Miss Marie Francis Talbot Ready (Biographical details)

Miss Marie Francis Talbot Ready (British; Female; 1894; - ; 1958; ; date of bequest)

Also known as

Ready, Marie Francis Talbot


The only child of William Talbot Ready (q.v.). In 1958 she bequeathed a collection of objects, including Mesopotamian and Classical seals, intaglios and items of jewellery, to The British Museum, and stipulated that the residue of her estate should be used for the purchase of Greek and Roman antiquities. A few years prior to that she had presented objects on occasion. In 1959 the Museum's Trustees made a donation to cover the care of her grave in St Marylebone Cemetery in Finchley, London.


Marjorie Caygill, "An enduring legacy", 'British Museum Magazine' 51 (spring 2005), p.55.