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Fungus drawing: Lycoperdon pyriforme

Watercolour drawing by Richard Cresswell. Miss Aviolet bound all his fungi drawings into two volumes and wrote identifications at the bottom of the sheet. Annotations: ‘on old stumps The Lodge Bishopsteignton...

Sweet flag

This sweet flag specimen was collected at Cassington in Oxfordshire 13 June 1943. Turrill notes it was abundant in pools in an old gravel pit. Walt Whitman was an American poet....

What can portraits tell us about black history?

The sitter in ‘Portrait of an African’ plays a key role in the exhibition ‘In Plain Sight’. He is a visible— if silent—witness from the age of Trans-Atlantic slavery. But beyond the obvious fact of his ancestry, visitors might wonder what this clean-cut figure in European dress had to do with the organised cruelty of […]

The Guildhall on Election Night, 1880

An election held in Exeter in 1880 resulted in an unexpected victory for the Liberal candidate, Mr Edward Johnson. Following the announcement of this shock result there were spontaneous demonstrations...

Wallet and pouch

Acquired by Thistleton Dyer, 1880. Vegetable Substance Register, C1880/2389 notes “East India Museum” as source and adds “Palmyra palm”....

Lidded basket

Acquired by Thistleton Dyer, 1880. Vegetable Substance Register, C1880/2388 notes “East India Museum” as source and adds “Palmyra palm”....

Gold

Native gold. A slightly water worn nugget enclosing quartz (36.78gms total), gold valued at £3 in 1873...

Bismuth

Native bismuth donated by WC Grant in 1880....

Lidded basket

Acquired by Thistleton Dyer, 1880. Vegetable Substance Register, C1880/2387 notes “East India Museum” as source and adds “Palmyra palm”....

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