Guide to the Papers of Sir Joseph Banks

MS 9

National Library of Australia

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Series 1. Correspondence and papers of Sir Joseph Banks

Item 1. Sir Joseph Banks. Extracts from the transactions of the Royal Society relating to sending people to observe the transit of Venus in 1769, 5 June 1766 to 9 June 1768 Show all (8)

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Subseries 2a - 2u. Sir Joseph Banks. Correspondence, together with replies, sent to the Viceroy of Brazil while the Endeavour lay in Rio de Janeiro, November 1768

These manuscripts comprise the rough drafts by Bank...

Item 2a. "Memorials sent to the Viceroy of Brazil with their answers while the Endeavour lay in Rio de Janeiro"

Item 2b. Sir Joseph Banks. Memorial by Joseph Banks to his Excellency Count Rolim, Viceroy and Captain General of the Estates of Brazil. Dated on board his Britannic Majesty's Ship of War Endeavour in the Port of Rio de Janeiro, 17 November 1768 Show all (4)

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Item 2c - 2f. Sir Joseph Banks. Rough drafts of the memorial sent to the Viceroy of Brazil on November 17th 1768 Show all (10)

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Item 2h. Reply by Viceroy "Pro memoria do Conde de Azambuja Vice Roy do Estado de Brazil em reposta da do Snr Cavalliero Joseph Bancks [sic]", 18 November 1758 [i.e. 1768] Show all (2)

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Item 2i_j. Translation of the Viceroy of Brazil's reply of 18th November 1768. Show all (2)

Note that Item 2j is an envelope.

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Item 2k. Sir Joseph Banks. Note by Banks.

Item 2l. Sir Joseph Banks. The memorial of Joseph Banks Esq to His Excellency Count Rolim Vice Roy and Captain General of the Estates of Brazil in answer to his Excellency's of November 18, 19 November 1768 Show all (3)

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Item 2m - 2n. Sir Joseph Banks. Draft of reply to the Viceroy of Brazil's letter of November 18, undated. Show all (3)

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Item 2p. Reply by Viceroy, "Pro memoria do Conde Vice Roy do Estado do Brazil em reposta da do Snr Cavalliero Joseph Brancks" [sic], 20 November 1768 Show all (2)

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Item 2r - 2s. Two copies of translations of the Viceroy of Brazil's reply of November 20th 1768. Show all (2)

Note that Item 2t is a note by E.A. Petherick.

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Item 2u. Sir Joseph Banks. Rough draft of memorial to the Viceroy of Brazil, undated and not submitted. Show all (4)

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Item 3. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to Earl of Morton, Rio de Janeiro, 1 December 1768 Show all (8)

Letter describing the voyage from Plymouth to Madei...

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Item 4 - 4e. Sir Joseph Banks. Thoughts on the manners of [the women of] Otaheite, written in Holland for the amusement of the Princess of Orange, 1773 Show all (17)

Written at the request of Count Bentinck, in 1773.

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Item 5 - 5b. Sir Joseph Banks. Accounts of presents to be sent out with Omai, undated. Show all (3)

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Item 6. Sir Joseph Banks. Account of the bills for Omai, undated.

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Item 7. Sir Joseph Banks. Account of the presents intended to be sent to the inhabitants of the South Sea Islands, undated.

Item 8. Sir Joseph Banks. Account of the bills for Oedidee, undated. Show all (2)

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Item 9. Sir Joseph Banks. Expenses on account of Omai in 1774, undated. Show all (2)

Banks' handwriting on outside only.

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Item 10. Sir Joseph Banks. Expenses incurred on account of Mr Omai in the course of the year 1775, undated.

Item 11. Sir Joseph Banks. Expenses incurred on account of Mr Omai in the course of the year 1776, undated. Show all (3)

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Item 12. Sir Joseph Banks. Goods that Captain Cook may carry out for the benefit of the Society at large, undated. Show all (2)

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Item 13. Sir Joseph Banks. Account of presents for Omai, undated. Show all (2)

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Item 14. Sir Joseph Banks. Things intended for Omai [and] Things intended to be sent to Oedidee, undated. Show all (2)

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File 15a - 15z, 15(1) - 15(20). Sir Joseph Banks. Addresses to the Royal Society, London the first on being appointed to the Chair and later addresses on presentations of the Copley Medal, 1778-1796

Item 15a. Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on being appointed to the chair, [1778] Show all (4)

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Item 15c - 15k. Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to Samuel Vince, 1780 Show all (24)

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Item 15l. Sir Joseph Banks. Note by Joseph Banks on the transfer of assets to the British Museum and requesting approval for the transaction. Show all (2)

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Item 15n - 15q. Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to R. Kirwan, 1782 Show all (7)

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Item 15s - 15v. Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to John Goodricke and Hutchins, 1783 Show all (14)

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Item 15x - 15(2). Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to Edward Waring, 1784 Show all (10)

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Item 15(6) - 15(7). Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to Benjamin Thompson, 1792 Show all (5)

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Item 15(9) - 15(12). Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to Ramsden, 1795 Show all (13)

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Item 15(14) - 15(17). Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to George Atwood, 1796 Show all (12)

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Item 15(19) - 15(20). Sir Joseph Banks. Notes for an address to the Royal Society, London on the awarding of the Copley medal to Sir Astley Cooper, 1801 Show all (8)

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Item 16 - 16r. Sir Joseph Banks. Correspondence between Sir Joseph Banks and C. Pancoucke concerning the paper used for the publication of Cook's 2nd and 3rd voyages, 1778 to September 1783 Show all (51)

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Item 17. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to J.R. Forster, Soho Square, London, 22 January 1783 Show all (2)

Letter to J.R. Forster in answer to Forster's lette...

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Item 18 - 18a. Sir Joseph Banks. Minutes of a meeting held at Lord Sandwich's house in order to facilitate the finishing of the charts supposed to be delayed by misunderstandings between Dalrymple, Capt. King and Lieut. Roberts, 5 December 1783 Show all (3)

Comprises a list of agreed responsibilities entitle...

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Item 19 - 19d. Sir Joseph Banks. Instructions to two Botanic collectors, James Smith and George Austin who sailed in the Guardian for New South Wales, 1 July 1789 Show all (10)

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Item 20. Sir Joseph Banks. Introduction, to an unnamed person, of the bearers, Mssrs. Vere and Hill requesting that they be allowed to visit "your botanic garden", 29 July 1792

Item 21 - 21a. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to Lord --- concerning Grenville's shipwreck and the effect of icy conditions on navigation in the North Sea. Soho Square, London, 27 December 1799 Show all (3)

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Item 22. Sir Joseph Banks. Manuscript copy of a letter to Capt. Matthew Flinders, Soho Square, London., 10 April 1803 Show all (2)

Received with satisfaction reports of the success o...

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Subseries 23(1) - 23(6). Sir Joseph Banks. Six letters, 1803-1815

Item a. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to William Herschell introducing a Mr Valentine and asking that he be allowed to view his apparatus. Soho Square, London, 5 May 1803 Show all (3)

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Item b. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to Henry Ellis regarding customs of the ladies of Knights of the Garter, Spring Grove, 10 July 1812 Show all (4)

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Item c. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to [Frederick] Robinson regarding Comptroller of the Mint, Soho Square, London, 21 July 1815 Show all (4)

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Item d. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to Richard Westmacott concerning subscribers to the Duke of Bedford's statue, Soho Square, London, 22 June 1816 Show all (2)

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Item e. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter concerning botanical specimens, Soho Square, London, 14 January 1820

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Item f. Sir Joseph Banks. Note accompanying an account, Soho Square, London, August 20th, undated.

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Item 24. Sir Joseph Banks. Manuscript copy of letter to Capt. H. Waterhouse, relating to the introduction of Spanish sheep in New South Wales. Soho Square, London, 8 July 1806 Show all (3)

Copy of draft reply endorsed as being in Waterhouse...

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Item 25. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter concerning botanical specimens, Soho Square, London, 1 March 1819 Show all (3)

Thanks the addressee for specimens received and con...

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Item 26. Sir Joseph Banks. Manuscript copy of three letters sent from Lord Howe at the Admiralty, on behalf of George III, accompanying presentation copies of the history of Captain Cook's last voyage, to the King of France, the Empress of Russia, and Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [1784] Show all (2)

3 letters on one sheet. In the letters to the King ...

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Item 27 - 27e. Sir Joseph Banks. Documents relating to the publication and distribution of Captain Cook's voyages, between December 1783 and July 1787 Show all (9)

Includes handwritten notes on views dated 11th Dece...

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Item 28 - 28e. Sir Joseph Banks. Documents concerning engravings for the publication of the account of Cook's 3rd voyage. Show all (10)

Includes a document recording the titles of the pla...

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Item 29 - 29j. Sir Joseph Banks. Documents concerning publication of plates and plans for Captain Cook's journal. Show all (23)

Includes estimates, costs and lists of illustration...

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Item 30 - 30f. Sir Joseph Banks. Statements of expenses in connection with the publication of Captain Cook's third voyage, undated. Show all (17)

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Item 31. Sir Joseph Banks. Letter to an unknown person regarding a voyage to New Zealand and the harsh treatment of Lord Camelford by Captain George Vancouver on the Discovery. Show all (3)

Camelford was flogged on Vancouver's orders. As the...

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Series 2. Papers of Sarah Banks

Series 3. Letters addressed to Sir Joseph Banks

Item 34. Lord Bathurst. Letter to Joseph Banks on the scarcity of flax seed, Strand, London, 2 February 1781 Show all (2)

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Item 34a. Lord Bathurst. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on tokens and the rising price of silver, Strand, London, 13 October, 1812 Show all (3)

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Item 35 - 35a. Lord Blandford. Letters (2) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning certain plants. Piccadilly, London, 28 May and 19 June 1805 Show all (5)

Draft replies by Banks on the back of both letters....

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Item 36a - 36j. William Cobbe. Letters (7) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning an invention for catching fish, (with original water colour drawing). London, 5 March 1787 to 31 December 1788 Show all (18)

Letters dated: Bear Yard, Lincolns Inn Fields, Dece...

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Item 37. Thomas Cochrane. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning a collection of zoology from the West Indian Islands, St. Christopher's, 29 April, 1781 Show all (2)

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Item 38. G. Colebrooke. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on the religion of the Brahmins. Nottinghill, London, 19 May, 1787 Show all (4)

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Item 39. David Collins. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning provision for his wife. Beaumont Street, London, 24 December 1802 Show all (4)

Collins is honoured by his appointment to command a...

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Item 39a - 39c. David Collins. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks sending specimens and descriptions of plants and animals via the Lady Barlow. Hobart, 19 August 1804 Show all (4)

Includes an account of a plant Atriplex halimi foli...

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Item 40. Cologan. Note to Sir Joseph Banks concerning a parcel of plants. Leicester Square, London, 14 December 1791 Show all (4)

Draft of reply by Banks on back.

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Item 41. Rev. Thomas Combes. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning a living snake found inside a sheep. Somerset, 21 January 1803 Show all (2)

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Item 42. Taylor Combe. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the framing of an Egyptian Roll. Soho Square, London, 10 January 1804

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Item 43 - 43d. William Conyngham. Letters (5) to Sir Joseph Banks, chiefly on botanical matters. Dublin, 22 February 1788 to 4 January 1794 Show all (20)

Letters are dated February 22nd 1788, October 3rd 1...

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Item 44. Cook. Note to Joseph Banks inviting him to view Long's collection of drawings of the natural history of Jamaica. Poland Street, London, 15 July 1774 Show all (4)

Invites Banks to bring Dr. Solander whom Cook does ...

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Item 45 - 45c. William Cooke. Letters, (2) , to Sir Joseph Banks submitting wording in Latin for a proposed memorial to be erected at Kamchatka to commemorate the assistance and hospitality given to Cook on his 3rd voyage, ., 29 October [1789] Show all (7)

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Item 46. E. Cooper. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks intimating that the Government had decided to liberate two Iceland ships. Downing Street, London, 26 February [1808] Show all (2)

Draft of reply by Banks on back, April 7th 1808.

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Item 47. Thomas Cooper. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning an application for a patent for bleaching, [June 1788] Show all (4)

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Item 48. J. Cope. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning a sea unicorn, Boston, 22 February 1800 Show all (2)

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Item 49. Charles Cordiner. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning species of Laplysia Linnaeus. Banff, 3 May 1787 Show all (4)

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Item 50 - 50a. Malcolm Cowan. Letters (2) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning a medicinal grass found in Jamaica, Plymouth, 8 February and 4 March 1805 Show all (8)

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Item 51. James Cox. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning American botany, Philadelphia, 18 September 1785 Show all (3)

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Item 52. William Coxe. Letter unsigned to Sir Joseph Banks sending pamphlets. St. Petersberg, 3 January 1785 Show all (4)

Is about to visit Moscow and Southern Russia. Has s...

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Item 53 - 53a. William Coxe. Letter unsigned to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the exhibition of a unicorn. Birmingham, 31 May 1787 Show all (4)

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Item 54. Allan Cunningham. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Coeping Bay, Timor, 8 November 1819 Show all (8)

Last wrote in May 1819 reporting final departure of...

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Item 55. Alexander Dalrymple. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning charts of the Sandwich Islands which he has had reduced for John Webber, 12 December 1783 Show all (2)

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Item 56. Alexander Dalrymple. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning plates of Kerguelen's Land, etc., with reductions for John Webber, and reporting that he has found the longitude of Eimeo to be wrong, 13th December, 1783

Item 57. Alexander Dalrymple. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning views of Sulphur Island and Japan, with reductions for John Webber, also referring to charts sent to him by Captain King, 15 December 1783 Show all (2)

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Item 58. Lord Dundas. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning subscription on behalf of Sir John Sinclair. Aske, Richmond, Yorkshire, 21st December, 1814 Show all (3)

Draft of reply by Banks on back.

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Item 59 - 59f. Dowager Lady Essex. Letters (5) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning proposals to sell her estate. St. James' Place, London, 1799 Show all (13)

Five letters, two dated July 3 and July 14, and 3 u...

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Item 60. James Fleming. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks referring to his residence in N.S.W. for three years, and seeking assistance from Banks. St. George's Fields, London, 24 December 1803 Show all (4)

Governor King sent him to King Island and Port Phil...

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Item 61. G. Foersch. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the Upac tree. London, 24th July. Show all (2)

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Item 62 - 62f. George Follett. Letters (4) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning sheep and wool. Simmerton Hall and Buxton, March-July 1805 Show all (16)

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Item 63. Henry Foot. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning importation of wines. London, 26 September 1788 Show all (2)

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Item 64 - 64a. James Forbes. Letters (2) to Sir Joseph Banks requesting permission to dedicate to Banks his "Letters from France". Stanmore Hill, 20 May and 25 June 1805 Show all (8)

Draft reply by Banks on back of letter of 20th May....

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Item 65 - 65c. James Ford. Letters (2) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning canvas for sailcloth, and the use of hemp. London and Montrose, 18 June 1801, 30 March 1802 Show all (8)

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Item 66. T. Fordyce. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks thanking him for the loan of a book on tombers. London, 19 September 1795 Show all (4)

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Item 67 - 67a. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks discussing natural history and botany of Lithuania. Vilno, 22 May 1785 Show all (6)

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Item 67b. Georg Forster. Autograph note to Sir Joseph Banks accompanying the presentation of a copy of his Voyage round the World. Perry Street, London, 18 March 1777

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Item 68 - 68a. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks intimating that his father and he had been offered positions as teachers in an institution in Germany. London, 4 January 1778 Show all (4)

Requests Sir Joseph Banks to use his influence with...

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Item 69 - 69a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks concerning certain botanical specimens he is sending from Germany. Amsterdam, 11 November 1778 Show all (4)

The plants include a Nepenthes from Ceylon which wa...

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Item 70 - 70a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks imploring him to use his influence with Lord Sandwich to grant his father a sum of money sufficient to satisfy his creditors, and so enable him to leave England to accept a position in Germany. Berlin, 9 February 1779 Show all (4)

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Item 71 - 71b. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks concerning the financial plight of his father. Seeks money to enable his family to move to Halle leaving the debts unpaid. Cassel, April 1 1779 Show all (6)

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Item 72 - 72a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks concerning certain botanical books he was procuring for Banks. Cassel, 27 June 1779 Show all (4)

Offering to to obtain new books from Germany. Asks ...

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Item 73 - 73a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks regarding natural history works published in Germany. Cassel, 25 November 1779 Show all (4)

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Item 74 - 74a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks forwarding a printed account in German of the death of Cook. Cassel, 20 January 1780 Show all (4)

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Item 75 - 75a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks, Cassel, 27 March 1780 Show all (4)

Intimates that Professor Litchenberg had compiled, ...

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Item 76 - 76a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks thanking him for the assistance rendered to his father and discussing botanical works. Cassel, 13 August 1780 Show all (4)

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Item 77 - 77a. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks, Cassel, 26 November 1780 Show all (4)

Most of the animals in the Landgrave's managerie ha...

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Item 77b. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks, Cassel, 10 January 1781 Show all (4)

Has received accounts of Cook's last voyage from tw...

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Item 77c. Georg Forster. Letter to Joseph Banks, Cassel, 10 January 1781 Show all (4)

Has received accounts of Cook's last voyage from tw...

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Item 77d - 77f. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Cassel, June 20 1781 Show all (5)

Thanks Banks for assistance with obtaining rights t...

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Item 77g - 77h. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on natural history matters. Cassel, 5 July 1781 Show all (4)

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Item 77i - 77j. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Cassel, 2 June 1783 Show all (4)

Asks Banks to present a petition to the Royal Socie...

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Item 77k. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks thanking him for the plates of Cook's last voyage, undated Show all (4)

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Item 77l - 77m. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Cassel, 27 October 1783 Show all (5)

Thanks Banks for the plates of Cook's last voyage a...

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Item 77n - 77o. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Cassel, December 1 1783 Show all (5)

Has received the plates of Cook's voyage. News of s...

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Item 77p. Georg Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Vilno, December 11th 1785 Show all (4)

Concerning erroneous statements made by him in the ...

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Item 77q. George Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Margate, 20 September 1785 Show all (2)

Informs Banks that he can obtain a copy of his book...

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Item 77r - 77s. George Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Cape of Good Hope, 30 January 1786 Show all (5)

Before he left England he requested Nathaniel Smith...

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Item 77t - 77u. George Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning botany in India. Lucknow, 22 July 1787 Show all (4)

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Item 77v. George Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning natural history in India. Lucknow, 2 October 1787 Show all (2)

Is sending plants and drawings via Colonel Polier.

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Item 77w - 77x. George Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning botanical specimens in India. Nagpour, 28 August 1788 Show all (4)

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Item 77y. George Forster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning botanical specimen Cyprepedium bulbosum received from Sweden. Mayence, January 10 1790

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Item 78 - 78a. Johann Reinhold ForsterLetter to Joseph Banks on zoological matters. Paddington Green, London, 22 March 1780 Show all (4)

Wants assistance from Banks with drawings for a pap...

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Item 78b - 78d. Johann Reinhold ForsterLetter to Joseph Banks on zoological matters. Paddington Green, London, 7 April 1780 Show all (5)

Is grateful for Banks' offer to assist with the Zoo...

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Item 78e - 78f. Johann Reinhold ForsterLetter to Sir Joseph Banks, Halle, 14 August 1781 Show all (4)

Sending this letter with his son Carl who is accomp...

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Item 78g. Johann Reinhold ForsterLetter to Sir Joseph Banks offering a copy of his book on Indian zoology. Halle, 22 November 1781

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Item 78h - 78i. Johann Reinhold ForsterLetter to Sir Joseph Banks on his debts, Halle, 6 July 1782 Show all (4)

Discussion of repayments of Forster's debts and loa...

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Item 79. John Foster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks regarding the engraving of the Duke of Bedford medal. 25 Wimpole Street, London, 27 June 1802 Show all (2)

Draft of reply by Banks on back.

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Item 80. John Foster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning a memorial to the Duke of Bedford. Collon, 24 October 1802 Show all (3)

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Item 81. George Gilpin. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks regarding a request from Richard Kirwan for a description and drawing of the Royal Society's mace for the Society at Dublin, 18 October 1787 Show all (2)

Draft of reply by Banks on back.

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Item 82. Baron Glenbervie. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning an experiment with Bombay hemp. Pay Office, [London], 20 January 1803 Show all (2)

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Item 83. Henry Goulburn. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks regarding a botanist already in N.S.W joining an expedition led by Lieutenant King. Downing Street, London, 4 February 1807 Show all (2)

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Item 84. George Harris. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Hobart Town, 31 August 1806 Show all (3)

Harris was Deputy surveyor-general for Van Diemen's...

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Item 85. Lord Hawkesbury. Manuscript note of thanks Sir Joseph Banks for a letter received, 20 March 1795

Item 86. Viscount Howick. Letter to the Earl of Radnor commenting on Banks' interference with prisoners in France. Admiralty, 2 October 1806 Show all (2)

States that the supposition that he has discountena...

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Item 87. John Hunter. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning conditions in New South Wales. Sydney, 1 June 1799 Show all (6)

Referring to the failure of the crops, the flooding...

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Item 88. John Hunter. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks forwarding seeds and plants, Sydney, 20 February 1800 Show all (3)

Indicates that he is forwarding, by the Reliance, s...

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Item 89. John Hunter. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks requesting that a chart, which he is forwarding by Matthew Flinders, be offered to Major Russel. Sydney, 26 February 1800

Item 90. John Hunter. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning events and conditions in New South Wales. Sydney, 5 April 1800 Show all (4)

Describes events and conditions in New South Wales;...

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Item 91 - 91f. John Johnson. Correspondence with accounts and receipts to Sir Joseph Banks regarding a New Zealand boy and two Tahitians in distress in London, 13 July 1806 and 19 July 1806 Show all (15)

Includes letters, accounts and receipts for money g...

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Item 92. Philip Gidley King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, HMS Gorgon, Port Praya, May 3rd, 1791 Show all (2)

Intimates that "The hops have a pleasant appearance...

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Item 93. Philip Gidley King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Cape of Good Hope, 26 July 1791 Show all (2)

Concerns the condition of the stores on board. He i...

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Item 94 - 94a. Philip Gidley King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning conditions on Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island, 24 May 1793 Show all (6)

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Item 95. Philip Gidley King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Norfolk Island, 10 November 1793 Show all (3)

Mentions that there is no copy of Cook's voyages on...

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Item 96. Philip Gidley King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning availability of food and provisions. Norfolk Island, 31 July 1795 Show all (4)

States that there is an abundance of food on Norfol...

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Item 97. Philip Gidley King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks relating to the affairs of a deceased friend, Col. Gordon. London, 27 May 1797 Show all (2)

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Item 98. Philip Gidley King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks referring to the bad season and the condition of the crops. Sydney, 8 January 1806 Show all (4)

Mentions that "of the 620 head of cattle landed at ...

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Item 99. Rufus King. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks enclosing passport for Mason, Botanical Gardener, who, by His Majesty's order, is going to America. Great Cumberland Place, London, 3 August 1797 Show all (2)

Draft of reply by Banks on the back.

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Item 100. Andrew Kippis. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks referring to statements in Kippis' Life of Cook and Biographica Britannica based on information provided by Banks. Westminster, 10 August 1795 Show all (2)

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Item 101. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 8 April 1788 Show all (2)

Has had a disagreement with Magellan, who had asked...

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Item 101a. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 27 May 1788

Happy to find Banks engaged in experiments on the s...

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Item 101b. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 30 June 1788 Show all (2)

Is pleased to hear that Crawford's experiments on t...

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Item 101c. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 10 January 1789 Show all (4)

Expresses surprise that [Henry] Cavendish now discu...

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Item 101d. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 17 March 1789

On receipt of Banks' letter went to the Secretary t...

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Item 101e. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 10 July 1790

Recommending Stock, a Fellow of Trinity College, to...

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Item 101f. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 19 April 1789 Show all (4)

Regrets he is unable to send the history of the gre...

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Item 101g. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 4 July 1791

Has sent, via a London bookseller, a copy of a diss...

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Item 101h. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 29 September 1791

Apologises for not sending the promised paper on he...

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Item 101i - 101j. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 9 April 1797 Show all (4)

Congratulate Banks on his appointment to the Privy ...

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Item 101k. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 9 April 1801

As the chair of natural history in Edinburgh will s...

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Item 101l. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 24 April 1801

Comments on his support for Robert Jameson. Discuss...

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Item 101m. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 15 March 1802 Show all (2)

Thanks Banks for sending him the valuable papers of...

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Item 101n. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, 6 October 1793

Has sent a paper on volcanic productions and is now...

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Item 101o. Richard Kirwan. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on scientific and experimental matters. Dublin, undated.

Thanks Banks for his hospitality whilst he was in L...

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Item 102. Richard Knight. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks thanking Banks for his letter on the insect pest which he has sent to his brother. Whitehall, London, 21 June 1796

Explains that the pest has already attacked apple t...

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Item 102a and 102c. Richard Knight. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the Towneley marbles affair, Whitehall, London, 18 May 1805 Show all (4)

As Banks has expressed a wish for completion of the...

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Item 102b. Richard Knight. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the need for careful use of language in a work he is writing to avoid giving offence, Whitehall, London, 18 June [1785] Show all (4)

The object of his work is to demonstrate the pagan ...

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Item 103. William Knight. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks on matters of religion. Whitehall, undated. Show all (2)

Thanks Banks for acquainting him with the Bagvathgi...

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Item 104. Charles Knowles. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the purifying of bad wheat. Halls Farm, Beaconsfield, Bucks, 14 March 1802 Show all (4)

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Item 105. Thomas Knowlton. Letter to Joseph Banks with description of Fraxinius Foliis Simplicity, accompanied by pencil drawing, 4 April 1775 Show all (4)

Describes the plant as found growing near Rotherham...

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Item 106. Odser Knudsen. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks asking for assistance in securing the release of his ship and a passage to Leith. His ship was driven ashore by gales and detained by Customs Officers while on a trip from Iceland to Copenhagen. Stornoway, 16 January 1808 Show all (4)

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Item 107. Johan Gerhard Koenig. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks intimating that he is forwarding a box of seeds, Calcutta, 6 December 1784 Show all (2)

Indicates that he will write a more expansive lette...

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Item 108. Charles Komis. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks regarding his employment in Banks' library, Oxford Street, 31 December 1803 Show all (4)

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Item 109. John Koster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the Abbé Correa and loans of money to him. Lisbon, 31 December 1794 Show all (4)

As requested he handed Broussonet Banks' letter and...

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Item 109a. John Koster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the Abbé Correa and loans of money to him. Lisbon, 16 October 1795 Show all (2)

Banks' account of his friend Correa gave him great ...

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Item 109b. John Koster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the Abbé Correa and loans of money to him. Lisbon, 8 August 1795 Show all (2)

Has news that Broussonet has gone to Barbary with t...

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Item 109c - 109d. John Koster. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the Abbé Correa and loans of money to him. Lisbon, 30 May 1795 Show all (3)

Enclosing a second bill for the Abbé Correa in case...

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Item 110. John Latham. Letter to Thomas Pennant relating to Sir Joseph Banks and the flora and fauna of New Holland. Dartford, 16 August 1789 Show all (4)

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Item 111. Lord Liverpool. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks summoning him to a committee meeting. Addiscombe Place, Sunday, undated. Show all (4)

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Item 112 - 112b. Lord Macartney. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, with enclosures, regarding plants left by the French naturalist of D'Entrecasteaux's voyage. Castle of Good Hope, July 24 1797 Show all (3)

Contains enclosures copied by Banks.

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Item 113 - 113h. Lord Morton. Hints offered to the consideration of Captain Cooke, Mr. Bankes, Doctor Solander and other gentlemen who go upon the expedition on board the Endeavour. Chiswick, 10 August 1768 Show all (17)

Includes detailed instructions on the treatment of ...

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Item 114. Lord Nelson. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Amphion off Toulon, 9 July 1803 Show all (2)

Tells of the capture of a French corvette out of At...

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Item 115. Evan Nepean. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Bombay, 2 August 1814 Show all (3)

The Lord Castlereagh has returned because of bad we...

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Item 116 - 116f. George Nicol. Letters (2) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning statements of expenses in connection with the publishing of the accounts of Cook's voyages, Strand, 13 January 1782, 22 February 1783 Show all (12)

Includes an account (2p.) headed "The executors of ...

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Item 117. Mungo Park. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks apologising that "any misunderstanding should have taken place respecting my present voyage to New South Wales". Bloomsbury, London, 15 September [1798] Show all (3)

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Item 118. Passport given by Baron Diede of Furschenstein to Sir Joseph Banks and others, and observations on Iceland, 2 July 1772 Show all (21)

Includes "Observations on Iceland, August 1772"; Pa...

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Item 119. William Paterson. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks intimating that he is forwarding, for the Kew collection, a box of seeds from Port Dalrymple, by the Alexander. Port Jackson, 1 November 1806 Show all (3)

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Item 119a. William Paterson. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the conditions at Port Dalrymple, and a collection of plants he has sent by the Buffalo. Port Jackson, 26 January 1807 Show all (2)

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Item 120. William Paterson. Copy of a letter to Governor Bligh sent to Sir Joseph Banks, Sydney, 16 March 1807 Show all (2)

This copy was sent by Paterson to Sir Joseph Banks,...

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Item 121. William Paterson. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning conditions in New South Wales, Port Jackson and Port Dalrymple. Yorkton, Port Dalrymple, 20 April 1807 Show all (4)

Concerning conditions in New South Wales, and of hi...

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Item 122 - 122a. William Paterson. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning conditions Tasmania. Yorkton, Port Dalrymple, 19 August 1807 Show all (8)

He has been attending to agriculture at Launceston,...

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Item 123. William Paterson. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning conditions in Tasmania. Yorkton, Port Dalrymple, 13 November 1807 Show all (4)

Concerning the danger from convicts who absconded w...

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Item 124. Peck. Note to Sir Joseph Banks thanking him for the use of his library, Adelphi, 20 August 1805

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Item 125. F.W. Pemberton. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks offering plants and seeds from India. Ship Henry Dunbar, off Deal, 31 March 1790 Show all (2)

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Item 126 - 126a. W.H. Pepys. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning a platina knife and extolling the advantages of platina over gold and silver. 4 Finsbury Square, London, 30 May 1805 Show all (4)

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Item 127. H.B. Percy. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning stitleback and other fish. Boston, 27 December 1804 Show all (4)

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Item 128 - 128c. J.B. Perrin. Letters (3) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning botanical matters and the position of Land and Tide Surveyor in the Port of Kingston. Kingston, Jamaica, 6 April 1797 to 5 June 1798 Show all (8)

Letters from Perrin dated: 6 April,1797, 12 June 17...

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Item 129 - 129u. William Perrin. Letters (11) to Joseph Banks chiefly on botanical matters, March 1767 to April 1768 Show all (88)

The bulk of the letters are written whilst Perrin i...

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Item 130. George Perry. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning natural history matters in India. Calcutta, 30 September 1783 Show all (4)

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Item 131. William Perry. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning interest on money in India. Chiswick, 16 June 1788 Show all (2)

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Item 131a. William Perry. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks requesting Banks to forward a letter to Lord Chatham. Chiswick, 7 October 1790 Show all (4)

Draft reply by Banks on the back.

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Item 131b. William Perry. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning surgeons for the Navy. Hillingdon, 25 March 1803 Show all (2)

Draft reply by Banks on the back.

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Item 132. William Petrie. Letters (7) to Sir Joseph Banks largely on scientific matters in India, 28 February 1787 to 5 May, 1796 Show all (32)

The letters are dated: Madras, 28 February 1787 and...

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Item 133 - 133a. J. Petty. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks regarding the making of a presentation on natural history. Vienna, 25 April 1784 Show all (4)

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Item 134. Arthur Phillip. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks stating that about fifty tubs of plants are ready to go aboard the Atlantic to sail to England next month". Sydney, 15 October 1792 Show all (3)

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Item 135. J.F. Prendergass. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks concerning plants on board the Hope. Ship Hope, 31 August 1806 Show all (2)

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Item 136 - 136a. Earl of Radnor. Letters (2) to Sir Joseph Banks concerning the detainment of Lord and Lady Shaftesbury and their daughter in Paris. Longford Castle, 23 September and 3 October 1806 Show all (8)

Draft of replies by Banks on backs of both letters....

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Item 137 - 137a. Lady Rockingham. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks regarding a plant from the East Indies now in full flower in her hothouse. Hillingdon House, 22 October 1787 Show all (4)

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Item 138. Duke of Somerset. Letter to Sir Joseph Banks enclosing a letter from Wishaw concerning [Mungo] Park's journal. Park Lane, London, 8 April 1814 Show all (2)

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Item 139 - 139d. Spencer Lucas and Co. Letters to Sir Joseph Banks regarding a New Zealand native Ma Tanai, son of Tippahee, 1807 Show all (11)

Letters from Spencer Lucas and Co., Great Marlborou...