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The British Museum today.

The British Museum in London was founded in 1753, to house collections donated by Sir Hans Sloane. Over two and a half centuries it has given rise to two other institutions, the Natural History Museum, and the British Library. This portal is to collect in one place related texts. These include numerous author pages for writers who worked at the museum, as well as biographies of other heads and staff.

Contents

Works about the MuseumEdit

Works from the Museum's collectionsEdit

Staff as authorsEdit

Image Author British Museum position Notes
John Parker Anderson In the library of British Museum DNB author
Robert Nisbet Bain Assistant Librarian Bain, Robert Nisbet
EB1911 author
George Frederick Barwick Assistant Keeper of Printed Books EB1911 author
Henry Hervey Baber Keeper of Printed Books Henry Hervey Baber
Cecil Bendall Senior assistant in the department of Oriental manuscripts, and printed books 1882 to 1893 DNB author
George Albert Boulenger In charge of the collections of Reptiles and Fishes EB1911 author
Robert Brown Keeper of the botanical collections Brown, Robert (1773-1858) (DNB00)
Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities DNB author
Nicholas Carlisle Carlisle, Nicholas
George Clinch Librarian, Department of Printed Books DNB author
Sidney Colvin Keeper of Prints and Drawings DNB author, EB1911 author
Charles Henry Coote Assistant Librarian DNB author
Lionel Henry Cust Assistant in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, 1884-95 DNB author; Director of the National Portrait Gallery, 1895-1909. Surveyor of the King's Pictures and Works of

Art

James Dallas Curator DNB author
Francis Douce Keeper of Manuscripts Douce, Francis (DNB00)
Campbell Dodgson Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings DNB author
Robert Kennaway Douglas Keeper of Oriental books and manuscripts DNB author
Edward Edwards Assistant to Printed Books, catalogue work Edwards, Edward (1812-1886) (DNB00)
Robert Etheridge Assistant Keeper Geological Department British Museum (Natural History) Etheridge, Robert (DNB12)
Louis Alexander Fagan Department of Prints and Drawings Fagan, Louis Alexander (DNB12)
DNB author
William Younger Fletcher Assistant Keeper of Printed Books DNB author
William Henry Flower Director of the Natural History departments Flower, William Henry (DNB01)
DNB author
George Knottesford Fortescue Keeper of the Printed Books DNB author; ODNB
Richard Garnett Keeper of Printed Books Garnett, Richard (DNB12)
DNB author, EB1911 author
Lionel Giles Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts
Robert Edmund Graves Assistant Keeper of Printed Books DNB author
John Edward Gray Keeper of Zoology Gray, John Edward (DNB00)
  Barclay Vincent Head Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals
Harry Reginald Holland Hall Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities DNB author
John Alexander Herbert Deputy Keeper of Manuscripts DNB author, CE author
George Francis Hill Keeper of the Department of Coins EB1911 author
Augustus Hughes-Hughes Assistant in the Department of Manuscripts DNB author
Isaac Herbert Jeayes Department of Manuscripts
  Henry Jenner DNB author
Charles Francis Keary Department of Coins DNB author
Leonard William King Assistant Keeper in department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities DNB author
Richard Lydekker Keeper of Palaeontology, 1882-96; subsequently in charge of the Mammalian Exhibition Gallery. DNB author
Arthur William Kaye Miller Keeper of Printed Books succeeded George Knottesford Fortescue
Freeman Marius O'Donoghue Assistant Keeper of Prints and Drawings DNB author
Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi Principal Librarian, having been Keeper of Printed Books Panizzi, Anthony (DNB00)
Alfred William Pollard Assistant Keeper of Printed Books EB1911 contributor
Reginald Stuart Poole Keeper of Coins and Medals
Charles Hercules Read Keeper of British and medieval antiquities DNB author
William Brenchley Rye Keeper Of Printed Books
Edward John Long Scott Keeper of Manuscripts DNB author
Robert Farquharson Sharp Keeper of Printed Books DNB author
Richard Bowdler Sharpe Assistant Keeper in the Department of Zoology Sharpe, Richard Bowdler (DNB12)
John Thomas Smith Keeper of Prints and Drawings Smith, John Thomas (1766-1833) (DNB00)
William Barclay Squire In charge of printed music DNB author
George Frederic Warner Keeper of Manuscripts DNB author
Adam White Department of Zoology White, Adam (DNB00)
Bernard Barham Woodward Librarian, British Museum (Natural History) DNB author
Warwick William Wroth Senior Assistant Keeper of Coins and Medals Wroth, Warwick William (DNB12)
DNB author

Principal librarians and directorsEdit

KeepersEdit

 
The Great Court of the Museum, surrounding the original Reading Room.
Printed Books
Other

OthersEdit