Punch,  59 (1870), 66–67.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery


Museums, Natural History, Government

    Notes that 'it was finally settled that the Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Eggs, and all the Natural History at the British Museum, should be sent off to South Kensington, and £6,000 was voted for land whereon to build a receptacle for them'. Mr Punch 'rejoices' in this move, but questions whether zoology should 'have been sent so many miles away from the homes of the only class (except students) that cares about it'. (66)

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