A Cabinet of curiosities : five episodes in the evolution of American museums / described by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. [and others] With an introd. by Walter Muir Whitehill.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-150673

Description

xii, 166 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Museums

Originator

Bell, Whitfield J. (Whitfield Jenks)

Contents

The cabinet of the American Philosophical Society, by W. J. Bell, Jr.--The museum of the American Antiquarian Society, by C. K. Shipton.--William Clark's Indian Museum in St. Louis, 1816-1838, by J. C. Ewers.--"Ohio show-shop": the Western Museum of Cincinnati, 1820-1867, by L. L. Tucker.--Joseph Henry's conception of the purpose of the Smithsonian Institution, by W. E. Washburn.

Publication

Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia

Description

xii, 166 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.

Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Call Number

Stacks AM11.C3

Places

United States.