The Will of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. Deceased.
London : Printed for John Virtuoso, near Crane-Court, Fleet-street. 1753. 8vo, , 48 pp, disbound, lacks 1/2 title
At Sloane’s death, his executors were instructed to petition parliament to save his collections for the nation. Parliament, on hearing that they were being offered for £20,000 collections estimated at £80-1000,000 took up the offer, adding the Harleian and Cotton collections of manuscripts. By act of parliament dated 7. June 1753 they constituted the founding collections of the British Museum.
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