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Record 10126

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'When first we found the tree, we of course gathered the branches, and were surprised to find our hands instantly covered with legions of these small animals, who stung most intolerably; experience, however, taught us to be more careful for the future. Rhumphius mentions a similar instance to this in his "Herbarium Amboinense", vol. ii. p. 257; his tree, however, does not at all resemble ours.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 26 Aug 1770
Country: At sea between Australia and New Guinea
Time: n/a
Place: other location: On board 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: At sea between Australia and New Guinea
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Georg Eberhard Rumphius
Title: Herbarium Aboinense
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10126  
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: 304
  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. 304, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10126, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

Date of birth is given as 2 February 1743 (O. S.) which has been converted to the modern date. The insects are ants.

 

 

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