The museums of the University have made various acquisitions of recent date.
Additions to the Fogg Museum.
Dr. Rupert Norton '88 has presented to the Fogg Museum an ancient Greek marble statue of Aesculapius, which will soon be placed on exhibition. Two very valuable paintings have also been recently acquired. One is ascribed with very good authority to Lorenzo Lotto, while the other, a smaller picture, is attributed to Raphael.
Numerous Gifts to University Museum.
The University Museum is indebted to Professor R. Thaxter '82 for various collections, gathered by him during his recent trip to South America. These include cryptograms, most of which were obtained in the Straits of Magellan, many interesting entomogenous fungi, and a large number of insects, chiefly coleopterous.
To the geological branch of the University Museum has been added, through Professor W. M. Davis '69, a collection of glaciated pebbles and tillite from the Divyker Conglomerate of South Africa. Various lava specimens, which were obtained in Mexico this summer, have also been presented. Professor G. L. Jackson '67 has contributed a large and valuable collection of fossils from different parts of Europe.
Large Collection for Peabody Museum.
The Peabody Museum has received a very extensive collection from L. H. Farlow. This collection contains various specimens of the work of the American Indians, including bows, arrows, baskets, and an old drum, which was recovered from a lake in California. A very rare and singular coat of armor, such as was used by the primitive Hupa Indians, and beautiful head bands of red feathers are worthy of note. Dr. H. Rice '98 has presented various ornaments and weapons collected from the Zaporo Indians of Peru. Dr. J. C. Jones has donated a collection of New Guinea weapons and implements from the islands of the Pacific. From Dr. W. C. Woodworth come cooking implements of the New Hebrides Islanders, Fiji baskets, and other objects collected among the Pacific Islands. A relic of much interest, recently acquired, is a primitive dugout canoe, which was discovered in 1847 in the bottom of a small lake in the Berkshires.
New Plaster Cast in Robinson Hall.
To the art collection in Robinson Hall there has been added a plaster cast purchased at Rome, of one half of the Arch of Trajan at Beneventium.