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Title An Account of a Journey Undertaken by Order of the Board of Trade through the Provinces of Chittagong and Tripura, in order to look out for the Places Most Proper for the Cultivation of Spices; by Francis Buchanan, M.D; with Coloured Drawings of Cattle; March-May, 1798
Reference Add 19286
Library The British Library
Date 1798
Author(s) Buchanan, Francis
Description The journal entries describe the route taken by the group, the flora and fauna and potential of the land for producing spices commercially. There are frequent descriptions of indigenous peoples encountered, and the manuscript is supplemented by a number of coloured illustrations of cattle.
Document Type Manuscript
Primary Commodity Spices
Sub-commodity Cotton, Wheat
Theme Trade and Commerce; Cultivation; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords indigenous peoples, soil, climate, crop, plantation, rice, agriculture, manners and customs, religion, spices, pepper, botany, harvest, livestock
Region South Asia
Places Bangladesh; India
Company or Organisation Board of Trade
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