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William Gibbons, Doctor of Medicine and ...

Latin Text:

GULIELMUS GIBBONS Medicinę Doctor et Collegij S. ti Johannis Baptistę socius, Vir in facultate suā peritissimus, ad Scientiam Naturalem promovendam, et ut piscium numerum usque adimpleret, Pisciculum cornutum, Indis Ican. Setang (plurium arrham) benevolus addidit.


William Gibbons, Doctor of Medicine and Fellow of St. John's College, a great expert in his field, generously offered the Museum a little horned fish from the Indian ocean, known as a Setang, in order to promote the study of Natural History and to add to the Museum's collection of fishes. (We hope for more).

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

Year:MDCLXXXIV (1684);  Page Number: 9 (recto)

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