A collection of 76 objects, mostly from North America which was assembled at Stonyhurst college, a Jesuit school founded in 1797.

The key items are 15 articles of war, ceremonial and domestic use, brought to England in 1825 for an Irish-American school boy, Bryan Mullanphy from St. Louis. They include a skin map showing the drainages of the Mississippi, Wabash and Ohio Rivers circa 1773-5. The 10 non-North American works are from the Pacific, Guyana, Africa and Asia.


Stonyhurst College. On loan to the British Museum from 1977 to 2003.

British Museum

Great Russell Street, London, Greater London, WC1B 3DG
020 7323 8181

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm) Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan