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Reference numberCB/1/1/148
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.65
LevelItem
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square to Charles Blagden
Date30 December 1817
DescriptionAnswers Blagden's question about Biot's reception and his fracas with [Olinthus] Gregory. Describes Auguste Richard, son of the French botanist, who has arrived penniless in his Library and whom Brown has helped and protected - asks if Blagden can find out his history and his offence. Discusses his disinclination to believe that sea serpents lay their eggs on shore. Gives news of North West Passage expedition, two ships ready to depart. Discusses Laplace's attach on Kater's pendulum.
Extent1 sheet
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 329, The Banks Letters, A Calendar of the manuscript correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks preserved in the British Museum... London, 1958.
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
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