Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

People who sold English items to Pitt Rivers for the founding collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Alison Petch,
Researcher 'The Other Within' project


Anthropological Institute

Auction Mart near Bank of England

Mr Bolton, Cockermouth

Last, Shrewsbury

Royal United Services Institution Museum



Bryce Wright

As can be seen he mostly purchased the English items from institutes which were closing their museums (Anthropological and Royal United Services Institutes), from professional dealers like Bryce Wright, auction houses like Sothebys and the unnamed Auction Mart, and from individuals such as Mr Bolton and possibly Williamson. It is not clear whether Last is either a local auction firm or a dealer.

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