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Poet Andrew Motion walks past the donor Busts in the foyer at The British Library in London. From left: Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631), statesman, antiquary and founder of the Cotton Library, one of the foundation collections of the British Museum by Louis Roubiliac (1702-62); Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), scientist, President of the Royal Society and trustee of the British Museum, he bequeathed his library and natural history collections to the Museum, by Anne Seymour Damer (1749-1828); Thomas Grenville (1755-1846), politician, trustee of the British Museum and book collector, he bequeathed his library to the British Museum, by G.B. Comolli (1775-1830); Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), physician and antiquary whose collections were acquired by the nation and became the foundation collection of the British Museum, by Michael Rysbrack (1693-1770).