Reference numberMM/6/55
TitleThree articles by John Nicholas Foersch, Surgeon, Dutch East India Company
DescriptionArticles: 'Description of the Poison Tree, in the Malayan Language called Bohon Upas', Experiments made with the Gum of the Upas Tree' and 'Observations on the Tyger and the Ostrich Bird, at the Cape of Good Hope'

Foersch states that he was resident at Batavia in 1774 and applied to the Governor General - Petrus Alberta van der Parra. The tree is situated in Java. Its gum is used to poison the Emperor's unfaithful concubines; Foersch gives an account of 13 so destroyed of which he was a witness. Foersch's holograph notes cover about 2 pages folio.
FormatManuscript documents
Access statusOpen
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