Mirror of Literature,  9 (1827), 99–103.

Captain Hall's Interview with Bonaparte  [2/2]



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Hall 1826


Scientific Practitioners, Government, Patronage, Society, Exploration, Ethnography

    Basil Hall tells Napoleon that his father, James Hall, had often expressed 'great admiration of the encouragement he had given to science while he was emperor of the French', which gratifies Napoleon. On learning that James Hall was president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Napoleon asks detailed questions about the organization of the society. He also inquires at length concerning the voyage into the eastern seas of HMS Lyra, and its discoveries.

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