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The Opening of the Loan Collection

    Naturevolume 14pages5254 (1876) | Download Citation



    THE Loan Collection was auspiciously opened on Saturday last by the visit of the Queen, and that it has exceeded all expectations is sufficiently shown by the opinions of the public press, which we have collected in another page. The Queen's visit is admitted on all hands to have been a complete success. Her Majesty herself, the Empress of Germany, and the other distinguished personages who accompanied her, showed a genuine interest in the collection, and especially in those apparatus to which their attention was particularly drawn. The Times is “authorised to say that not only did her Majesty express to the Lord President of the Council, the Duke of Richmond, her gratification with the exhibition and with its success—exceeding any that could possibly have been anticipated of it—but that her Majesty desired to make known how much she was gratified by the manner of her reception and by the solicitude with which her visit was made interesting by the several scientific men who explained to her the nature of the objects exhibited.”

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