Are there any good studies on that sort of thing around? On the web or off, though preferably on as my local libraries may not have access.
I've done some preliminary research in the web-sites about the Victorian era and the history of the British Museum, but haven't run across anything specific enough to help, yet.
ETA: Much thanks folks. You've got me some of what I need. Of course, if anyone has more to add I'll be glad to hear it. This story is going to take a while to finish because of all the research.