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Record 9928

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Browne, in his "History of Jamaica" mentions three species whose roots, he says, are used to dye a brown colour; and Rumphius says of his Bancudus angustifolia, which is very nearly allied to our nono, that it is used by the inhabitants of the East Indian Islands as a fixing drug for the colour of red, with which he says it particularly agrees.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 13 Apr 1769 and 15 Aug 1769
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: At sea - in the Pacific Ocean
   
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: n/a
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 Amboinensis
Genre: Science, Natural history, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry, Botany
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9928  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Banks
  Editor: Joseph Hooker
  Title: Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B. PRS 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: 153
  Additional comments: Published by MacMillan & Co. Ltd

Citation: Joseph Banks, Joseph Hooker (ed.), Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B. PRS 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. 153, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9928, accessed: 24 July 2019

Additional comments:

Date of birth corrected from that given in the book (2 February 1743 O.S.)

 

 

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