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History of Ravensknowle & Scheme for the Development of a Local Museum (1921) by Legh Tolson and T.W. Woodhead
SUMMARY OF THE SCHEME FOR A LOCAL MUSEUM.
- (a) Geology of the district and its relation to the Geology of Britain. Local Fossils illustrating the fauna and flora, and the life conditions of the Carboniferous Period. Local Minerals, their occurrence, economic importance and local influence.
- (b) Topography or surface relief, how determined by earth-movements and the denudation of local rocks. Barriers and their effects.
- (c) Climate and Climatic Agents. — Their relation to local topography and local organisms.
- (d) Soils. — Their nature, origin and distribution.
- (a) Botany. — The influence of habitat factors on the plant life of the district. Plant Associations, their distribution and characteristic species. Significance of these factors in Local Agriculture and Horticulture.
- (b) Zoology. — Dependence of Animals on Plants. Animals and their environment. Life histories of the important types. Animal friends and foes. Economic Zoology.
- Local Ethnology, records of early man and succeeding races. Local Antiquities, illustrating man’s activities and development in Art, Literature, Science and Industry.
- History and development of the staple and allied industries, their relation to other centres of exchange and distribution.
- Origin and development of the Community. History of Local Government and growth of the Borough. Local Worthies.