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Reference numberCB/1/1/170
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.87
LevelItem
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square to Charles Blagden
Date1 January 1820
DescriptionSent Philosophical Transactions for Biot via Dr Roche, a friend of Leach's who is known to M Richard. Has not seen Dr Young. Discusses composition of gas used for lighting apothecaries hall, Brande gives all his information to M Gerard. Has received letters from Richie and Lyon, Richie is quite recovered and talked of a trip to Tripoli as his great journey will not be until May or June. Describes Egyptian statue sent by Salt. Discusses Dutch naval force in East Indies. Has not yet got Newfoundland dog. Has heard nothing of Polar Adventurers since July. Sends New Year greetings. Herschel's paper was approved by Biot and it gave general satisfaction. Discusses preparation of colchicum root and wine recommended by Home.
Extent1 sheet
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 352, 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
NA7947Young; Thomas (1773 - 1829); physician, physicist and Egyptologist1773 - 1829
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