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Chacma baboon

RAMM purchased this female chacma baboon from the well known taxidermy company Rowland Ward in 1939....

1851 Great Exhibition medal

Charlotte Treadwin exhibited her lace at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and was awarded this medal. On the obverse it depicts conjoined profile busts of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert,...

African baobab

Other names for this plant include monkey-bread tree because the soft, dry fruit is edible and upside-down tree because the branches look like roots. It is also known as cream...

Mould for a manilla

Manillas were cast bronze objects which were used in trade with Africa. The mould on the left was found in excavations of the Birdall foundry in Exeter. It indicates that...

Coffee senna

These seeds are from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany belonging to J R Jackson of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew....

Cape gum: dev-babul: acacia

These spines are from WSM D’Urban’s collection. He notes that: ‘Thorns or spines - metamorphised stipules - of Acacia horrida. Banks of Imvani River at Tylden, British Kaffraria, South...

Butterfly

This attractive butterfly was collected in Durban, South Africa in 1899. It has a sheen that looks mother of pearl over the upper surface of its wings, while the underside...

Butterfly

This butterfly was collected in Sierra Leone, West Africa, by Neilson....

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