Punch's Essence of Parliament
Regular Feature, Reportage, Drollery
Museums, Natural History, Government, Politics
Reporting on a 'long Museum debate' in the House of Commons, disagrees with the view of Henry J Temple (3rd Viscount Palmerston) that the best way to organise the British Museum would be to 'clear out all the stuffed creatures and the rest of Natural History, and so leave room for articles of human manufacture'. Mr Punch thinks the 'study of natural history' is much more interesting than the latter.
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