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Oxford Inscriptions: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street


Museum of the History of Science

SCALAS LAPIDEAS
ANTE ANNIS PAULO MINUS C DIRUTAS
SUO SUMPTU RESTITUENDAS CURAVIT
A S MCMLVII
JACOBUS ALBERTUS BILLMEIR
NAVICULARIUS
EXCELL[ENTISSI]MI ORD IMP BRITANNICI
COMMENDATOR
QUOD BENE VERTAT
SCIENTIARUM HISTORIAM ADEUNTIS

The shipowner James Albert Billmeir, C.B.E. saw to it that these stone steps,
which had been in disrepair for almost a hundred years,
were restored at his own expense in the year of our salvation 1957,
in the hope of benefiting those approaching the history of science.

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013