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James Pound, Bachelor of Medicine ...

Latin Text:

IACOBUS POUND M.B. pro singulari suo in Musĉum Ashmoleanum studio et benevolentia, omnia ea Vegetabilia et Animalia ex India Orientali advecta, quĉ cylindraceis vitris inclusa in fenestrarum capsulis reponuntur, munificè contulit.

Translation:

James Pound, Bachelor of Medicine, out of his singular devotion and generosity to the Ashmolean Museum, donated to it all the vegetable and animal specimens he had brought home from the East Indies, which can be seen in cylindrical glass jars in the windows of the museum.

Location:Not listed in the 1836 catalogue. The present location of these objects is unknown.

Year:MDCCVI (1706);  Page Number:19 (verso)

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