S&SWM PR papers P121


Dec 31. 1878

Dear Gen'l Fox

Your Collection was opened for public inspection on Thursday last at South Kensington, and looks well in its new home.

Enclosed is the Stores receipt for all the objects received since you left

No statuettes have been received from Mesr [sic] Feuardent

Very truly yours
Richard Thompson

Richard Anthony Thompson (1819-1908) was employed at the Great Exhibition of 1851, in the English section of the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855, and at subsequent international exhibitions, he was also a curator at the South Kensington Museum according to his DNB entry, joining in January 1857 to set up its educational collection. He was assistant director from 1866 until his retirement at the end of 1891, and acting Director from 1876-8 and in 1886.

Transcribed by AP for the Rethinking Pitt-Rivers project August 2011

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