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Sir Hans Sloane and the British Museum.
De Beer, Gavin Sir
by Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by Oxford U.P
Written in English
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Stream - Painting of Sir Hans Sloane by British Museum from desktop or your mobile device. Sir Hans Sloane (), who trained as a doctor, was President of the Royal College of Physicians and was physician to Queen Anne and King George III. As a scientist interested in natural history, he founded the Botanic Garden, now the Chelsea Physic Garden, in , as a centre for the study of plants for medicinal use. Sloane is today remembered principally as a Author: Scan The World.
Sloane was a celebrated man and Chelsea, where he lived from until his death in , has many roads and squares named after him, including Sloane Square station, a tube stop along the circle and district lines. For more information, visit: Sir Hans : Josephine Price. [A] fascinating biography of Sir Hans Sloane (), whose extensive collections led to the establishment of the British Museum In this fine and erudite book, Delbourgo recovers Sloane from the oblivion into which he has fallen. Financial Times - Brand: Harvard.
His book on Hans Sloane and early modern global collecting will be published by Penguin in the UK and Belknap/ Harvard University Press in the US and Canada in He is an advisor to “Reconstructing Sloane,” a major research collaboration on Hans Sloane’s collections being undertaken by the British Museum, the British Library, and the. Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections. The British Library, London, pp Clutton-Brock, Juliet () ‘Vertebrate Collections’ in Arthur MacGregor, Sir Hans Sloane. Collector, Scientist, Antiquary Founding Father of the British Museum. The British Museum Press, London, pp
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The British Museum was founded in and opened its doors in It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world.
Enlightenment ideals and values – critical scrutiny of all assumptions, open debate, scientific research, progress and tolerance – have marked the Museum since. Sir Hans Sloane and the British Museum.
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Sir Hans Sloane, Baronet, (born ApKillyleagh, County Down, Ire.—died Jan. 11,London, Eng.), British physician and naturalist whose collection of books, manuscripts, and curiosities formed the basis for the British Museum in London. As a child Sloane possessed a strong curiosity of nature, and he developed a particular interest in plants.
Project Overview. Enlightenment Architectures is a Leverhulme funded research project based at the British Museum which investigates Sir Hans Sloane’s () original manuscript catalogues of his collections. It seeks to understand their highly complex information architecture and the intellectual legacies of this 'meta-data of the Enlightenment’.
This catalogue lists books owned by Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection became the basis of the British Museum.
It includes both books held by the British Library and Sloane books held in other libraries, with additional information on previous owners and manuscript notes. William Sloane, born indid marry Jane Hamilton of Killyleagh, who inherited the Earl of Clanbrassil's estate. William died in Chelsea in His son William was a trustee to his uncle Hans, and played an important part in the transfer of his collections to the British Museum after the death of Sir Hans by: 6.
Sir Hans Sloane was one of the most remarkable figures produced by the British life spanned 10 decades and two hemispheres, he lived through six reigns and one revolution, and he.
In the British Museum opened its doors to the general public―the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo’s biography of Hans Sloane recounts the story behind its creation, told through the life of a figure with an insatiable ambition to pit universal knowledge against superstition and the means to realize his by: 6.
The British Museum's buildings are of national importance, discover their story. It emulated classical Greek architecture – a style which had become increasingly popular since the s when western Europeans 'rediscovered' ancient Greece.
Sir Hans Sloane. His bust is the first item on view at the entrance to the Museum. When the Natural History Museum and the British library were built the natural objects, books and manuscripts were transferred to those establishments. Such was the esteem of Hans Sloane that Sloane Square was created and a statue erected in the nearby Physic Gardens.
Sir Hans Sloane, MD, () is best known today for his collections of books, manuscripts, and curiosities, which formed the nucleus of the British Museum at its creation the year he died.
Sloane wrote about the eye from the level of knowledge of the most informed physicians of his day. He was Author: James G. Ravin. This lovely gentleman right here is Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection is the basis of the British Museum.
A physician and collector, Sloane amassed a huge array of scientific and historic artifacts — an impress books, manuscripts, natural specimens and “things relating to the customs of ancient times” which became the foundation of the museum.
Hans Sloane was an eclectic collector, which is borne out by his collections adding important archives to the Natural History Museum, the British Museum and the British Library.
Like many men of his time his success was built on slavery, an aspect the biographer doesn't shy away from. The context of what we see and admire today was brutal/5(22). The British Museum Act also added two other libraries to the Sloane collection: the Cottonian Library, assembled by Sir Robert Cotton, and the Harleian Library, collected by the Earls of Oxford.
The long title of the act was "An Act for the purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane and of the Harleian Collection of. The origin of the British Museum lies with the collection and will of Irish physician and collector, Sir Hans Sloane. Sloane was a longtime member of the Royal Society who served as its president for thirteen years between and Sir Hans Sloane and the British Museum History, philosophy and sociology of science The British Museum quarterly: Author: Sir Gavin De Beer: Publisher: Oxford University Press, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Aug 4, Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.
Sir Hans Sloane. AKA Hans Sloane. Milk chocolate and the British Museum. Birthplace: Killyleagh, County Down, Ireland Location of death: London, England Cause of death: unspecified R. Hans Sloane was a 17th century British doctor whose hobby was collecting antiquities and coins, shells and rocks, unusual plants and animals, and other curios.
He worked as an Born: From inside the book. What The Sloanes and the Bailies. 10 other sections not shown. Other editions - View all. Sir Hans Sloane: the great collector and his circle acquaintance adds Alexander already Apothecaries appears asked Bailie Belfast believe Birch botanical British Museum brother brought called Chelsea collection College.
This is an informative, well-written and interesting book on Sir Hans Sloane, the man whose legacy served as the foundation of the British Museum.
I would think that everyone who has visited the BM, and has always wanted to know more Cited by: 7.Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections. The British Library, London, pp Hunt, Arnold () ‘Sloane as a Collector of Manuscripts’ in Alison Walker, Arthur MacGregor, Michael Hunter, From Books to Bezoars.
Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections. The British Library, London, pp Nickson, M. A. E () ‘Hans Sloane, Book.The British Museum was established inlargely based on the collections of the Irish physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane.
It first opened to the public inin Montagu House, on the site of the current expansion over the following years was largely a result of expanding British colonisation and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, Director: Hartwig Fischer.