Acquisition of the Macpherson Collection

By Geoffrey Callender, published August 1928


Following its 1927 success in securing for the Nation a National Maritime Museum, Admiral Sir George Hope was able to announce at the 1928 Annual General Meeting that the Society had ensured the unique Macpherson Collection would become part of the Museum’s collection. A. G. H. Macpherson’s collection consisted of engravings, books, atlases and paintings which ranged from the early sixteenth to the late nineteenth century. The Society had been instrumental in establishing appeals to raise funds to buy the collection and had been much involved in negotiating the purchase.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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