Reference numberL&P/9/111
TitlePaper, 'Inquiry into the nature of the motions of the Mimosa Pudica or sensitive plant' by John Lindsay
Date15 July 1788
DescriptionSubject: Botany

Sent from Jamaica, illustrations originally contained in this paper were separated and included in a later version of the paper sent by the author in 1790.
The author is likely John Lindsay, a surgeon in Westmoreland, Jamaica who had papers on Jamaican flora published in the 'Transactions of the Linnean Society' (via correspondence with Sir Joseph Banks PRS) and the 'Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh' in the 1790s.

Read date not given as the newer version is still to be read in 1790.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueL&P/9/199
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