Reference numberCB/1/1/165
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.82
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square to Charles Blagden
Date9 November 1819
DescriptionThe inscription from the [Egyptian] gold plate has been published in the new monthly magazine, sends an extract but it is uninteresting. Pond has been ill with a severe bowel complaint. Rejoices that Countess Rumford has received his parcel. The drawing of Spring Grove is my Mrs Rudge, describes alterations since it was made. Will send plants for Mrs Berthollet and for the ladies. Captain Haliday has promised him a Newfoundland puppy of the next litter he has. The Royal Society opened on Thursday last and was well attended, Sir Everard Home provided the Croonian lecture on the blood. Does not know of anyone who has tried Congreve's invention , Wollaston is the only one who supports it. Neither he, Brown nor Bauer can determine the affinity of the gigantic [Sumatran] flower, suspect it may be a parasite. No news from polar expedition.
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 347, 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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