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A photograph of Mr Booth with shotgun, hat and boots, BCIL000002 

    A photograph of Mr Booth with shotgun,

    hat and boots, BCIL000002

Mr Booth and his museum 

Edward Thomas Booth amassed a large collection of British birds in the19th century. He built a museum in 1874 to house his collection, displaying each of the birds in a series of dioramas. 

He bequeathed the collection and museum to the local authority in 1890.
 

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