Punch,  16 (1849), 111.

Lodgings for Antediluvians



News-Commentary, Drollery

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Palaeontology, Museums

    Discusses an Athenaeum report on William Howley, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who asked members of the Geological Society to find 'an antediluvian museum' to house the growing collections of fossils in the British Museum. Anticipates that overcrowding problems will lead to such sights as holes being 'cut in upper floors to admit the beak of some pterodactlyus longirostris', and the 'legs of a megalonyx' being 'let down into the cellar'. Illustrations depict these solutions.

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