Nature 131, 230-230 (18 February 1933) | doi:10.1038/131230a0

Mr. B. H. Soulsby


MR. B. H. SOULSBY, who died at Reading on January 14, aged sixty-eight, was for nearly thirty-eight years in the service of the Trustees of the British Museum, first at Bloomsbury and later at South Kensington. He was educated at Cheltenham College and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and also studied at GĀ¶ttingen. He entered the service of the Trustees as a second-class assistant in the Department of Printed Books in 1892, and became successively superintendent of the Map Room, of the Copyright Office, and finally deputy superintendent of the Reading Room. During his time at Bloomsbury, he catalogued the library of the Grand Priory of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and translated some early geographical works. In 1902 he published a small pamphlet on the earliest two maps which bear the name America.