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British Museum (Natural History) General Guide

British Museum (Natural History) General Guide
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Title: British Museum (Natural History) General Guide
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BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY)

CROMWELL ROAD, LONDON, S.W.


GENERAL GUIDE

WITH PLANS AND VIEWS OF THE BUILDING,
AND FIFTY-EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS.

THIRTEENTH EDITION.

London:

PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES
OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM.

1913.

[All rights reserved.]


LONDON:
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
DUKE STREET, STAMFORD STREET, S.E., AND GREAT WINDMILL STREET, W.


THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, CROMWELL ROAD, FROM THE SOUTH-WEST, SHOWING PART OF THE WEST FRONT AS ORIGINALLY PROJECTED BY THE ARCHITECT.

PREFACE TO THE THIRTEENTH EDITION.

This Guide is intended for the use of those visitors who wishmerely to get a general idea of the arrangements and contentsof the Natural History Museum.

Special Guides have been published for the use of visitorswho wish to make a closer study of the collections; a list ofthem is given on pages 116–18.

L. FLETCHER,
Director.

British Museum (Natural History).
April, 1913.


STAFF OF THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM.

Director
L. Fletcher, M.A., Hon. Ph.D. (Berlin), F.R.S.
Assistant Secretary
C. E. Fagan, I.S.O.
Assistant in Director’s Office
Basil H. Soulsby, B.A., F.S.A.
Clerks in Director’s Office
W. H. R. Holl;
W. J. Anderson.
Assistant in General Library
B. B. Woodward.

ZOOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT.

Keeper
S. F. Harmer, Sc.D., F.R.S.
Assistant Keeper
W. R. Ogilvie-Grant.
Assistants
G. A. Boulenger, F.R.S.;
Oldfield Thomas, F.R.S.;
F. J. Bell, M.A.;
R. Kirkpatrick;
W. T. Calman, D.Sc.;
C. T. Regan, M.A.;
A. S. Hirst;
J. G. Dollman, B.A.;
W. P. Pycraft;
G. C. Robson, B.A.;
H. A. Baylis, B.A.

ENTOMOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT.

Keeper
C. J. Gahan, M.A.
Assistants
Sir G. F. Hampson, Bart.;
E. E. Austen;
J. Hartley Durrant (Walsingham Collection);
G. J. Arrow;
G. Meade-Waldo, B.A.;
F. W. Edwards, B.A.;
K. G. Blair, B.Sc.;
N. D. Riley;
B. F. Cummings.

GEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT.

Keeper
A. S. Woodward, LL.D., F.R.S.
Assistant Keeper
F. A. Bather, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.
Assistants
R. B. Newton;
C. W. Andrews, D.Sc., F.R.S.;
G. C. Crick;
W. D. Lang, B.A.;
W. N.Edwards, B.A.

MINERAL DEPARTMENT.

Keeper
G. T. Prior, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.
Assistants
L. J. Spencer, M.A.;
G. F. Herbert Smith, M.A., D.Sc.;
W. Campbell Smith, M.A.

BOTANICAL DEPARTMENT.

Keeper
A. B. Rendle, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.
Assistants
A. Gepp, M.A.;
E. G. Baker;
H. F. Wernham,B.Sc.;
J. Ramsbottom B.A.;
A. J.Wilmott, B.A.


TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  PAGE
STAFF OF THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM vi
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS viii
HISTORICAL SKETCH 1
GENERAL ARRANGEMENT 9
DESCRIPTION OF THE MUSEUM AND ITS CONTENTS 15
Central Hall 15
North Hall (Domesticated Animals, &c.) 38
Staircase and Corridors 40
West Wing 42
Ground Floor 42
Bird Gallery 42
Pavilion, with British Land and Fresh-water Vertebrates 46
Coral Gallery 48
Fish Gallery 52
Insect Gallery 54
Reptile Gallery 57
Starfish Gallery 59
Shell Gallery 60
Whale-Room 63
First Floor 66
Lower Mammal Gallery 66
Second Floor 72
Upper Mammal Gallery 72
East Wing 74
Ground Floor 74
Fossil Collections 74
First Floor 90
Mineral Collections 90
Second Floor 100
Botanical Collections 100
SELECTED LIST OF PUBLICATIONS 105
GUIDE-BOOKS 116
REGULATIONS FOR ADMISSION OF STUDENTS 119
NUMBER OF VISITORS TO THE MUSEUM 120
DAYS AND HOURS OF ADMISSION TO MUSEUM on back of cover.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

  Number. Page.
Leaf-Butterfly 1 19
Somali Tsetse-Fly 2 20
Common Gnat 3 22
Spot-Winged Mosquito 4 22
Malaria Parasite 5 23
Trypanosoma gambiense 6 24
African Elephant 7 25
Skeleton of a Flying-Fox 8 27
Skull of the Giant Tuatera 9 32
Skeleton of the Great Blue Shark 10 33
Flying Fish 11 35
Flying Gurnard 12 35
Jaw of Port Jackson Shark 13 36
Female Okapi 14 41
Great Auk 15 43
Egg of the Great Auk 16 45
Venus’ Flower-Basket 17 49
Brain-Coral 18 50
Rough Sunfish 19 51
Gastrostomus bairdi 20 52
Saccopharynx flagellum 21 52
Sucker-Fish 22 52
Lower View of Head of Saw-Fish 23 53
Basking Shark 24 54
Coconut Crab 25 55
Saddle-Backed Tortoise 26 57
Horned Frog 27 58
Sea-Lily 28 59
Whelk 29 61
Left Valve of Giant Clam 30 62
Pearly Nautilus 31 62
Sperm-Whale 32 65
Platypus or Duck-Bill 33 67
Yellow-Bellied Pangolin 34 68
Prongbuck or Pronghorn Antelope 35 69
Heads of Rhinoceroses 36 70
Northern Fur-Seal 37 71
Elephant-Seal 38 71
Great Panda 39 72
Gorilla 40 73
Skeleton of American Mastodon 41 75
Skull of Arsinoïtherium zitteli 42 76
Skeleton of Toxodon 43 77
Skeleton of Dinoceras
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