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Identification note: possibly E436, 'Mummified cat, found July 1974, when Mill House, Longham, was demolished (under floorboards)', donated by Mr J Godfrey, c/o Bournemouth and District Water Co., Alderney Waterworks, West Howe, 2.4.1976; or one referred to in letter in old file to enquirer from curator dated 10.11.1953, '...the dried cat in Poole Museum was found in a chimney of the building known as the Mansion House, Thames St, Poole, during sweeping operations by James Ayers Nov 1886'

Summary: cat; possibly mummified; standing on ?mahogany base, in glass-fronted wooden case, with white paper lining