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History of New Museums


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'History of New Museums', 1716 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/History of New Museums
Scope and Contents

This collection of records assembled by John Willis Clark, documents the development of the former Botanic Garden in central Cambridge as the site - the New Museums site as it became known - for teaching and research in science subjects. Clark, who was Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology and Secretary of the Museums and Lecture Rooms Syndicate 1865-91, provided a contents list at the start of each volume. This has been transcribed in the descriptions below.

Dates: 1716 - 1891
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