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The New Museum of the Geological Society

    Naturevolume 13pages227228 (1876) | Download Citation



    WHEN it was first announced to the Council of the Geological Society that the Government proposed to offer a suite of rooms in Burlington House in lieu of the apartments the Society occupied in Somerset House, it was at once seen that the most formidable work the change involved would be the removal of the collections of minerals and fossils. The transference of the library, though an extensive one, would be a comparatively easy matter, but there is always the danger in the mere handling of fossils that they may be damaged. Besides this, the collection had gradually grown to such a size that it was evident the cost of the removal would be considerable. So far as the preparation of the rooms at Burlington House was concerned, the Government showed every desire to conform as far as possible to the wishes of the Council.

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