Reference numberCB/1/1/154
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.71
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square to Charles Blagden
Date16 January 1819
DescriptionHas just recovered from a slight attack of jaundice. Has received a letter from Ritchie at Tripoli who will take up his consulate at Murzuk, Lieutenant Lion has been sent to join him [George Francis Lyon]. Passes on messages for Arago, Abel and the Board of Longitude. Has had a letter from Belzoni at Thebes and discusses the colossal head [of Memnon]. Mentions red snow and its cause. Discusses incivility of Sir Charles Stuart to Blagden. Gives news of the Banknote Commissioners and their hopes of success.
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 336, 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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