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Forshall, Josiah, 1795-1863 (museum administrator)



  • Existence: 1795 - 1863

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Josiah Forshall (1795-1863), Secretary, British Museum 1828-50, 29 July 1840-17 Nov. 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9389/2/F/101-107
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises mostly Joseph Bonomi's correspondence and papers, with some of his brother Ignatius Bonomi and other members of his family, especially his sister-in-law Isabella Mary Martin. The non-family correspondence includes letters with Samuel Birch, Egyptologist at the British Museum, George Spencer Cautley, rector and poet, Charles Robert Cockerell, architect, John Gibson, sculptor, James Haliburton, Egyptologist, Robert Hay, Egyptologist, Owen Jones, architect, Edward Lane,...
Dates: 29 July 1840-17 Nov. 1846
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (