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John Tradescant's Diary of his Voyage to Russia June–September 1618. A Source of Information about Russian Sea Mammal Hunting on the Svalbard Archipelago?

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The English botanist and gardener John Tradescant the Elder's diary from a voyage to northern Russia in 1618 has lately attracted attention as a potential source on early Russian sea mammal hunting on the Svalbard archipelago. This article examines the usefulness of Tradescant's diary in this respect, but comes to a negative conclusion.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: August 1, 2005

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