A Ginkgo biloba twig from 1799.
From the website of Plymouth City Museum:
"The twig inside this herbarium sheet is more than 210 years old. A herbarium is a collection of preserved plants which are usually pressed, dried and mounted on paper or card. We believe that a gentleman called Sir John St. Aubyn
, 5th Baronet, collected this branch. The tree species would have been relatively new to St. Aubyn, as the tree had only been introduced to England from China a few decades before this specimen was collected. Maybe that is why he hasn’t made any notes on the left side, and left all of his subtitles blank."
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