THE accompanying illustration of this fine museum is reproduced from Science. The Peabody Museum, Mr. Ingersoll informs us, stands on the corner of Elm and High Streets, just without the campus of Yale College. The building is due to the liberality of George Peabody, who gave a sum of money, in 1866, to erect a house for the collections. Thanks to the financial prosperity of Massachusetts, the bonds for a hundred and fifty thousand dollars had greatly increased, and those set aside for the first wing of the building had become worth a hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars when the trustees began to build. With that sum they have erected one of the finest buildings, for its purpose, in the United States—a lofty and ornamental structure of red brick and cream-coloured stone, whose broad and numerous windows express the desire of the investigators within for all the light they can get.
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The Peabody Museum at new Haven, U.S. . Nature 31, 510–512 (1885). https://doi.org/10.1038/031510b0