Guide to the English Ceramic Ante-Room and the Glass Ceramic Gallery British Museum Dept of Br Antiquities

ISBN: 9781331933700

Published: September 27th 2015

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Guide to the English Ceramic Ante-Room and the Glass Ceramic Gallery  by  British Museum Dept of Br Antiquities

Guide to the English Ceramic Ante-Room and the Glass Ceramic Gallery by British Museum Dept of Br Antiquities
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 30 pages | ISBN: 9781331933700 | 6.38 Mb

Excerpt from Guide to the English Ceramic Ante-Room and the Glass Ceramic GalleryThe building containing the galleries in which are exhibited the Museum Glass and Ceramic collections, and, at present, Chinese and Japanese Drawings selected from theMoreExcerpt from Guide to the English Ceramic Ante-Room and the Glass Ceramic GalleryThe building containing the galleries in which are exhibited the Museum Glass and Ceramic collections, and, at present, Chinese and Japanese Drawings selected from the series purchased from Mr.

William Anderson, has been erected from funds bequeathed by Mr. William White, who died on the 13th of May, 1823. By his will, dated the 10th of December, 1822, he directed that, on the death of his wife and child, his landed property, consisting of an estate named Hildern and Holms, near Botley, in Hampshire, and houses in Cowes, Isle of Wight, and, after payment of legacies, his personal estate, on the death of his wife, should revert to the Trustees of the British Museum.

The claim of the Trustees to the landed property was disputed, and by a decree in the Vice-Chancellors court, July 1826, disallowed, the devise to the Museum being pronounced to be invalid as within the provisions of the statute of mortmain. Upon the death of the widow in the year 1879, the Trustees became entitled under the will to a sum of 63,941 in various Government stocks, realizing with dividends the amount of 71,780, reduced however to 65,411 by payment of legacy duty exacted by the Treasury.The strong interest in the Museum shown by this disposal of his property by Mr.

White, was probably in a great measure excited by his having been brought up in its near neighbourhood- his father having lived in Soho Square, and he himself in Store Street and in Tavistock Square. The Museum collections as he knew them were closely packed in Montagu House, their original repository- the only addition to which, at the date of the will, were rooms on the west side built for reception of the Elgin and the Townley marbles.

The Library was increasing, and had received large accessions by bequests from the Rev. C. M. Cracherode and Sir Joseph Banks, as well as from other donations.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.

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