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- Hunterian Museum
Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) bequeathed his collection of books, manuscripts, coins, anatomical and geological specimens to Glasgow University and his collection was put on display in a custom-built section of Glasgow University at Gilmorehill.
When it opened in 1807, the Hunterian was Scotland's first public museum and it has expanded over the years, with a particular emphasis on Roman antiquities, geological specimens and coins. The manuscripts and books (Hunter left 10,000, many from the 16th century) are now part of the University library.
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