boot in, eventually decided against the project by their vote of the *Z!n- 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 1S66 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.

THE END.

GENERAL INDEX.

Abbot. Ooorge, 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,
599
Adair, Sir Robert, 373
iEginse, Vases and other Antiquities

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

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

85, 86
Albemarle, Duchess of. See Monk
Albums, Series of German, 457
Alexandria, Sarcophagus from, 365

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

42
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 teqq.
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, 610
Angouleme, Duke of, 539
Anne, Queen of England, 207 teqq.
Anne of Denmark, Queen Consort of

James 1,153, 156, 166
AnssedeVilloisin, JohnBaptist, G. d',455
Antiphellus, Researches of Sir Charles

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

397 seqq.
Argos, Vases and other Antiquities from,

386
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
Arundelian 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 tegg.

Aublet, John Baptist Christopher Fuse"e
d', Botanical Collection of, 509

li.

Babek, Rev. Henry Hervey, M.A.,
Services of, in the Department of
Printed Books, 532, tegg., 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,
57

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 tegg.

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
teqq., 261 teqq.; Botanizing Expe-
dition of Sir Huns Sloane at, 278

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

Barbier, Anthony Alexander, 455

Barbier, Eugene Auguste, 452

Barlow, Hugh, 849

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,
420

Barth Cabinet of Oems, 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

Beroldingen Fossils, 26

Bethel, Slingsby, 299

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

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 teqq.; his be-
quests, 415

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

Blagrove, Major, 408

lilois, Earls of, Archives, now at Po-
niard, of the, 536 teqq.

Bodley, Sir Thomas, and Sir R. Cotton,
332

Bolingbroke, Henry, Viscount. See St.
John

Bolton, Edmund, 84

Bonaparte, Lucien, Prince of Caniuo
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
teqq., 283, 295, 492 teqq., 507

Botanical Collections in France, 260
teqq., 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,
297

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 Layard,
631, foot-note

Boudaen, Peter, 255

Bourchier, Sir William, 539

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

Bowring, J., Entomological Collection
of, 51

Boyle, Robert, 275

Branchidee, 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,
289

Bridges' Zoological Collections made in
South America, 581

Bridgewater, Francis Henry, Earl of.
Set 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—17

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, ii.,;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,
500

Bryant, Jacob, 479

Bryaxis, Ancient Sculptures by, 665

Buchan, Mr., a Naturalist'engaged in
the Voyage of Hanks and Cook,

, 493

Buckingham House and its History,
318

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

Bnrlamachi, 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 Mine.
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.

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