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Record Number: 10134


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'To attempt to describe either their dresses or persons would be only to repeat some of the many accounts of them that have already been published, as every one has been written by people who had much better opportunities of seeing them, and more time to examine them than I have had. Indeed, a man need go no farther to study them than the China paper, the better sorts of which represent their persons, and such of their customs, dresses, etc., as I have seen, most strikingly like, though a little in the "caricatura" style. Indeed, some of the plants which are common to China and Java, as bamboo, are better figured there than in the best botanical authors that I have seen.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

At sea off Suva

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 off Suva

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Natural history, Costume

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10134

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:

413

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. 413, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10134, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of birth is given as 2 February 1743 (O. S.) which has been converted to the modern date. Banks is referring to the Chinese population of Batavia.

   
   
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