London, Soane Museum

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London, Soane Museum

READ, (Charles) Hercules (1857 - 1929), Past President Royal Anthropological Institute, and President Society of Antiquaries of London, 1908–14, and 1919–24; President, Section H British Association, 1899; formerly Keeper of British and Medieval Antiquities and Ethnography, British Museum, until 1921; Hon. Member, Real Acad., San Fernando, and Real Acad. de la Historia, Madrid; Member, Royal Society Northern Antiquaries, Copenhagen; Academie Royale d’Archéologie de Belgique, Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Philadelphia, Società di Antropologia d’ Italia. Société d’Anthropologie de Paris, Sussex Archæological Society; Member, Society of Gentlemen of Spalding; a Trustee of Sir John Soane’s Museum; Member of the Society of Dilettanti

Wakefield, Charles Cheers (1859 - 1941), presented to National Portrait Gallery collection of portraits of British and Empire soldiers and statesmen of the Great War by Orpen and Sargent, 1933; also presented the Orpen Portrait of M. Paul Hymans to the Belgian Nation; purchased and presented to the Prime Minister for the British Museum, Nelson’s personal Log-Book with entries carried to the eve of Trafalgar; also previously presented to the Guildhall Nelson’s Sword of Honour given him with the Freedom of the City; presented early English manuscript, Great Chronicle of London to the Guildhall Library, together with a limited edition of a reprint thereof, 1934; Trustee, The Sir John Soane’s Museum; President Dickens Fellowship, 1927–29; twice President Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund; Chairman, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund; President Aldwych Club, 1925–27; PGW in English Freemasonry; Sheriff of the City of London, 1907–08


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The museum, which houses the eclectic collection of the architect Sir John Soane (1753–1837), was established by Act of Parliament in 1833. The collections, of casts, models, sculpture, marbles, and ...

Subjects: Art.

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