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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1874.

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Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
January 24 Delivery of items from Pitt-Rivers to BGM showing loan has begun (NB the main bulk of objects had already been delivered) Day or Van book known as Green book
January 27 Pitt-Rivers elected vice-president of Anthropological Institute for 1874
April  24  Death of John Phillips, first Keeper at OUMNH DNB entry
August before 26 Lane Fox present at BAAS meeting in Belfast, he presides over anthropological section The Times 26 August 1874
September 4 GF Duncombe writes to Lane Fox to tell him 5 small darts have been stolen from the displays at Bethnal Green Museum S&SWM Pitt-Rivers papers P118
December  22 Lane Fox delivers 'Early Modes of Navigation' paper to Anthropological Institute JAI 4 (1875): 399-437; Thompson, 1977: 38
Unspecified First edition of Notes and Queries published, Pitt-Rivers financed at least part of the costs Petch, 2007: 22
Unspecified First edition of the Catalogue of Pitt-Rivers collection at BGM published
Unspecified Moseley publishes 'On the Anatomy and Histology of the Land Planarians of Ceylon', read before Royal Society DNB entry


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