William Cameron Forbes '92, Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, has given the Peabody Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoology some important collections of objects which illustrate life on those islands. The collections include specimens of handiwork representative of the arts and industries of the various native tribes.
The most important part of the gift is the great collection of photographs, about 5000 in number, of practically all the tribes of the Philippines. The pictures which were recently reproduced in the National Geographic Magazine, were taken with especial attention to ethnographic detail and are invaluable for scientific purposes.
The gift to the Museum of Comparative Zoology includes a series of bird-skins shells, and other marine specimens for research study.