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Collected by Alfred Russel Wallace PART 2

This blog follows on from my discovery of a bird collected by the great naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace – a Moluccan starling. Not familiar with the name? Many people aren’t. He stands in the shadow of Charles Darwin with whom he discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection: Darwin usually receives all the credit. […]

Historic theft at RAMM

The letter reads: Exeter City Police Detective Department 1st December 1912 Stolen from the R.A.M. Museum during the past three months, the following articles are listed, sometimes accompanied with little drawings Basalt Club (“meri”) New Zealand, marked 1185, about 14 inches long. Illustrated. War Axe (“Taawisch” or “Tsuskiah”), having the socket end of the short […]

New finds from Henry Townsend’s letters

I had the pleasure of visiting the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in late February. This was to become familiar with the objects Reverend Henry Townsend donated to RAMM, as part of the work I am doing for my Masters dissertation. With my research, I intend to shed light on the mission of Reverend Townsend in […]

Benjamin Fawcett woodblock colour printer (1808-1893)

Whilst researching a ‘Red Breast’ for the current seasons exhibition an exciting discovery has been made. This work and another 5 works were attributed to B. Fawcett. The database held little further information. However, online article published by Archives and Special Collections department, part of Hull University’s library showed a black and white image of […]