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Andrew Green, of The Royal Institution of South Wales, said he had only learned of the find a month or so ago.
Swansea Museum, near the centre of the city, was constructed for the Royal Institution of South Wales (RISW) in 1841 in the neoclassical style, but the organisation now believes its future could be under threat due to council cutbacks.
It records how, when Alice died on Penybont 'eld, she was purchased by the council of the Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea, "and at great expense is now mounted in the above vestibule where it may be seen".
Dr David Painting was Law Librarian at Swansea University and Honorary Librarian of the Royal Institution of South Wales (Swansea Museum) and has written extensively on Swansea.
Lewis Weston Dillwyn managed the family-owned Cambrian pottery in Swansea and was an MP for Glamorgan from 1832 to 1837, mayor of Swansea in 1839, a magistrate, a distinguished botanist and a founder member of the Royal Institution of South Wales.
"Conditions were terrible but a paradox is that even though working conditions were awful and dangerous, miners were reluctant to leave the mines," said Mr Rees, a retired lecturer whose books include King Copper, a history of the copper industry in the Swansea area, and Heroic Science, an account of the achievements of a group of renowned scientists at the Royal Institution of South Wales during the 19th century.
He took a keen interest in science and his first experiments were undertaken in the basement of the Royal Institution of South Wales, now Swansea Museum.
A founder member of the Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea, he became a close friend of Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution, London.
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