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Dr Joseph Stevens

photograph - before 1899

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Dr Joseph Stevens (1818-1899)

Dr Stevens was a medical doctor by profession and a geologist and antiquarian in his spare time. When he retired from medicine he moved from St Mary Bourne, Hampshire to Reading. There he spent a very busy retirement building up Reading Museum, which he did as the honorary or unpaid curator from 1884 to 1897. Stevens found many archaeological sites and objects around Reading which he recorded in his diary. He retired as curator of the museum at the age of 79, and died shortly afterwards in 1899.

Museum object number REDMG : 1974.288.1

See related object: REDMG : 1948.141.1

See related object: REDMG : 1978.8.1