The "Glasgow" skull's object history

Erna Mohr quoted Miss Macartney, from their correspondence about the skull:

'History in Zoological Museum: Very unsatisfactory. No mention of this specimen in any of our catalogues. These are incomplete and do not go back beyond 1807. There is a massive gap from 1820 to 1904. There does not exist a complete list of the original Hunterian zoological specimens. I have learned from a former devoted worker in the museum that the skull was in the old zoological museum in Glasgow University before our department was built in 1923 and came from us thence. It was thus definitely acquired before 1923, and in addition he is quite certain it was already in the posession of the university in 1901 or 1902.' (Mohr, 1967:48)

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