Press cutting titled: The Horniman Museum

A press cutting of an article describing the Japan Society’s visit to The Horniman Museum. The excerpt describes how Mr. Horniman received the guest as they arrived to the Museum with letters and telegrams of regret at the inability to attend being sent from other members such as; the Japanese Minister, the Lord Mayor, Sir Trevor and Lady Lawrence, and Mr. Elliot Lees. The excerpt continues with the members who were able to attend such as; Professor W. Anderson (chairman of the Council), Madam Shimoda, Mr and Mrs. Arthur Diosy, Mr. Yasuya Uchida, and Mr. C. Holme. The popularity of the Museum has increased as mentioned in the excerpt, with 42,000 visitors this year, an increase of 5,000 more, in comparison to the previous year. The article ends by describing the conclusion of the evening, with Mr. Horniman showing the visitors around the rooms and then the guests adjourning the rest of the evening to Surrey Mount (Mr. Horniman’s residence) to a selection of vocal and instrumental music in the drawing room.

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