The British Association: Section D Biology


THE recent construction of the edifice of the British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road,1 and the transference thereto of three of the Departments, the systematic arrangement of which in their respective galleries approaches closely to completion, have left me little leisure in the present year for other scientific work. The expression, moreover, in divers forms and degrees of the satisfaction and instruction such partial exhibition of the national treasures of natural history has afforded to all classes of visitors since the galleries were open to the public, in April last, encourages me to believe that a few words on this great additional instrument in advancing biological science may not be unacceptable to the Section of the British Association which I have now the honour to address.

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  1. 1

    Ib. p. 5.

  2. 2

    Ib. p. 25 and p. 28.

  3. 3

    Parliamentary Papers, "Report with Plan," &c. (126, 1.), fol. 1859.

  4. 4

    Report, ut supra, p. 22.

  5. 5

    "Hansard." Debate of July 22, 1861, pp. 1861, 1918.

  6. 6

    Fourth Report, p. 4.

  7. 7

    "Hansard." ut supra.

  8. 8

    Ib. 1862, p. 1927.

  9. 9

    "Hansard." p. 1932.

  10. 10

    Ib. 1862, p. 1918.

  11. 11

    Ib. p. 1931.

  12. 12

    Ed. 1825, p. 332.

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OWEN, R. The British Association: Section D Biology. Nature 24, 421–425 (1881).

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