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Record 10125

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The third was of the opossum kind, and much resembled that called by De Buffon "Phalanger". Of these two last I took only one individual of each. Bats here were many: one small one was much if not identically the same as that described by De Buffon under the name of "Fer de cheval". Another sort was as large as, or larger than, a partridge; but of this species we were not fortunate enough to take one. We supposed it, however, to be the "Rousette" or "Rougette" of the same author.'
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: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Title: Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10125  
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: 301
  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. 301, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10125, accessed: 13 July 2024

Additional comments:

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

 

 

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