Journals

Third Journey (MS 107/2)

23rd October 1778


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[23rd October 1778]
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was gansch niet wel bevond de brete van dese plaats G 32 m 6
miswys 25 Gr n.w: forsse w:n:w wind helder schoon weer. moest, schoon agter het huis voor de dwarling matten op het astrolabium setten. termo: 60 ­ tot 80 d met son ond: 74. met den avond stil.
vond aan een hottentots kind dat de platte neusen hier natuurlyk zijn

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[page 16]
[23rd October 1778]
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Was not at all well. Found the latitude of this farm to be 32 degrees ­ 6 minutes error 25 degrees north west. Brisk west north west-wind. Clear, fine weather; had to put mats over the astrolabe because of dust swirls even though it was behind the house. Thermometer. 60 degrees to 80 degrees dropping with sunset to 74 degrees. Calm in the evening.
Found by examining a Hottentot child that flat noses are natural here.