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Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820



  • Existence: 1743-02-24 - 1820-06-19

Joseph Banks (1743-1820), British naturalist and botanist

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Sir Joseph Banks papers

Call Number: MS 58
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes, and other papers documenting the personal life and professional career of Sir Joseph Banks, a British naturalist and explorer. Correspondence with stewards and landowners in Lincolnshire and elsewhere detail Banks' interest in agriculture and farming. Other papers relate to family estates, to Banks' scientific investigations and to his interest in the exploration of Africa and other regions. A translation of Frederic Horneman's "Travels...
Dates: 1763-1830


Call Number: OSBORN FD10
Overview: Autograph MS.
Collection of autograph drafts of letters to various recipients, including a few letter to Banks from various correspondents, concerning scientific matters, the Royal Society, etc.; includes portrait engraving.
Dates: 1785-1809

Sir Charles Blagden papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 51
Overview: The Sir Charles Blagden Papers contain scientific and travel notes, correspondence, and printed material documenting aspects of the life and scientific work of Sir Charles Blagden. These include observations on travel in England and on the continent in the 1780s; memoranda on scientific experiments and observations, including notes by Lavoisier; letters to his brother, John Blagden Hale; and proof sheets of Philosophical Transactions for 1789.
Dates: 1616-1861, bulk 1770-1800

Jean André DeLuc papers

Call Number: MS 179
Overview: Correspondence, lecture notes, and scientific writings of DeLuc and of his nephew, Jean Andreé DeLuc (1763-1847), relating to his experiments in electricity, to lectures given in Geneva by the younger DeLuc, and to outstanding scientists of the period. Also notebooks of several geological expeditions in England, Wales, Belgium, Holland, Westphalia, and the Jura mountains (1778-1806). Correspondents of the elder DeLuc include Sir Joseph Banks, Varenne de Boest, Queen Charlotte and other members...
Dates: 1746-1847

Engraved portraits, 1789, n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box: 1, Folder: GROUP 16, F-3
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Two portraits of Banks.
Dates: 1789, n.d.

"Errata in the 3 Volumes by Hawksworth", [ca. 1773]

 Part of Collection — Box: 1, Folder: GROUP 16, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Holograph manuscript notes.

Removed from An account of the voyages ... in the southern hemisphere ... Vol. I by John Hawkesworth (London, 1773).
Dates: [ca. 1773]

Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart, 1791 March 15

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: Reynolds 31
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Asking him as chairman of the committee to call a meeting concerning the monument to be erected to Dr. Johnson. Ingamells no. 215.
Dates: 1791 March 15

Letters, 1781-1819

 Part of Collection — Box: 1, Folder: GROUP 16, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Three ALS to Andre Thouin, concerning Banks's work with botanical classification and specimen plants; 9 AL drafts or copies to Banks from Thouin and others, including a draft AL from Thouin requesting Banks's assistance in liberating Professor Dolomieu from prison.

In French and English.
Dates: 1781-1819

Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 237
Overview: The Liebert Autograph Collection contains chiefly British (as well as other European and American) historical and literary manuscripts and autographs, including items by James Boswell, Jr., Sir Joseph Banks, Marie Corelli, Eugene V. Debs, Camille Pissarro, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Samuel Johnson, Ouida, and Alfred Tennyson. The Liebert Correspondence consists of letters written to Liebert by Ian Fleming, Beverly Nichols, John Cowper Powys, and Thornton Wilder.
Dates: 1604-1987

Miscellaneous letters collection

Call Number: Ms Coll 49
Overview: Miscellaneous Letters Collection is a collection of hundreds of individual letters or small groups of letters, mostly by physicians and scientists, either donated to the Historical Library or purchased.
Dates: 1649-1961

Joshua Reynolds Archive

Call Number: MSS 30
Overview: The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other manuscript material by or about the artist Joshua Reynolds.
Dates: 1749-1816