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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1858.

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Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
March 21 Arthur Thomson born DNB entry
March No day James Parker, Librarian of Oxford Architectural Society, writes open letter to John Phillips, Keeper of OUMNH, arguing case for establishment of a Museum of English History, a Museum of National Antiquities under the auspices of the University and based on the Ashmolean collections Ovenell, 1986: 216-7
June No day Tylor marries Anna Rebecca Fox DNB entry
October No day Ashmolean Library and antiquities are offered to Bodleian Library. The Curators of the Library accept the books and manuscripts, coins and medals but reject the antiquities Ovenell, 1986: 217
Unspecified Henry Acland gives lecture explaining reasons for new museum's construction Wikipedia
Unspecified Philips appointed Keeper of the OUMNH Fox, 1997: 657
Unspecified First course of lectures given in new OUMNH, even though building is not completed, lectures given by Benjamin Brodie Vernon, 1909: 62
Unspecified Tylor (and his wife?) travel to Italy and France Relational Museum timelines and Megan Price pers comm.


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