Chance Particulars: Advice on notebook-keeping from the early explorers

Hark to these 1580’s instructions to those embarking on sea voyages:

‘Take with you paper and ynke and keepe a continual journal or remembrance day by day, of all things as shall fall out worth the knowledge, not forgetting or omitting to write it, and note it, that it may be shewed and read at your returne.”

 A quotation from the marvelous compendium of field notebooks, Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery and Adventure, by Huw Lewis-Jones and Kari Herbert

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