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17 List of Benefactions made to the Auckland Institute and Museum of an amount (or value) exceeding £50. 187(5. £2,026 subscribed by the citizens of Auckland Iowa i ds meeting the eost ol the first portion of the present Museum Buildings. (This sum included two donations of £500 each from Mr. Justice Oillies and the Hon. T. Williamson.) 187(5. Presentation made by Mr. K. C. Bars tow of a large and varied collection of Maori articles, including flax and dog-skin cloaks, carvings, greenstone ornaments, bone and stone meres, fish-hooks, etc.. etc. 1877. Bequest from Mr. G. F. Kdmonston of 504 volumes of standard works on Physical and Natural Science. 1878. Donation from Mr. T. Russell, C.M.G., of 34 plaster-casts and busts from the antique. 1878. £106 donated by Mr. J. C. Firth to cover the expense of show-cases in the Museum. 1879-1883. Mr. J. T. Mackelvie presented 260 volumes of books relating to the early history of New Zealand; 130 volumes of miscellaneous scientific works; a collection of ethnographical specimens from the Swiss Lake Dwellings; and 40 picked mineral specimens. 1884. Bequest from Mr. Edward ( ostley of £12.150. 1887. Bequest from Mr. David Nathan of £100. 1887. Bequest of Maori articles from Mr. C. 0. Davis, comprising dog-skin and feather mats; taiahas, paddles, spears; bone and wooden meres; carved boxes; and a variety of other articles.