The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 4
The Sheffield Independent, 12th June 1876
The Sheffield Independent, 12th June 1876.
A proposal has just been published by Dr. Forbes Watson for the establishment of a comprehensive museum of the productions of India and the colonies, which appears to deserve attentive consideration. Dr. Watson's scheme embraces the consolidation of several institutions which have a more or less intimate connection with each other, the Indian Museum and Library, the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Royal Colonial Institute; and a site in every respect suitable presents itself at the present moment in that of Fife House, recently removed, which occupied an extent of nearly two and a half acres. The position is an excellent one, a piece of land lying close to the Thames Embankment, page 28 between Whitehall Place and Whitehall Yard; and bounded, on the side facing the Embankment by a strip of public garden. A supplementary work would be the preparation of sets of Trade Museums, to be distributed in England, India, and the colonies, and the foundation of an Indian Institute for lectures, inquiry, and teaching, to be organized under the direction of the Royal Asiatic Society. Dr. Forbes Watson has just issued a pamphlet in explanation and advocacy of his scheme.