Forwarded message from john

John McNeill rom!john at ZOO.TORONTO.EDU
Tue Feb 1 16:55:00 CST 1994

In response to Stephen Halford's suggestion that NMNH might have been what
is now the Canadian Museum of Nature, I have had this confirmatory reply
that this was never the name of that Museum.  Presumably it does indeed
refer to the Smithsonian MNH.

John McNeill
From: John McNeill, Director, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park,
      Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1C6, Canada.
      Tel.: 416-586-5639      Fax: 416-586-8044
      e-mail: rom!john at

> From utzoo!!af150 Tue Feb  1 10:11:37 1994
> From: af150 at (George Argus)
> To: rom!john at
> Subject: Re: who is NMNH?
> Reply-To: af150 at
> Dear John, As far as I know the natural science museum in Ottawa was
> called National Museum of Natural History. After it ceased being a part
> the Geological Survey it became the National Museum of Canada and then
> National Museum of Natural Sciences. I wonder what made your
> think NMNH refers to a Canadian museum? Sorry I am of no help. You are
> right about "Botany Division" . All the old curators are now in the
> Research Division.
>>  >>  >> Pardon my ignorance, but wasn't "NMNH" the old acronym for the
>> (Canadian) National Museum of Natural History?
>> Steve. (Stephen_Halford at
>I am not sure about this, but I will forward your message to George
>in the Botany Division of what is now the Canadian Museum of Nature
>they have probably got rid of the title "Botany Division" in their
>Until it became the Museum of Nature some five years ago, its title was
>National Museum of Natural Sciences.  For a while in the early part of
>century it was called the Victoria Memorial Museum.  It was part of the
>Geological Survey of Canada until well into this century (about 1910).
>John McNeill.
> >
> >
> >
> --
> George Argus
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