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Correspondence [microform] : [M469], 1773-1815
Bib ID 652952
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Correspondence comprising about 300 letters addressed to Banks mainly in his capacity as President of the Royal Society. The principal correspondents are Sir Charles Blagden 1883-1805, Jonas Dryander 1782-1802, James Mario Matra 1779, 1791, Dr Daniel Solander 1773-81, Dr. James Lind 1775-95, Dr William Richardson 1803-05, Erasmus Darwin 1781-82, the Geological Society of London 1809-10, W.H. Yate 1802 and Lord Monboddo 1780, 1783. The letters largely relate to botanical matters but also concern personal matters. There is also a folder of letters with enclosures, c. 1783, sent to Banks relating to mermaids. The reel also contains an extract from the Atheaneum, 26 Dec. 1796, commenting on the publication of Banks' Endeavour journal.

Biography/History

Botanist and patron.

Notes

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project by the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.

National Library of Australia holds microfilm master.

Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series M469.

Microfilm copy of originals held by Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Canbridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A651 (Rev. 1)

Australian Joint Copying Project handbook. Part 8 : Miscellaneous [M series], Entry 7.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available.  Detailed description in Mander-Jones, p. 397. 
Subjects Banks, Joseph, - Sir, - 1743-1820 - Correspondence.  |  Endeavour (Ship)  |  Royal Society (Great Britain)  |  Botanists - England - Correspondence.  |  Botany.  |  Mermaids.
Time Coverage 1773-1815 
Other authors/contributors Australian Joint Copying Project  |  National Library of Australia  |  State Library of New South Wales

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