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ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and other Expenses of the BRITISH MUSEUM and of the NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, including certain Grants in Aid, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each

Sub-Head of the Vote.

Expenditure, compared with Grant. SERVICE. GRANT. ExPENDITURE. Less More than Granted.|than Granted. BRITISH MUSEUM. £. s. d. £. s, d. £. s. d. 1 #. s. d. A.—Salaries and Wage - - - - 58,260 – – 58,269 18 4 - 9 18 4 B.—Police - - - - - - - 5,129 – – 5,124 5 10 4 14 2 C.—Purchases and Acquisitions, Grant in Aid - - - - - - - 22,000 – – 22,000 — – - D.—Bookbinding, Preparing, &c. - - - 10,717 – – 10,791 7 8 - 74 - 7 8 E.-Printing Catalogues, &c. - - - || 6,635 – – 7,396 8 9 - 761 8 9 F.—Reproduction of Works of Art for Local Museums - - - - - 600 – — 591 6 4 8 13 8 G.—Warming, Ventilating, Fire-extinguishing, and Electric Lighting Apparatus 3,245 – – 3,263 10 - 18 10 6 H.—Furniture and Fittings- - - - 7,656 – – 7,763 8 – - 107 8 — I. —Incidental Expenses - - - - 3,960 – 3,604 8 5 || 355 11 7 K.—Annuity in respect of Loan for Purchase of Land, &c. (57 & 58 Vict. c. 34) - 7,883 – — 7,859 15 10 23 4 2 ToTAL, British Museum £. 126,085 – – | 126,664 9 8 || 392 3 7 97 l 13 3 - | NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, SOUTH KENSINGTON. L. —Salaries and Wages - - - - 28,785 – – 28,160 13 6 624 6 6 M-Kolice . . . . . . . . ; , ; o! - - 3%. 310 || – – 3 10 N.—Purchases and Acquisitions, Grant in Aid 5,500 – 5,500 – — - O. —Preparing, Bookbinding, &c. - - || 4,300 – – 4,243 15 6 56 4' 6 P. –Printing Catalogues, &c. - - - 3,170 – – 2,954 7 4 215 12 8 Q. -W.; Wentilating, and Fire-extinguishing Apparatus - - - 850 – — 968 18 10 - 118 18 10 R. —Furniture and Fittings- - - - 6,750 – — 6,817 14 1 - 67 14 1 S. —Incidental Expenses - - - - 1,420 – — 1,503 18 1 - 83 18 1 ToTAL, Natural History Museum - £. 53,416 – — 52,790 11 2 | 896 3 8 || 270 14 10 |GROSS TOTAL - - £. 179,501 – – 179,455 – 10 1,288 7 3 | 1,242 8 1 `--—" Deduct, Net Surplus of Gross Estimate T.—Appropriations in Aid: £. over Expenditure Dividends on 30,000l. Consols (26 3. 45 19 2 Geo. 2, c. 22, s. 48) - - - 750 Receipts from the sale of Museum - 2 - Publications, including Printed - surpluso .tions in Titles of Printed Books, &c. - 2,250 Estimatel. Realised. Rents from Houses, &c. (57 & 58 - | - 3.54.1 5 10 Wict. c. 34) - - - 6,000 || 9,000 — — 9,541 5 10 - Total Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - - £. 170,501 – – 169,913 15 — 42. 587 5 —

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CLASS IV.-continued.

WoTE 2.—BRITISH MUSEUM–continued.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Casual variation.

B.—Casual variation.

C.—Grant in Aid.
D.—An unusually large proportion of the books acquired from abroad required re-binding.

E.-Such excellent progress was made with the Catalogues in hand, that the amount of the gross Estimate (800l. above the provision) was, with Treasury sanction, practically expended.

F.—Casual variation.

G.—Extra table fittings in connection with a scheme for the improvement of the electric lighting of the Reading Room caused the excess.

H.—Excess due to the payment for the complete installation of a Lamson Pneumatic Tube service designed to ensure the more rapid transmission of Readers’ tickets to the various sections of the Library.

I.—The special provision for the Removal of the Newspapers, &c., to the Hendon Repository was not fully required, and the charges for surface-cleaning and glazing were less than estimated.

K.— Provision is made under this Sub-Head, not only for the Annuity, but for all other expenses connected with the British Museum Extension Property, and these were below the estimated amount.

I.—Saving arose from the retirement, after a period on half-pay, of a Keeper.
M.–Casual variation.
N.—Grant in Aid.

O.—Small savings were effected on the amounts provided for the preparation for exhibition of Geological, Mineralogical, and Botanical specimens.

P.—The anticipated progress was not made with the Catalogue of the Books in the Natural History Library and certain Zoological publications.

Q.—Excess was due to the cost of urgent repairs to the hot-water pipes, and repayment to the Office of Works of charges incurred in fixing the new calorifiers.

R.—Excess was caused mainly by the necessity to provide the brass railing and iron standards for the giant specimen of Diplodocus presented by Mr. Andrew Carnegie.

S.—The provision for General Cleaning was inadequate to the extent of 521. 16s. 10d., and the miscellaneous charges were unusually heavy.

T.—Rents and the sale of publications, old stores, &c., realised more than the estimated amounts.

The total amounts received under this Sub-Head were as follows:–

£ s. d. From dividends on the Museum Invested Fund - - - - - - - 750 - £ s. d. From the sale of publications - - - - - - - 2,273 4 7 From royalties on casts made from the Trustees' moulds - - 29 5 1 From lavatories, &c., Natural History Museum, and bicycle stands, British Museum - - - - - - - - - - 31 11 1 From insurance recovered for the loss of a duplicate botanical specimen from the “Discovery” (Antarctic Exploration) Collection 20 - From the sale of old stores . - - - - - - - 55 10 11 — 2,409 11 8 From the rents of houses, &c. (57 and 58 Vict. c. 34), including 307l. 8s. 4d. repaid by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue in respect of Income Tax on rents received by the Trustees - - - - - - - - - 6,381 14 2 TOTAL - - £. 9,541 5 10

CLAss IV.-continued.

Vote 2–BRITISH MUSEUM-continued.

The Surplus of 3,644l. 4s 4d., shown on the Account of the Vote “British Museum,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered. E. Maunde Thompson,

Director and Principal Librarian,

British Museum, }
Accounting Officer.

26 November 1906.

STATEMENT as to Expenditure from Grants in Aid.

Sub-Head C.—Purchases and Acquisitions (British Museum): £. s. d.
Balance from 1904–5 - - - - - - 16,638 12 10
Grant in Aid, 1905–6 - - - - - - - - - 22,000 — —
Freight, &c., paid in 1904–5 on Acquisitions—refunded - - - 5 4 5
38,643 17 3

Expended. 1905-6 - - - - - 21,220 2 2
Balance to 1906–7 - - - £ 17,423 15 1
Sub-Head N.—Purchases and Acquisitions (Natural History Museum): £. s. d.
Balance from 1904–5 - - - - - - 676 19 10
Grant in Aid, 1905–6 - - - - - - - 5,500 – –
6,176 19 10

Expended, 1905–6 - - - - - - 5,762 1 3
Balance to 1906–7 - - - £. 414 18 7

E. Maunde Thompson,

Director and Principal Librarian,

l3ritish Museum
> Accounting Officer.

\ 26 November 1906. J

I certify that this Account has been examined under my directions, and is correct.

John A. Kempe.

Examined,
C. H. Archibald. Comptroller and Auditor General.

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1. ExPENDITURE in excess of the Estimate has been incurred under Sub-Heads A., D., Excess. E., G., H., M., Q., R., and S.

2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 587 l. 5s. –d.

Surplus. - - £. 8. d. Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - - 179,501 – – Expenditure (Gross) - - - - - - 179,455 0 10 . Net Surplus - - - £. 45 19 2 AddAppropriations in Aid realised in excess of the stimate - - - - - - - - - 541 5 10 Total Amount to be Surrendered - - - £. 587 5 -

GRANTS IN AID Accounts. - “... 8. A Statement is appended to the Account, showing the expenditure out of the Grants Grants in in Aid, with the balances remaining at the close of the year. Aid.

The Statement has been audited in detail in my Department, and found correct. _T

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS IV.-continued.

VOTE 3.
NATIONAL GALLERY.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and Expenses of the NATIONAL GALLERY, and of the NATIONAL GALLERY of BRITISH ART, MILLBANK, including a Grant in Aid for the purchase of Pictures, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

Expenditure, compared with Grant. . . . . ‘’ERVICE. GRANT. ExPENDITURE. Less More than Granted.|than Granted. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. A.—Salaries and Wages - - - - 6,373 — — 5,365 2 9 || 1,007 17 3 B.—Purchase of Pictures, Grant in Aid - - 7,000 – – 7,000 — — - C.—Police - - - - - - - 5,861 – – 5,830 5 11 30 14 1 B.—Incidental Expenses - - - - 1,300 – — 1,298 5 8 1 14 4 E.—-Uniforms - - - - - 130 – — 126 6 11 3 13 1 GROSS ToTAL - - - £. 20,664 – – | 19,620 1 3 | 1,043 18 9 -" Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure. £. 1,043 18 9 Deduct, Estimated. Realised. suno A.otion. - iations in Aid - - - - 50 — — . .2.2 - F.—Appropriations in Aid 1,650 ,291 19 4. 641 19 — TotalSurplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - - £. 19,014 – – 17,328 2 3 4. 1,685 17 9 - 3. s. d. Estimated Amount of Receipts from Sale of Catalogues - - - - - 500 – — Amount of Receipts realised from Sale of Catalogues in the year 1905–6, and paid over to His Majesty's Stationery Office - - - - - - - 483 8 6

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—This Surplus is due to the vacancy in the Directorship not having been filled.

C.—It has still been found possible to dispense with the services of two Police Pensioners on Sunday afternoons. *

D.—Casual difference.

E.—Casual difference.

F.—This Estimate, increased from the previous year, has been greatly exceeded, owing to the unforeseen and quite exceptional influx of visitors to see the 35 Turners at the Tate Gallery hitherto unexhibited, and shewn for the first time in January, 1906, and owing also to the exhibition of the Rokeby Velasquez at Trafalgar Square on 14th March, 1906, which raised the receipts under this Sub-Head from 861 in the

corresponding month of the previous year to 179l. in 1906. The estimated receipts under this Sub-Head for the year 1906–7 have been increased by 150l.

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