WE have been favoured with a copy of a memorial, drawn up as long ago as 1858, by some of the most distinguished geologists and botanists in England, on the subject of the organisation of the British Museum Natural History Collections, the removal of which was then thought to be imminent. As our readers are aware, no steps towards this removal have yet been taken, but as the subject has been brought again before Parliament, it would be well that so carefully considered a document as this appears to be should be weighed in reference to any contemplated change in the governance and disposition of our national Natural History Collections.
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The Natural History Collections. Nature 2, 97–98 (1870). https://doi.org/10.1038/002097a0