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446449
  • Title
    'A Collection of specimens of bark cloth as collected in the different voyages of Capt. Cook to the South Sea'
  • Call number
    SAFE/C 523 (Safe 1/240)
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446449
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (includes specimens) (1 volume) - 18.5cm x 15cm in box - manuscript
  • Scope and Content
    The volume contains 50 specimens of tapa cloth and 6 samples of feathers, human hair and twine. The text describes the origins of the cloth as Tahiti, Raiatea, Huaheine, Hawaii, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Tonga. However, none of the specimens is from New Zealand or New Caledonia.
    The title page is written by hand in ink, with words added in pencil. The full title, including pencil interpolations, reads: 'A Collection (50) of specimens of bark cloth (also feathers of small birds, hair of the natives, twine, plaited human hair &c.), as collected in the different voyages of Capt. Cook to the South Sea'
    Also included in the volume: a report on the book by Maggs Bros, booksellers, 4 April 1902; and a sheet of paper containing a brief transcription headed 'Method of making Cloth at Taheitee from Cook's Voyages in 1772, 3, 4 and 5. vol.1st.p.276'. These pages have not been digitised.
  • Source
    Acquired by the Library from Maggs Bros. for David Scott Mitchell in 1902. Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907
  • Access Conditions
    For access to this manuscript collection please submit your request through Ask a Librarian: -
  • General note

    Listed in M.K. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, item no. 3643
    Exhibited in 'Cook's Sites' at the Museum of Sydney in 2005, but incorrectly described as 'A Catalogue of the different specimens of cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook to the southern hemisphere', Alexander Shaw, London, 1787
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823465
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