The Founders of Science at the British Museum, 1753-1900

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Halesworth Press, 1980 - Museum directors - 219 pages

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Contents

A British Museum at Montagu House 17531780
13
Joseph Banks Benefactor and Trustee 17801820
27
Science and the Board of Trustees 17901820
39
The Age of Reform I 18151820 The Inspiration of W E Leach
45
The Age of Reform II 18211835 The Keepership of J G Children
53
The Age of Reform III 18241840 John Edward Gray
65
The British Museum Investigated The Select Committee of 18351836
75
The Decades before Darwinism and the Library Commission 18401856
87
A Department of Botany 18271879
99
A Department of Mineralogy and Geology 1851
109
A Superintendent of the Natural History Departments
115
The New Museum and the Four Keepers 18731884
131
the New Age 18841900
147
Bibliography
196
Index
211
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