3.4.1.A | Newspaper extract
September 6, 1860, 19th century
London Illustrated News
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"It is with mingled feelings of gratification at the duty which I am called upon to undertake, and admiration of the magnificent spectacle of successful science which is before me, that I proved to comply with your invitation, and, in the name of the Queen, to inaugurate a work as unsurpassed by the grandeur of Egypt or Rome, as it is unrivalled by the inventive genius of these days of ever-active enterprise."