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Sir Joseph Banks papers

 Collection
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

"Correspondence"

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Miscellaneous letters collection

 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

 Collection
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