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points touched upon inthis Report, and their details. This Committee would be similar to that which the Trustees requested the Treasury to appoint, by letter of the twentieth of June, 1829, and which was afterwards appointed by the Trustees themselves, with the approbation of their Lordships, to direct and superintend, not only the works then in 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 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.

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 eminent men of science in favour of continuance and enlargement, rather than of severance and removal; all 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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eventually decided against the project by their vote of the 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.

THE END.

GENERAL INDEX.

ABBO r. (hos-go, Archbishop of Canter-
bury, 66, 70

Abercorn, 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

lEginse, 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, 865
seqq. -

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 seqq.

Anadbouly, 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

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Andréossi, Anthony Francis, Count, Re-
searches in theMonasteries of Nitris
of, 610

Angouléme, Duke of, 539

Anne, Queen of England, 207 :eqq.

Anne of Denmark, Queen Consort of
James 1,153, 156, 166

Ansse deVilloisin, John Baptist, G. d’, 455

Antiphellus, Researches of Sir Charles
Fellows at, 64A

Antiquités Elrusques, &c., 352 seqq.

Apotheosis of Homer, 401

Arcadia, Archxeological Explorations in,
397 seqq.

Argos, Vases and otherAntiqnities from,
386

Artas of Sidon, Ancient glasswork of,
709 seqq.

Artemisia, Ancient Sculptures from the
Mausoleum built by, 66¢ seqq.

Arundel, Earl of. See Fitzalan

Arundel, Earl of. See Howard

Arundelian Library, 198 seqq.

Arnndelian 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, 4-01; 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 leqq.

Aublet, John Baptist Christopher Fusée
d’, Botanical Collection of, 509

B.

BABBB, 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,
57

Bankes, George, 441

Banks-Hodgkenson, J ., 488

Banks, Sir Joseph, Bart, P.R.S., No-
tices of the Life, Travels, Labour's,
and Benefactions of, 835, 480—489,
497—501, 509,- His Correspondence
with Sir William Hamilton on Vol-
canic Eruptions, 854 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 scqq. ; 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, 34-9

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,
4-20

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

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Beauclerc, Topham, 425

Beaumont, Sir George, Bart, Bequest
of a Gallery of Pictures to the
British Museum by, 80,460

Bentinck Papers, 4557

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 uqq.

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 P0-
lnard, of the, 536 seqq.

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

Bolingbroke, Henry, Viscount. See St.
John

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. R, 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, 4-92 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,
297
Botanic Garden at Paris, 500
Betta, P. E., Assyrian Researches of,
616; his first and brilliant discove-
ries at Khorsubad, 629 ; his genial
and liberal co-operation with Layard,
631,foot-note
Boudaen, Peter, 255
Bourchier, Sir William, 539
Bowood in Wiltshire, Lord Shelburue's
improvements at, 428
Bowring, J., Entomological Collection
of, 51
Boyle, Robert, 275
Branchidre, 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.
See Egerton
Brienne, Henry Lewis (is Lomenie dc,
' Count. See Lomenie
Brindley, James, 4-47
British and Mediacval 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
Briindsted, Peter Olave, 399
Brougham, Henry, Lord Brougham and
Vsux, 547
Brown, Robert, F.R.S., Keeper of Bo-
tany, Services of, 507, 608

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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, ib.,: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’Entrecastcaux, Joseph Anthony,
500

Bryant, Jacob, 479

Bryaxis, Ancient Sculptures by, 665

Buchan, Mn, :1 Naturalist engaged in
the Voyage of Banks and Cook,
493

Buckingham House and its History,
318

Buckland, William, D.D., 449

Budrum (the ancient Halicurnassus),
Explorations of C. T. Newton and
other Arcbmologists at, 663 seqq.

Burckhardt, John Lewis, Travels and
Researches in Africa of, 404

Burlamachi, Philip, 250

Burnct, Gilbert, Bishop of Salisbury,
133, 211

Burney, Charles, D.D., Notices of the
Life, Lubours, 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, £6.

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