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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.


  • Creation: 1882-1899


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1 collection (paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Pitt-Rivers Trust (senior family member G.Anthony Pitt-Rivers) per Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, 1997. Item [10] presented by G. Anthony Pitt-Rivers, 2004.


For an obituary of Pitt-Rivers, see Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, xviii, p.338. See also Michael Thompson and Colin Renfrew, 'The catalogues of the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, Dorset' in Antiquity 73 (1999).
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