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Paper, 'A Continuation of an account of an essay towards a Natural History of Carolina & the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby FRS with some extracts out of the 9th set' by Cromwell Mortimer

Reference number: CLP/22ii/76

Date: 1740

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Abstract of part nine of Catesby's publication 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands' (1731-1743), prepared by Royal Society Secretary Cromwell Mortimer, perhaps for the purpose of advertising the publication. Comprises a listing of the species featured in the part, in this case chiefly serpents, with select comments on some.

Read at a meeting of the Royal Society on 31 Jan 1739/40

Subject: Botany, Zoology

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CLP/22ii/76
Earliest possible date
1740
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Ink on paper
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8 pages
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Manuscript

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Mark Catesby

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Cromwell Mortimer

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Mark Catesby, Cromwell Mortimer, Paper, 'A Continuation of an account of an essay towards a Natural History of Carolina & the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby FRS with some extracts out of the 9th set' by Cromwell Mortimer, 1740, CLP/22ii/76, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_22ii_76/paper-a-continuation-of-an-account-of-an-essay-towards-a-natural-history-of-carolina-the-bahama-islands-by-mark-catesby-frs-with-some-extracts-out-of-the-9th-set-by-cromwell-mortimer, accessed on 26 May 2024

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