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The Reverend John Clayton's Letters to the Royal Society of London, 1693-1694: An Important Source for Dr. John Brickell's 'Natural History of North Carolina,' 1737


Abstract:
While it is well known that much of Dr. John Brickell's text from his \"Natural History of North Carolina\" was plagiarized from John Lawson's \"A New Voyage to Carolina,\" it should be noted that writings of the botanist Reverend John Clayton of Tidewater, Virginia were also a source for Brickell's work. Passages from Brickell's text and Clayton's source material are transcribed side-by-side to demonstrate Brickell's plagiarism.
Record #:
21109