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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1857.

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Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
March 24 John Phillips, the geologist, appointed Keeper of OUMNH (and Ashmolean) Ovenell, 1986: 216
June 18 A new statute, 'De Custode Ashmoleani' is passed in Convocation; the Keeper of the Ashmolean is also to be the keeper of the OUMNH, he would be appointed by the Delegates of the OUMNH subject to the approval of Convocation. Another statute, 'De Museo Ashmoleani' was also passed by which the Delegates of the OUMNH became the Vistors of the Ashmolean also Source unknown 
Unspecified Acland appointed as Regius professor of medicine DNB entry
Unspecified For eight months Rolleston is assistant physician at Hospital for Sick children, London DNB entry
Unspecified Rolleston becomes Lee's Reader in Anatomy, and physician to Radcliffe Infirmary DNB entry
Unspecified Tylor travels to Germany and possibly to France Relational Museum timelines / Megan Price pers comm
Unspecified 'a special meeting of the Trustees considered the proposal for removing the scientific portion of the books from the Radcliffe Library to the new Museum in rooms in the charge of Dr. Acland' Davies and Hull 1975 Zoological Collections
Unspecified Hope offers £200 p.a. for upkeep of his Entomological collection as salary for special keeper, on condition that J.O. Westwood be appointed (which he was). Vernon, 1909: 63


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