The 40 individuals and institutions that helped form both the founding collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, and Pitt-Rivers' second collection, are composed as follows

33 of them are deemed to be individuals *

7 of them are deemed to be institutions *

All of the individuals (33) were male

39 were based in Britain **

1 was based abroad (Robert Bruce Napoleon Walker)

* Note that as regards this part of his collection, it is sometimes hard to distinguish between individuals and institutions as so many of his artefacts were obtained from dealers. I have taken the line that when an individual dealer is named they count as an individual but when a company only is named then it is counted as an institution. These figures, therefore, are flawed as this distinction is not particularly meaningful.

** At this time Britain or rather the United Kingdom included what is now known as the Republic of Ireland, therefore these statistics include items from the UK and Republic of Ireland.

AP, June 2010


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