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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms alb-62:222
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  335 x 207mm
Extent:  2 foll.
Material:  paper
Attachment:  seal, stamp
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS 1 of 2
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a - 2b
Language:  English
Place:  Edinburgh
Date:  1775-11-12
Short summary:  Letter with a transcription of an affidavit regarding the sight of a possible Kraken. Will send Mr. Banks information on the bow and arrows as soon as he has it.
Person:  Lind, James, 1736 (Gorgie, Midlothian)-1812 (London), Physician, Surgeon, author
Person:  Solander, Daniel, 1735-1782, Botanist, addressee
Person:  Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743 (London)-1820 (London), Explorer, Philosopher, Botanist, Natural scientist, person referred to
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS 2 of 2
Type of element:  report
Extent:  1a - 2a
Language:  English
Place:  Rothesay
Date:  1775-04-22
Comments to date:  Note by John Blain dated "August 10th 1775".
Short summary:  Reporting the sight of what might have been a Kraken. Note with corroborating testimony.
Person:  Blain, John, fl. 1775, Commisary, author
Person:  Jamieson, Robert, fl. 1775, Captain, author
Person:  McNeill, James, fl. 1775, Justice of the peace, signed by
Person:  Bruce, John, fl. 1775, Clerk, person referred to
Person:  Hunter, William, fl. 1775, Captain, person referred to
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  The Tanet [buss] (Institution)
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  The Peggie [fishing vessel] (Institution)
COMMENTS
Comments:  Note in pencil on 2b falsely(?) attributing the document to James Lind (1716-1794), who found the remedy against scurvy.
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