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Paper, 'An account of the skeletons of the dugong, two-horned rhinoceros, and tapir of Sumatra, sent to England by Sir Thos [Thomas] Raffles, Governor of Bencoolen [Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia]' by Sir Everard Home

Reference number: PT/15/18

Date: 1821

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10 manuscript pages and five plates showing skeleton of a dugong, skeleton and stomach of a rhinoceros, and skulls of tapirs.

Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of the skeletons of the dugong, two-horned rhinoceros, and tapir of Sumatra, sent to England by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Governor of Bencoolen [Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia]'.

Read 22 March 1821.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 2, 1833.

Reference number
PT/15/18
Earliest possible date
1821
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Ink on paper
Page extent
15 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Everard Home

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Everard Home, Paper, 'An account of the skeletons of the dugong, two-horned rhinoceros, and tapir of Sumatra, sent to England by Sir Thos [Thomas] Raffles, Governor of Bencoolen [Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia]' by Sir Everard Home, 1821, PT/15/18, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_15_18/paper-an-account-of-the-skeletons-of-the-dugong-two-horned-rhinoceros-and-tapir-of-sumatra-sent-to-england-by-sir-thos-thomas-raffles-governor-of-bencoolen-bengkulu-sumatra-indonesia-by-sir-everard-home, accessed on 21 July 2024

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