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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1867.

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Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
January 26 George Rolleston writes to Vice-Chancellor advocating the relocation of the archaeological and anthropological collections to a new gallery to be built adjoining the OUMNH Transcription here; AA AmS 45; Macgregor, 1997: 603  
March No day Pitt-Rivers elected to council of Society of Antiquaries Chapman, 1981: 252   
June 28 Pitt-Rivers reads first paper on 'Primitive Warfare' to United Services Institute Thompson, 1977: 123, Chapman, 1981: 267   
Unspecified   Tylor visits Swiss Lake Villages whilst on holiday in Switzerland and Italy Relational Museum timeline / Megan Price pers comm.  
Unspecified   Last significant purchase by the Ashmolean Museum of ethnographic objects [40 objects from Fiji] Macgregor et al, 2000: 253  
Unspecified 1867-1868   The Ashmolean lends 'a large number of articles' to the Art Exhibition at Leeds according to George Rowell. This prompted him to think that a catalogue should be prepared of the objects in the Museum. Ovenell papers Ashmolean Museum RFO/A/3/11 printed pamphlet conclusion  


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