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The Press on the Loan Collection

Nature volume 14, pages 7678 | Download Citation



IN continuation of our article in last week's number we proceed to give a few more selections from the principal organs of public opinion, indicative of the light in which they regard the scientific collection which has been brought together at South Kensington. Last week we confined ourselves mainly to the daily press; this week we are able to cull the opinions of the principal weekly papers. Public opinion as thus expressed, it will be seen, all but unanimously approves of the collection as creditable to its organizers and to the country at large, as beneficial to the progress of science, and as calculated to have an important educative influence on the British public. We think the collection of public opinion as thus expressed will serve a good purpose. It will show to those men of science who have been more or less connected with the organization of the Loan Collection that their efforts have met with the approval of the intelligent and unprejudiced portion of their non-scientific fellow-countrymen, that these efforts have been unexpectedly successful, and that public opinion points to a permanent successor as the natural outcome of this temporary collection.

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