Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation

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Note from Malaspina to the Comandante General de Cartagena de Indias

Note from Alessandro Malaspina to the Comandante General de Cartagena de Indias accompanying initialed boxes to be sent to Quartermaster of Cadiz. The note is signed by Malaspina, from Panama. The note details the contents of the boxes which contained natural history items including birds, minerals, wood and plants collected by Née and Haecke, and a broken chronometer being returned to Cadiz.

Malaspina, Alessandro, 1754-1809

Letter reporting on documents and items received from the Malaspina expedition, 1790 October 1

Letter reporting on documents and items received from the expedition including a map of the Patagonian coast between the Cape of San Antonio and Puerto Deseado; a case of birds, including cormorants, and eggs collected by Antonio Pineda. The author and intended recipient of the letter are not specified but the contents suggest that it is from Valdés.

Valdés y Bazan, Antonio, 1744-1816

Letter reporting on a journey made by Pineda and Née to Monte Chimborazo and the Volcán de Nicaragua, 1790 December 10

Extract of a letter reporting on a journey made by Antonio Pineda and Luis Née to Monte Chimborazo and the Volcan de Nicaragua to observe the flora, minerals and meteorological conditions. On arrival at the peak of the Volcan de Nicaragua they hear the deafening sound of flames "como si fuera de una grande hornada de gavilla" but they were unable to reach the top of the Chimborazo on account of the heavy snow and rain storms. In Santa Elena they find mineral oil which they suggest will be useful in medicine and they believe that the discovery of gigantic prehistoric bones could be important in the study of natural history. They make a collection of plants and animals but these are eaten by the many insects in the area and reference is made to Cook's similar experience. They examine a milk-like substance extracted from banana leaves which when dry has similar qualities to "goma elástica" used as varnish. The letter indicates that the artist, Guio's, requirements were minimal needing little food and no servant: "no goza gratificación de mesa ni criado". The author and intended recipient of the letter are unidentified but this is probably a summary of Pineda's letter made by Valdés or his secretary (the top of the letter is marked "Pineda"). The letter is dated 1790 December 10 from Panama.

Pineda y Ramírez, Antonio, 1751-1792

List of maps, paintings, journals, zoological, botanical and mineralogical collections collected by the Malaspina expedition, 1791 April 29

Letter from Alessandro Malaspina to Higgins confirming that the expedition left Valparaíso on 14 April and that all scientific operations have been concluded satisfactorily. The letter notes that their departure has been delayed so that the Pineda brothers and Haencke (more commonly spelled Haenke) can carry out mineralogical research in the mercury mine and so that new fishing methods can be tried. Dated 1790 April 27 from Puerto de Coquimbo.

Malaspina, Alessandro, 1754-1809