Resources relating to the building of the Laboratory on the Hoe

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Resource 1: Proposal for the foundation of an observatory on the British coast for the study of marine animals and plants in relation to fish and fisheries (MBA Archives, MB1.1)

Resource 2: Article from the 9 April 1888 edition of the Western Morning News (MBA Archives, MB2.3)

Resource 3: Article from the 30 June 1888 edition of the Western Morning News (MBA Archives, MB2.4)

Resource 4: Article from the 2 July 1888 edition of the Western Daily Mercury (MBA Archives, MB2.4)

Resource 5: Annotated photograph of the opening ceremony of the Citadel Hill Laboratory (MBA Archives, UF39)

Resource 6: Menu for the lunch held to celebrate the opening of the Citadel Hill Laboratory (MBA Archives, MB2.3)


 

Building the Citadel Hill Laboratory, front view, c.1887. MBA Archives, UF45(1).


Resource 1: Proposal for the foundation of an observatory on the British coast for the study of marine animals and plants in relation to fish and fisheries (MBA Archives, MB1.1)

The proposal has been signed by twelve eminent nineteenth-century scientists including E. Ray Lankester.  

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Resource 2: Article from the 9 April 1888 edition of the Western Morning News (MBA Archives, MB2.3)

The article provides a detailed progress report on the building of the Citadel Hill Laboratory.

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Resource 3: Article from the 30 June 1888 edition of the Western Morning News (MBA Archives, MB2.4)

The article provides a brief account of the opening of the Citadel Hill Laboratory.

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Resource 4: Article from the 2 July 1888 edition of the Western Daily Mercury (MBA Archives, MB2.4)

The article provides a brief account of the opening of the Citadel Hill Laboratory.

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Resource 5: Annotated photograph of the opening ceremony of the Citadel Hill Laboratory (MBA Archives, UF39)

The annotations provide brief biographical information about some of the people who attended the opening ceremony on 30 June 1888.

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Resource 6: Menu for the lunch held to celebrate the opening of the Citadel Hill Laboratory (MBA Archives, MB2.3)

The lunch was held on Plymouth Hoe at The Grand Hotel from 12 noon on Saturday 30 June 1888. Diners enjoyed six courses as well as a selection of fine wines.

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