image MS_131_100
Image number: RS.16427
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Monstrous' spearmint

Date

9 May 1705

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p100

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 205mm
width (paper): 193mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Drawing of a 'monstrous' spearmint with a spirally twisted stalk, with an inscription, 'a sprige of spare mint given by Mr Bemde, May 1705', signed by Henry Hunt. This was presented to the Royal Society on 9 May 1705 by John van de Bemde.

Transcription

At the top: a sprige of spare mint given by Mr Bemde, May 1705, per HNT
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

9 May 1705: 'Mr Bempde presented a sprig of spear-mint which grew very monstrously, the stalks being twisted spirally. Mr Hunt was desired to take a draught of it' (JBO/11/71).

Related Fellows

John Van de Bemde (1650-1730), Merchant

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > United Kingdom