The Sturge Collection: an Illustrated Selection of Flints from Britain bequeathed in 1919 by William Allen Sturge

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    IN 1919 the archaeological collections of the British Museum were much enriched by the bequest of the large and valuable collections of the late Dr. Alien Sturge. He had amassed specimens on his visits to England from Nice, where he was in practice, and on his retirement, when he settled at Ickling-ham in Suffolk, he became an assiduous collector, with the assistance of his wife, in that happy hunting ground of the student of the stone age implement. To his own collections he added others by purchase from time to time, those belonging to Canon Greenwell, Alien Brown, and Worthington Smith, among others, passing into his possession. Nor was his interest confined solely to the specimens from Britain, which are dealt with in the work under notice. The implements from other parts of the world which he collected have gone to the Ethnographical Department of the British Museum.

    The Sturge Collection: an Illustrated Selection of Flints from Britain bequeathed in 1919 by William Allen Sturge.

    By Reginald A. Smith. Pp. xii + 136 + 12 plates. (London: British Museum, 1931.) 25s. net.

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    The Sturge Collection: an Illustrated Selection of Flints from Britain bequeathed in 1919 by William Allen Sturge . Nature 129, 43 (1932) doi:10.1038/129043b0

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