File 4 - Letters referring to offers of collections

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Letters referring to offers of collections


  • 1840-1873 (Creation)

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November 1840 List of mammal skins sent home Prospectus of proposed work by Hodgson on Zoology of Nepal 3 January 1843 Memorandum of skins sent by Hodgson from Canterbury to E Hawkins at British Museum December 1844 Letter from Hodgson (Canterbury) offering collections and asking for help in publishing drawings 15 December 1844 (Canterbury) Letter from Hodgson proposing to present finished drawings and specimens to BM. Requests patronage for proposed publication and help in recovering specimens from Mr Howard 20 December 1844 from Sec. BM thanking Hodgson for gift but expressing Trustees inability to give financial help with publication 28 December 1844 from College of Surgeons accepting gift offered 23 December 1844 from See BM arranging collection of specimens and stating intention to arrange cataloguing 27 December 1844 Hodgson (Canterbury) to JEGray re original and fair copies of drawings 2 January 1845 List of mammal and bird skins in boxes No date. Hodgson to RCS offering boxes [Note dated Jan 1845 of refusal] 3 January 1845 Hodgson records handing over specimens of skins, osteological materials and drawings to agent of BM. Some of osteological material to go to RCS 8 January 1845 Hodgson (Canterbury) to RCS offering osteological materials 23 January 1845 Sec BM to Hodgson acknowledging receipt of specimens and requesting names of institutions and individuals to receive duplicates No date Dr JE Gray (BM) suggesting institutions and individuals to receive duplicates 23 January 1845 Hodgson to Court of Directors of EICo offering specimens 4 February 1845 Hodgson to Sec of Trustees of BM with names to receive duplicates. Mention of people who have missing drawings. Request for help in recovering set of drawings of mammals from Mr Howard. 5 February 1845. Hodgson offering specimens to U. of Leyden 6 February 1845 India House to Hodgson accepting offer of specimens 10 February 1845 Memorandum of zoological collection delivered to BM and how to be distributed 4 March 1845 Sec BM to Hodgson. No realistic chance of recovery from Mr Howard's receiver 5 March 1845 Sec BM to Hodgson. Acknowledging and thanking for osteological specimens 23 May 1845 HE Strickland (The Lodge Tewkesbury) thanking Hodgson for offer of specimens 12 June 1845 Robert Ball (Dublin Museum) thanking H for specimens presented 14 June 1845 HE Strickland acknowledging receipt of collection of Nepal birds Memo of zoological specimens presented to various institutions 15 August 1845 Dr Burnett (Haslar Hospital) acknowledging receipt of 2 human skulls and 79 osteological specimens 1 February 1847 Dr JE Gray sends 12 copies of letter 7 April 1848 James Hume, Sec Agricultural Society (Metcalfe's House, Calcutta) enclosing RGW Frith's memo on silk worms 12 June 1848 Full description of specimens (silk worms) with 2 memos from RWG Frith. Reference to delay. 4th August 1848 29th September 1853 Classified catalogue of collection of skins presented to EICo by Hodgson November 1852 13 March 1860. Letter from F Moore with list of birds of Nepal and Tibet collected by Hodgson August 1869 Memo by Hodgson in event of his death. [Portfolio of drawings 2 of mammals 4 of birds to be given to Zoological Society] January and May 1873. List of Ethnographical drawings numbered by sheets. Jan 1873 to be given to Sir John Lubbock. May 1873 altered to be given to Christie Collection No date Memo of numbers in collection 2 pages of cuttings from "Indian Field" - Article by Blyth on bovine animals

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