FOX, George Townsend
Synopsis of the Newcastle Museum, late The Allan, formerly The Tunstall, or Wycliffe Museum: To which are prefixed Memoirs of Mr. Tunstall, the founder, and of Mr. Allan, the Late Proprietor, of the collection; with occasional remarks on the species, by those gentlemen and the editor.Newcastle: Printed by T. and J. Hodgson, 1827.
Ornithologist and collector Marmaduke Tunstall began collecting for his private museum in London in the 1770s, acquiring numerous 'curiosities brought by Captain Cook'; he moved the collections in 1776 to his home at Wycliffe, Yorkshire. After Tunstall's death the Wycliffe Museum was bought by George Allan, lawyer and avid antiquary, adding it to his own substantial holdings to form the Allan Museum. On his death the museum went to Allan's son, and in 1822 the combined collections passed into the hands of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.
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