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1882.] The College Museum. 169 natural history his hobby, there are yet>other ways in which he may assist in the development of a young museum. From time to time he is sure to come across something which may be turned to good account in a collection. Far be it from me to advocate the accumulation of miscellaneous curiosities, like Captain Grose's "auld nick-nackets." And yet I believe that there is scarcely any object from which, if properly studied, instruction may not be evolved. The old coin, the autograph, or the potsherd may teach more of real vivid history than an ordinary student can learn from many pages of his text-book. Such " curios " are to be found in almost every private house, but it is obvious that they are far safer and more useful in a public collection. Let every student of the University College of Wales hence¬ forth make it a point of honour that his name shall be asso¬ ciated with at least one specimen in the College Museum. F. W. Rudler.