Punch,  1 (1841), 129.

Bunk's Discoveries in the Thames



Essay, Drollery


Natural History, Societies, Collecting, Mapping

    Concerns the findings of a 'survey of the coast between Arundel-stairs and Hungerford-market pier'. Notes the discovery of 'a large number of curious specimens in natural history' which it viewed at the 'Stangate-and-Millbank-both-sides-of-the-water-united-for-the-advancement-of-Science-Association' (an allusion to the British Association for the Advancement of Science). Specimens include the 'shells of the native oyster' (which are to be discussed at the spoof Hookham-cum-Snivey Institution) and a 'skeleton of some unknown animal'.

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