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1841-1847. SYRIAO MANusORIPTs from the NITRIAN MONAs'runras.
Collected by the Reverend Henry Tattam and by M. Pachot. Purchased by the Trustees, by three successive bargains, in the years 1841-1847.
[See BOOK III, Chapter 3.]
(XLVI) 1842, The HARDING PRINTS and DRAWINGS. Purchased, for the Trustees, by selection at the ColIector’s sale. The selection comprised 321 very choice specimens of early German and Italian masters; and was acquired for the sum of £2390.
Purchased by the Trustees, by a like selection, at a public sale in 1843.
(XLVIII) 1845. The LI'cIAN or XANTIIIAN MARBLES. Discovered by Sir Charles Fellowes (Died 1860) in the years 1842—1844. Transferred to the Museum at the cost of the Trustees in 1845. [See BOOK 111, Chapter
(XLIX) 1847. The GRENVILLE LIBRARY. Collected by the Right Hon. Thomas Grenville
(Died 17 December, 1846). Bequeathed by the Collector.
(L) 184-7. The MICHAEL HEBREW LIBRARY.
Collected by H. J. Michael, of Hamburgh. Parchased by the Trustees from his Executors. [See BOOK III, Chapter 4.]
Purchased from his Executors by a Parliamentary grant.
(L11) 184-8. The CROIZET FOSSIL-MAMIIALs.
Collected by M. Croizet in Auvergne. Purchased by the Trustees.
(er1) 1851-1860. The AssrRIAN ANTIQUITIEs.
Partly discovered by Austen Henry Layard. Excavated at the public charge, and under the joint direction of the Trustees of the British Museum and of the Secretary of State for Foreign Afi'airs, in 1851 and subsequent years by the Discoverer, and by H. Rassam, and W. K. Loftus.
[See BOOK III, Chapter 3.]
Tron. 1853, The GELL DRAWINGS. Drawn and Collected by Sir William Gell (Died 4 February, 1836). Begueat/ted by the Honorable
Keppel Craven (Died 1853).
(LV) 1853. The STEPHENS CABINET of BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY. Collected by James Francis Stephens (Died 22 December, 1852). Purclzased by the Trustees. Although this Collection contained about 88,000 specimens, it cost the Trustees only £400.
Collected, in France, by M. Des Hayes. Pure/eased by the Trustees.
1855-1860. The Haracxauassmn and CNIDIAN MARBLES.
Discovered and excavated by C. T. Newton (then Vice-Consul at Mitylene) and other Explorers (earlier and later). In part Presented by Lord Canning 0f Redclitl‘e (then Ambassador at Constantinople); and in part excavated and transported by the Trustees, with the aid of Parliamentary grants made in 1855 and subsequent
1856, The TEMPLE Moment of ITALO-GREEK and if;?°“°' ROMAN ANTIQUITIES.
Collected by Sir William Temple (Died 1856) during his Embassy at Naples. Begueathed by the Col
(le) 1857. The CAUTLEY FOSSILS from the Himalayas.
Collected by Major Cautley, during his service in India. Purchased by the Trustees.
(mi) 1858. The BauchANN FOSSIL PLANTs.
Collected by Bruchmann at and near (Eningen. Purchased by the Trustees.
(1.x1) 1859, The CAarnAGINIAN ANTIQUITIES.
Discovered—and excavated (partly at the cost of the Trustees),—by Nathan Davis and others, during the year 1856 and subsequent years. The Davis Collection includes a series of Phoenician Inscriptions, some of which are of great antiquity. Purchased from the Collector.
[See Boox 111, Chapter 3.]
:‘l‘glff’m' 1860. The ALLAN-GREG CABINET of MINERALS. Collected, mainly, by R. H. Greg, of Manchester.
Purc/zased by the Trustees.
1860. The GARDNER HERBARlUM of BRAZIL.
1860. The CYRENE MaaaLns.
Discovered, and excavated by Lieutenants R. M. Smith and POI'ChGI', under firmans from Constantinople, and at the charge of the Trustees, in 1860 and subsequent years.
[See also No. LXVI under the year ‘1863,’ and
(MW) 1862. The HAEBERLEIN FossrLs.
Collected by Haeberlein. Brought from Solenhofen; and Purchased by the Trustees.
Foreign Office, in 1862 and subsequent years. Presenfed by Earl Russell.