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Historic Scientific Instruments in the Old Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



ON Tuesday, May 5, the Old Ashmolean Museum at Oxford was reopened as a home for old scientific instruments, especially the magnificent collection presented to the University by Mr. Lewis Evans, on whom the honorary degree of D.Litt. was first fittingly conferred. After this, a large and brilliant gathering assembled in the Divinity School under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor to hear an account of the collection from Mr. R. W. T. Gunther, fellow of Magdalen, who has been appointed curator; and an address from the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, president of the Society of Antiquaries, who performed the opening ceremony.

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