Reference numberCB/1/1/149
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.66
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square to Charles Blagden
Date12 January 1818
DescriptionDescribes the accouchement and death of Princess Charlotte: her labour was purely natural and very long and she would have done well if it had been accelerated - the child was still born and she died of a haemorrhage. Discusses Mudge, doubts he will be going to Shetland again. Discusses Biot and Gregory's quarrel, General Lambton's certificate [for Royal Society], Ritchie who is to be Consul at Fezzan, French exploration, the head of Memnon, Shetland observations and Biot, Gregory and Mudge in Edinburgh. Gives the recipe for moiré metallique.
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 330, 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
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
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