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Papers of Sir Joseph Banks, 1745-1923 (bulk 1745-1820) [manuscript]
Bib ID 2049605
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1745-1923] 
0.48 m. 
Summary

MS 9 comprises 240 letters, primarily of botanical and zoological interest, of which 31 are from Joseph Banks. The remainder are from some 83 correspondents including Sarah Banks, Earl of Bathurst, David Collins, W.B. Conyngham (5), Alexander Dalrymple (3), James Fleming, J.G.A. Forster (11), J.R. Forster (7), John Hunter (5), Philip Gidley King (7), Lord Nelson, William Paterson (5), W.P. Perrin (11), William Perry (5), William Petrie (6), Arthur Phillip and Lord Radnor. The collection also includes a copy of a letter from Banks, 15 September 1795, and copies of newspaper cuttings, 1911, 1920 and 1923, regarding auction of Captain Cook manuscripts.

Biography/History

Scientist. Joseph Banks was elected to the Royal Society in 1766 and sailed with James Cook on the "Endeavour", 1768-1771. He was appointed president of the Royal Society in 1778 and was made a baronet in 1781. Banks later became general adviser to the government on all Australian matters.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9.

Also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room at mfm G 7306-7308.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.ms-ms9

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, A192 (Rev. 2).

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms9 
Subjects Banks, Joseph, - Sir, - 1743-1820 - Correspondence.  |  Naturalists - Great Britain - Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1745-1820 
Occupation Naturalists.
Exhibited Selected items exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 16 September 2013 - 2 February 2014.  Selected items exhibited in: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 10 July 2013 - 13 October 2013 and 22 March 2014 - 28 July 2014.  Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 3 December 2012 - 3 May 2013.  Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 

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