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Reference numberCB/1/1/179
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.96
LevelItem
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, [Revesby Abbey] to Charles Blagden
Date[20 October 1784]
DescriptionDuke of Chartres was in the air only 4 minutes as the valve at the top of the machine was immoveable. The Duke and his companions were "frightened beyond the power of assisting thence" But one of the Roberts kept his presence of mind and was able to direct the balloon away from a large pond, he now has a pension for life. Gives details of the gas in the balloon. Has managed the affair of Blagden's papers.
Extent1 sheet
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 121, 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
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