The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 4
To the Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli, M.P., First Lord of her Majesty's Treasury. — The Humble Memorial of the President and Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures in Glasgow, incorporated by Royal Charter
To the Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli, M.P., First Lord of her Majesty's Treasury.
The Humble Memorial of the President and Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures in Glasgow, incorporated by Royal Charter,
That the attention of this chamber has been called to the present unsatisfactory position of the India Museum and Library, and to the fact that no proper accommodation has been provided for their reception since their removal from the India-house in Leadenhall-street, in 1865.
It is essential that this most valuable and useful collection should no longer be lost to the public, but be placed under one roof, in a locality easily accessible to all classes of the community, but specially so to the commercial and manufacturing interests; and this chamber has learned with satisfaction that a movement is now being made to procure a suitable building (for the India Museum and Library) in a central position in London, and it is hoped that the national importance of the undertaking will secure the assistance of her Majesty's Government to the proposed undertaking.
That your memorialists have in view that the careful and systematic arrangement of the contents of the museum would facilitate the distribution of identical sets of trade collections, embracing specimens of the whole range of Indian products and textile fabrics, to the various manufacturing centres in the kingdom, and that in this way the standard or central collection would be made still more useful to the country at large.
For these and other reasons your memorialists pray that her Majesty's Government will take into consideration the proposal referred to, and render such assistance to its accomplishment as they may deem proper.
And your memorialists will ever pray.
Walter Paterson, Director of the Chamber.
Thos. G. Wright, Secretary. Glasgow,