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Record 9929

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'From the vocabularies given in Le Maire's voyage (see Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes, tom. i. p. 410) it appears clearly that the languages given there as those of the Isles of Solomon and the Isle of Cocos are radically the identical language we met with, most words differing in little, but the greater number of consonants.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 14 Aug 1769 and 15 Aug 1769
Country: 'Pacific Ocean'
Time: n/a
Place: other location: at sea, onboard 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: 'Pacific Ocean'
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Charles de Brosse
Title: Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1756
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9929  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Banks
  Editor: Joseph Hooker
  Title: Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., KB 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: 164-165
  Additional comments: Publisher MacMillan & Co. Ltd.

Citation: Joseph Banks, Joseph Hooker (ed.), Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., KB 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. 164-165, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9929, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Date of birth stated to be 2 February 1743 (o.s.) in book, this has been corrected to new style date. Volume and page reference given is not an editorial addition, so Banks must have had the book in front of him when writing.

 

 

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