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    AT a Court of Governors of the National Museum of Wales held at Aberystwyth on May 23, Lord Harlech from the chair reported on the result of his recent visit to the United States of America, when he was accompanied by Sir Cyril Fox, the director, to appeal to Welshmen in the States on behalf of the National Museum. The sum of £10,000 has already been received in response to the appeal. Lord Harlech stated that the attitude of Welsh Americans towards the Museum was such that the response would have been much greater had it not been for the international tension in Europe at the present time. The variety and range of the recent accessions to the collections of the Museum, which were reported to the governors by Sir Cyril Fox on this occasion, are an indication of the activities of the Museum in the preservation and display of objects illustrating the history and culture of the Welsh people. Among these were a collection of neolithic finds from Breconshire, a thirteenth-fifteenth century stone fireplace from the Vale of Glamorgan, and a turned chair of mid-sixteenth century date; while among objects deposited were an important collection of carved stones dated at about A.D. 1230-40 from Castell-y-Bere, and the extremely interesting iron age fire-dog found in 1852 at Carreg Coedog Farm, Denbighshire. It was also reported that the services of the Museum had been called upon by the Office of Works to report on the antiquities of Pembrokeshire, which are threatened by a tank school.

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    National Museum of Wales. Nature 143, 932–933 (1939) doi:10.1038/143932d0

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