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Rivers, Augustus Henry Lane Fox-Pitt-, 1827-1900 (archaeologist and anthropologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1827 - 1900

Biography

Augustus Henry Lane Fox (1827-1900), who assumed the name Fox-Pitt-Rivers in 1880 on succeeding to the estates of his great uncle, the 2nd Baron Rivers, was an officer in the Grenadier Guards who served in the Crimean War and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-General, and an archaeologist and anthropologist. He was first Inspector of ncient Monuments in Great Britain. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1864 and was Vice-President in 1871; he was also President of the Archaeological Institute. His post-1880 estate was at Rushmore, and three miles away, at Farnham, he created a museum for his post-1880 collections. His obituary commended his systematic and careful recording of excavations and explorations, especially five volumes of full details of his work on his Rushmore estate. Most of his collection of weapons and articles of dress, ornaments etc., from all parts of the world, is in the Pitt-Rivers Museum at Oxford. The contents of the Pitt-Rivers Museum at Farnham were dispersed in the mid-1970s: the British collections passed to the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum; the ethnographic collections were dispersed by sale.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1882-1883 (1882 - 11 September 1883)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

9 volumes, 1882-99, chronological catalogues of antiquities and ethnographical material: date of acquisition / article and description / price / location in various residences ('Place where it might be found', annotated to show rearrangement of collection, later 'Deposited at' / 'Transferred to'), many items illustrated with pen-and-wash drawings by G.F. Waldo Johnson and others.

Dates: 1882-1883 (1882 - 11 September 1883)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1884-1891 (7 March 1884 - 16 June 1891)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/2
Scope and Contents

1884-91 (with letter H.S. Senior (Senior and Goodwin, auctioneers, etc., Sturminster Newton) to Percy Wilkinson, 17 April 1903, he checked contents of Museum at Tollard Farnham: with listed exceptions, contents are as described in 9 volumes of illustrated catalogue.

Dates: 1884-1891 (7 March 1884 - 16 June 1891)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1891-1896 (27 June 1891 - 18 May 1896)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

9 volumes, 1882-99, chronological catalogues of antiquities and ethnographical material: date of acquisition / article and description / price / location in various residences ('Place where it might be found', annotated to show rearrangement of collection, later 'Deposited at' / 'Transferred to'), many items illustrated with pen-and-wash drawings by G.F. Waldo Johnson and others.

Dates: 1891-1896 (27 June 1891 - 18 May 1896)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1896-1897 (May 1886 - 27 May 1897)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

9 volumes, 1882-99, chronological catalogues of antiquities and ethnographical material: date of acquisition / article and description / price / location in various residences ('Place where it might be found', annotated to show rearrangement of collection, later 'Deposited at' / 'Transferred to'), many items illustrated with pen-and-wash drawings by G.F. Waldo Johnson and others.

Dates: 1896-1897 (May 1886 - 27 May 1897)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1897-1898 (3 May 1897 - 12 Novemeber 1898)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

9 volumes, 1882-99, chronological catalogues of antiquities and ethnographical material: date of acquisition / article and description / price / location in various residences ('Place where it might be found', annotated to show rearrangement of collection, later 'Deposited at' / 'Transferred to'), many items illustrated with pen-and-wash drawings by G.F. Waldo Johnson and others.

Dates: 1897-1898 (3 May 1897 - 12 Novemeber 1898)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1898-1899 (March 1898 - 7 November 1899)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

9 volumes, 1882-99, chronological catalogues of antiquities and ethnographical material: date of acquisition / article and description / price / location in various residences ('Place where it might be found', annotated to show rearrangement of collection, later 'Deposited at' / 'Transferred to'), many items illustrated with pen-and-wash drawings by G.F. Waldo Johnson and others.

Dates: 1898-1899 (March 1898 - 7 November 1899)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1898-1899

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/7
Scope and Contents

Pots, lamps, Maori carvings, figures in clay, brass, marble, ivory, wood figures.

Dates: 1898-1899
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1898-1899

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/8
Scope and Contents

Jewellery, amulets, shields, clubs, knives, carved wood objects, metalwork objects, Burmese figures.

Dates: 1898-1899
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of his archaeological and anthropological collections., 1898-1899

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/9
Scope and Contents

Glass, Greek vases, Fulham ware pottery; (pp.2312 ff.) written descriptions of objects, collections.

Dates: 1898-1899
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Catalogue of library, Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

9 volumes, 1882-99, chronological catalogues of antiquities and ethnographical material: date of acquisition / article and description / price / location in various residences ('Place where it might be found', annotated to show rearrangement of collection, later 'Deposited at' / 'Transferred to'), many items illustrated with pen-and-wash drawings by G.F. Waldo Johnson and others.

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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

General Fox-Pitt-Rivers: catalogues of his collections.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9455
Scope and Contents

9 volumes, 1882-99, chronological catalogues of antiquities and ethnographical material: date of acquisition / article and description / price / location in various residences ('Place where it might be found', annotated to show rearrangement of collection, later 'Deposited at' / 'Transferred to'), many items illustrated with pen-and-wash drawings by G.F. Waldo Johnson and others.

Dates: 1882-1899
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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