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Charles L. Mowat, East Florida as a British Province, 1763-I784 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1943), p. 179. 28. Philip Babcock Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction (New York: Octagon Press, 1975), p. 41n81. Page 13 porary verification of Viaud's tall tale. The exception was Charles Mowat, who found important confirmation in the correspondence of the governor of East Florida but who, perhaps from lack of interest, took his researches on Viaud no further. Discovery of confirmatory contemporary manuscripts would do much to diminish the doubt surrounding Viaud's novelistic narrative.
105. 17. Garnier, Voyages Imaginaires, 12: 215, 223. 18. The tale was related in London Magazine 35 (1766): 315-18; Scots Magazine 28 (1766): 352-57; and, more fully, in David Harrison, The Deliv- (Footnote continued on next page) Page 10 With the passing of the years, doubts about Viaud's veracity grew. " The editors justified its inclusion with the following logic: "The voyage of M. Viaud is either true or made up. If it is fiction, it belongs here. 19 So, in successive decades, Naufrage appeared in anthologies of imaginary voyages.
Both the French tigre and its English equivalent, then often spelled "tyger," were used in the eighteenth century for a variety of American animals, including cougars and jaguars. It may be noted that in an official list of imports to Britain from Florida in 1774 were listed eight "tyger" skins 43. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967), 1: 226-27. 44. William Bartram, Travels of William Bartram, ed. , 1955), p. 232. 45 The probability, however, is that in his terror Viaud misidentified the animals.