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Edward Seymour, from Wantage in Berkshire ...

Latin Text:

EDVARDUS SEYMOUR de Wanatina in Com: Bercheriensi Pharmacopola, Artis ChymicoTinctoria à se inventæ quâ cujuscunque generis Ligno Juglandis Pectines impressit Museo Ashmoleano Primitias consecravit.

Translation:

Edward Seymour, from Wantage in Berkshire, was a pharmacist and dedicated to the museum the first fruits of his work on chemical dyes. He discovered this art, and struck permanent tints through a plank of wood from a type of walnut tree.

Location:Not listed in the 1836 catalogue. The present location of this object is unknown.

Year:MDCCLVI (1756);  Page Number:22 (recto)

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