The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 12
II. — To the Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, M.P., First Lord of Her Majesty's Treasury
To the Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, M.P., First Lord of Her Majesty's Treasury.
The Memorial of the Council of the East India Association, Respectfully sheweth, —
That your Memorialists, taking a warm interest in all measures calculated to extend in this country a knowledge of the people and resources of India, have had their attention drawn to the proposal now before the public of erecting an India Museum on the site of the old Fife House on the Thames Embankment.
Your Memorialists are impressed with the advantages which would result from having the India Museum in such a central position in which its public usefulness would be so much greater than in its present situation at South Kensington.
Your Memorialists are likewise impressed with the advantages which would be likely to arise from the proposal of having a Colonial Museum placed side by side with the India Museum in the same locality, so as to form together an Imperial Museum representing the whole of the dominions under the British Crown.
For these and other reasons your Memorialists pray that Her Majesty's Government will take into consideration the proposals referred to, and give the necessary assistance for carrying them into effect.
For the Council of the East India Association,
C. Winofield, Vice-Chairman. London, June, 1876.
Arrowsmith, Printer, Quay Street, Beistol.