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Record 10118

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In examining a fig which we had found at our last going ashore, we found in the fruit a "Cynips", very like, if not exactly the same species as "Cynips sycomori", Linn., described by Hasselquist in his Iter Palestinum, a strong proof of the fact that figs must be impregnated by means of insects, though indeed that fact wanted not any additional proofs.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 26 May 1770
Country: Off Australia
Time: n/a
Place: other location: at sea in HMS Endeavour
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Joseph Banks
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Feb 1743
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Naturalist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Off Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Fredrik Hasselquist
Title: Iter Palestinum
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10118  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Banks
  Editor: Joseph Hooker
  Title: Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B. P.R.S. during Captain Cook's first voyage in HMS Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies etc.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1896
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 272-3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Banks, Joseph Hooker (ed.), Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B. P.R.S. during Captain Cook's first voyage in HMS Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies etc. (London, 1896), p. 272-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10118, accessed: 23 May 2019

Additional comments:

Date of birth is given in the book as 2 February 1743 (O.S.) this has been changed to the new style date.

 

 

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