THE Mineral Department of the British Museum (Natural History) has acquired through Mr. Arthur Russell a small collection of foreign minerals from the collection of Philip Rashleigh, F.R.S., of Mena-billy, near Fowey, Cornwall (1729-1811). The main part of the Rashleigh Collection is in the Truro Museum. Mr. Arthur Champion has collected rooks from various localities on a remarkable motor journey he made in 1937 from Dakar toNairobi. The collection includes specimens from French West Africa and the Belgian Congo as well as from Senegal, Gold Coast and Nigeria. A finespecimen of the mineral thort-veitite has been received from Prof. T. Vogt of Trondhjem, Norway, and suitable specimens have been sent him in exchange.