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The British Museum today.

The British Museum in London was founded in 1753, to house collections donated by Sir Hans Sloane. Over two and a half centuries it has given rise to two other institutions, the Natural History Museum, and the British Library. This portal is to collect in one place related texts. These include numerous author pages for writers who worked at the museum, as well as biographies of other heads and staff.

Works about the Museum[edit]

Works from the Museum's collections[edit]

Staff as authors[edit]

Image Author British Museum position Notes
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Robert Nisbet Bain Assistant Librarian Bain, Robert Nisbet (DNB12)
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George Frederick Barwick Assistant Keeper of Printed Books EB1911 author
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Henry Hervey Baber Keeper of Printed Books Henry Hervey Baber
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Cecil Bendall Senior assistant in the department of Oriental manuscripts, and printed books 1882 to 1893 DNB author
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George Albert Boulenger In charge of the collections of Reptiles and Fishes EB1911 author
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Robert Brown Keeper of the botanical collections Brown, Robert (1773-1858) (DNB00)
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Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities DNB author
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Nicholas Carlisle Carlisle, Nicholas
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George Clinch Librarian, Department of Printed Books DNB author
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Sidney Colvin Keeper of Prints and Drawings DNB author, EB1911 author
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Charles Henry Coote Assistant Librarian DNB author
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Lionel Henry Cust Assistant in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, 1884-95 DNB author; Director of the National Portrait Gallery, 1895-1909. Surveyor of the King's Pictures and Works of

Art

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James Dallas Curator DNB author
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Francis Douce Keeper of Manuscripts Douce, Francis (DNB00)
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Campbell Dodgson Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings DNB author
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Robert Kennaway Douglas Keeper of Oriental books and manuscripts DNB author
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Edward Edwards Assistant to Printed Books, catalogue work Edwards, Edward (1812-1886) (DNB00)
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Robert Etheridge Assistant Keeper Geological Department British Museum (Natural History) Etheridge, Robert (DNB12)
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Louis Alexander Fagan Department of Prints and Drawings Fagan, Louis Alexander (DNB12)
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William Younger Fletcher Assistant Keeper of Printed Books DNB author
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William Henry Flower Director of the Natural History departments Flower, William Henry (DNB01)
DNB author
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George Knottesford Fortescue Keeper of the Printed Books DNB author; ODNB
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Richard Garnett Keeper of Printed Books Garnett, Richard (DNB12)
DNB author, EB1911 author
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Lionel Giles Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts
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Robert Edmund Graves Assistant Keeper of Printed Books DNB author
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John Edward Gray Keeper of Zoology Gray, John Edward (DNB00)
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Harry Reginald Holland Hall Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities DNB author
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John Alexander Herbert Deputy Keeper of Manuscripts DNB author, CE author
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George Francis Hill Keeper of the Department of Coins EB1911 author
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Augustus Hughes-Hughes Assistant in the Department of Manuscripts DNB author
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Isaac Herbert Jeayes Department of Manuscripts
Charles Francis Keary Department of Coins DNB author
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Richard Lydekker Keeper of Palaeontology, 1882-96; subsequently in charge of the Mammalian Exhibition Gallery. DNB author
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Arthur William Kaye Miller Keeper of Printed Books succeeded George Knottesford Fortescue
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Freeman Marius O'Donoghue Assistant Keeper of Prints and Drawings DNB author
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Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi Principal Librarian, having been Keeper of Printed Books Panizzi, Anthony (DNB00)
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Alfred William Pollard Assistant Keeper of Printed Books EB1911 contributor
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Reginald Stuart Poole Keeper of Coins and Medals
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Charles Hercules Read Keeper of British and medieval antiquities DNB author
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William Brenchley Rye Keeper Of Printed Books
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Edward John Long Scott Keeper of Manuscripts DNB author
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Robert Farquharson Sharp Keeper of Printed Books DNB author
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Richard Bowdler Sharpe Assistant Keeper in the Department of Zoology Sharpe, Richard Bowdler (DNB12)
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John Thomas Smith Keeper of Prints and Drawings Smith, John Thomas (1766-1833) (DNB00)
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William Barclay Squire In charge of printed music DNB author
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George Frederic Warner Keeper of Manuscripts DNB author
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Adam White Department of Zoology White, Adam (DNB00)
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Bernard Barham Woodward Librarian, British Museum (Natural History) DNB author
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Warwick William Wroth Senior Assistant Keeper of Coins and Medals Wroth, Warwick William (DNB12)
DNB author

Principal librarians and directors[edit]

Keepers[edit]

The Great Court of the Museum, surrounding the original Reading Room.
Printed Books
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Others[edit]