Reference numberCB/1/1/171
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.88
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square to Charles Blagden
Date18 January 1820
DescriptionUneasy that Phil Trans for Biot has not arrived, sends another copy. Will tell Blagden the price of the oil used in the Apothecaries Hall after he has seen Brande. Describes low temperatures and damage to gardens, "Covent Garden market is a desert". Discusses his correspondence with General Humphries who was to send a drawing [of a sea serpent], his widow has sent some journals that describe its reappearance last summer. Both Home and his other Vice President [of the RS] have gout so he is obliged to take the chair despite the frost. Taking steps to put Kater's calculations into Biot's hands.
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 353, 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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