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A catalogue book of the different specimens of cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook to the Southern hemisphere, 1787. Kept in one box with two other volumes.
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Length: 24.50 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See also Oc1989,Q.2 .This volume is also kept together in a box with Oc1903,-.147.b and c. Both the volume and the outer box has a stamped and handwritten stuck-on label: "Dept. of Ethnography. 23 B. British Museum." The end of the box has a typewritten stuck-on label:
'A CATALOGUE / OF THE / DIFFERENT /SPECIMENS/ OF CLOTH /COLLECTED / IN THE THREE / VOYAGES OF / CAPT. COOK. / 3 Copies. / CC. 1903-147 / J.E. Partington. / Roy. Geogr. Soc.
Stuck-on handwritten label: 23B
Compiled and printed for Alexander Shaw in 1787 by James Edge-Partington, Royal Geographical Society. Introduction partly extracted from Mr' Anderson's and J. R. Forster's observations. The location of about thirty of these Shaw production volumes of Cook voyage barkcloth collections are known today. See A. Kaeppler, Artificial Curiosities p117.
Cliff Thornton 25.5.2016 advised the following information in regard to Frederick Bousfield (whose name is on inside front cover):
Wareham sold the book to Bousfield. The latter was living at 2 Devonshire Place, Islington in 1851 census (listed at 'gentleman'). Likely the same F. Bousfield who was one of the commissioners supervising British displays for the Paris Internatinal Exhibition in 1855. The 1861 census list Bousfield living in Camberwell and occupation as "Supt. of Crystal Palace". Contemporary newspapers show he was in charge of the exhibitions department and manufacturers wishing to display their wares had to apply to him. It appears he exhibited objects from his own collection from time to time, for example, the International Exhibition of 1862 lists 'Item 399 A cabbage-tree hat' and 'Item 468 A portion of Cook's journal describing his discovery of Botany Bay; letters, medals etc'. As well as collecting antiquities, he sometimes sold material to other dealers.
- Not on display
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- Collected during one of Cook's voyages.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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CDMS number: Oc1903C3.147a-c (old CDMS no.)