§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education how much money has been spent under the new arrangement upon cataloguing (1) the Oriental, and (2) the Italian photographs at the South Kensington Museum; how many catalogue slips have been completed in each branch respectively; and what is the intrinsic 1552 value of the Oriental and Italian photographs now catalogued?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
On the Oriental, £274 7s.; on the Italian, £7 17s. 4d. In the former, about 10,000; in the latter, 472. The intrinsic value of the Oriental photographs cannot be estimated; they were done by officers of the Government of India. The Italian photographs cost £44 5s. 10d.