Cabinet of Curiosities
In the late eighteenth century, there was great interest in collecting natural history specimens and curiosities relating to cultures across the world. Henry Sandford’s commonplace books reveal a man who was interested in the habits and customs of people across the world as well as recent scientific and geological discoveries.
This collection of objects is on loan to No. 1 Royal Crescent from the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. The objects have been selected to reflect the interests of Henry Sandford.