CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/53
Alt Ref No47
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from George Skene, Madeira, to David Skene
Date26 January 1770
Extent1 item
Creator NameGeorge Skene was the brother of David Skene (1731 - 1770) and the son of Andrew Skene.
DescriptionLetter from George Skene, Madeira, to David Skene in which he describes his journey to Madeira; he describes the geography of the island, the shape and size of the houses; the pilot informs him that the people are nasty; he remarks that there is nothing but bugs and lice and that the itch and pox are endemic; he describes the flora and fauna of the island, 26 January 1770.
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