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  1. Pitt Rivers died, 4 May
  2. 2 photographs of Pitt Rivers installed in museum
  3. Museum visited by Fellows of the Royal Anthropological Institute
  4. Range of screens installed in Court above wall cases to display shields and body armour
  5. Displays worked on during the year: Weaving, stone implements, pottery, archery, blowguns, bronze age implements, Ancient Egyptian arm ornaments, games, shadow figures, shields / armour, spears
  6. Haida totem pole, from Masset, acquired by Tylor, erected in Museum by Symm and Co.
  7. Harold St George Gray resigned to become Curator of Taunton Museum
  8. Displays worked on during the year: Stone implements, Pottery, Archery, Bronze Age implements, Spear throwers,
  9. Tylor resigned as Keeper, OUMNH
  10. Balfour purchased new exhibition cases with money saved by Gray's post not being filled
  11. Electric light installed in Curator's office and workshops
  12. Displays worked on during the year: Musical instruments, Fire-making, Pottery, Magic / charms, Shields / armour, boomerangs, fetish figures [sic], war trophies,
  13. Tylor reappointed Professor of Anthropology
  14. Further repairs carried out on Museum roof to prevent leaks
  15. Displays worked on during the year: Musical instruments, Barkcloth, Magic / charms, war trophies, swords and daggers
  16. Balfour suffered from prolonged ill-health, hampering Museum work
  17. Committee for Anthropology established by University ?
  18. Electric light first installed in Museum, paid for by the British Medical Association's Executive Committee ?
  19. Further wall cases installed in Upper Gallery
  20. Displays worked on during the year: Musical instruments, masks, boat-models, fire-making, clothing
  21. Balfour reappointed Curator until 1912
  22. Balfour and Tylor appointed founding members of Committee for Anthropology
  23. E.F. Bayzand appointed as Museum assistant
  24. Plaque installed in Museum to commemorate the installation of electrical light ?
  25. Diploma in Social Anthropology sanctioned by Convocation
  26. Francis Howe Seymour Knowles began volunteering at the Museum
  27. F.C. Carter took photographs of museum objects and prepared lantern slides for teaching ?
  28. Balfour absent on trip to South Africa, including attending BAAS meeting and collected many objects, July-October
  29. Magdalen College gave annual grant of 50 to aid Museum's work
  30. Displays worked on during the year: Lighting, smoking / narcotics, lime spatulae
  31. Application made for extension to working rooms for storage and sorting objects
  32. Tylor appointed one of first examiners for Diploma in Anthropology, with Robert Ranulph Marett and Arthur Thomson
  33. Displays worked on during the year: Ornamental / decorative art, deformation of body, weaving, stone implements, pottery, human form in art, Agriculture, shields / armour, boomerangs, fetish figures [sic], war trophies, headrests
  34. University provided extension to working rooms for Museum, rooms used as workshop on south side of Museum
  35. Balfour absent during Long Vacation on second trip to South Africa, July-October
  36. First Diploma students admitted, Barbara Freire-Marreco, Francis Howe Seymour Knowles, James Arthur Harley, Frederic Charles Joseph Marius Barbeau
  37. Green shed built for Dept of Engineering Science ?
  38. Committee for Anthropology granted power to award certificates in Physical Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology
  39. Displays worked on during the year: archery, medicine / surgery
  40. The University's Galleries and Ashmolean Museum in Beaumont Street combined to form Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
  41. Barbara Freire-Marreco began volunteer work at the Museum
  42. First plans of the Museum's displays prepared by Bayzand for public ?
  43. Displays worked on during the year: Musical instruments, stone implements, animal form in art, feather ornaments, spears, harpoon spears, religious emblems
  44. Tylor tendered resignation to University
  45. Francis Howe Seymour Knowles appointed assistant to Arthur Thomson in teaching physical anthropology
  46. E.F. Bayzand died and replaced as museum assistant by George Kettle
  47. Barbara Freire-Marecco continued to volunteer at PRM
  48. Balfour appointed as examiner for Diploma in Anthropology
  49. Displays worked on during the year: Stone implements, lighting, archery,
  50. Tylor retired as Professor of Anthropology and moved permanently to Somerset. Robert Ranulph Marett replaced him as Reader in Anthropology
  51. Tylor appointed Emeritus Professor
  52. Balfour again visited South Africa, giving a lecture tour at the request of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science, June-October
  53. Displays worked on during the year: Magic / charms, ex-voto figures
  54. Committee for Anthropology accepted loan of part of Tylor's library which was housed in Acland House, Broad Street, for the use of university members
  55. Melville William Hilton-Simpson volunteered at Museum working on new card-catalogue for musical instruments
  56. Barbara Freire-Marreco continued to volunteer at Museum
  57. Charles John ffoulkes volunteered at museum working on arms and armour
  58. R. Poulton volunteered at Museum working on palaeolithic flint implements
  59. First visits by schoolchildren to Museum recorded in museum annual report
  60. Displays worked on during the year: Pottery, Currency, ex-voto figures, hair specimens,
  61. Balfour reappointed Curator until 1919
  62. Balfour resigns as secretary to the Delegates of the OUMNH
  63. George R. Carline worked on drafting list of accessions up to 1912
  64. Wilfred Susan Blackman volunteered at Museum working on fire-making and music catalogues
  65. Displays worked on during the year: Graphic art, rock / cave paintings, slings bolas lassoes, weighing appliances
  66. George R. Carline continued work on list of accessions
  67. Wilfred Susan Blackman continued to volunteer at Museum working on fire-making and music catalogues
  68. Balfour visited Dordogne, France during Easter Vacation to collect palaeolithic specimens
  69. Displays worked on during the year: Textiles, weapons with sharks teeth, death, writing, stone implements
  70. Exeter College gives sum of money for the 'purpose of collecting specimens for the Museum'
  71. Wilfred Susan Blackman continued to volunteer at Museum
  72. Balfour visited Australia for BAAS meeting, also calling at Java, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, , June-November ?
  73. First record of attempted theft from Museum
  74. Department of Social Anthropology established, with funding from the Drapers' Company, after successful lobbying by Marret
  75. Committee for Anthropology gave grant to Maria Czaplicka to collect in Siberia for PRM
  76. Displays worked on during the year: Basketry, Medicine / surgical instruments, pottery and magic / charms
  77. Security in museum is strengthened with new locks being fitted
  78. The 'Green shed' previously used by the Dept of Engineering, became part of the Museum
  79. Museum roof overhauled and repacked with asbestos ?
  80. Wilfred Susan Blackman continued to volunteer at Museum
  81. Arthur Maurice Hocart volunteered to catalogue head-rest series (he does not complete work)
  82. Displays worked on during the year: Ornamental / decorative art, food / water vessels, smoking narcotics, shields / armour, spears. Clubs, stone implements
  83. Work in Museum hampered by War-time Police regulations regarding lighting
  84. Wilfred Susan Blackman continued to volunteer at Museum
  85. Beatrice Blackwood started Oxford Diploma in Anthropology
  86. Displays worked on during the year: food / water vessels, archery, slings bolas lassoes, stone implements
  87. Tylor died, 2 January
  88. Part of Tylor's collection came to Museum via his wife, Anna, and niece and executor, Dorothy Tylor
  89. War continued to impede museum work through shortages and high cost of materials and labour
  90. Balfour appointed Acting Secretary to Delegates of the OUMNH, in absence of Professor Bowman
  91. Wilfred Susan Blackman continued to volunteer at Museum
  92. Displays worked on during the year: Stone implements, spear-throwers, bows
  93. Balfour suffered heart trouble while volunteering for the Anglo-French Red Cross in France
  94. Blackwood awarded distinction in Diploma in Anthropology, and starts work as research assistant in Department of Human Anatomy, OUMNH
  95. Hebdomadal Council granted funds for Scientific Assistant or Demonstrator at Museum
  96. Lady Tylor donated more books from Tylor's library to PRM
  97. Wilfred Susan Blackman continued to volunteer at Museum
  98. George Kettle absent for most of year working in Royal Navy
  99. Displays worked on during the year: Weaving, stone implements, bone horn and ivory implements
  100. Balfour reappointed Curator until 1926
  101. George R. Carline took up duties as Assistant Curator
  102. Wilfred Susan Blackman continued to volunteer at Museum
  103. Louis Colville Gray Clarke volunteered at Museum after matriculating as candidate for Diploma ?
  104. Museums Association visited Oxford for annual meeting, a 'demonstration' given for them in the Museum
  105. Displays worked on during the year: Stone implements, Naga shields
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