Item 10 - Copy of a letter from Brian Houghton Hodgson to Professor Owen

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Copy of a letter from Brian Houghton Hodgson to Professor Owen


  • [6] Jan 1845 (Creation)

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Canterbury Jan [6] 1845

To Professor Owen
College of Surgeons

My dear Sir,

I have the pleasure to acknowledge your letter of the 23 Ulto in reply relative to my osteological Collections averting to what you told me upon the occasion of my visit to the Museum of the College of Surgeons (viz that your space is very limited and your object, merely to exhibit the more striking diversities of structure in the animal Kingdom) I am afraid that my osteological Collection, which is very extensive and abounds in individual specimens, is unsuited to your institution and, as the British Museum has agreed to receive it I have determined to send the whole of the bones as well as the skins there, at least in the first instance and pending such ultimate arrangements as may seem most fitting. In every event I have provided that such of the duplicates shall be at your disposal for the College of Surgeons as that institution may desire to possess and I trust I may yet indulge the hope of obtaining the benefit of your opinion relative to the Collection

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Believe me
Yrs very truly
B.H. Hodgson

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