Early Collectors and Their Impact on the Raffles Museum and Library

Megan Osborne


From its central position and the number of persons passing through it Singapore seems to be marked out as a place where a museum on a large scale should be established, where traveler or student or businessman should have before him every possible product of these countries and specimens . . .” Governor Fredrick Weld, October 12, 1887. (Liu 1987:9).

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