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Reference numberCB/1/1/181
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.98
LevelItem
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Spring Grove to Charles Blagden
Date27 December [1783]
DescriptionCannot consider complaint against him that he has put Gentlemen into the Council nor does he wonder at the names of his opponents as they have all had their papers repulsed and probably want them printed in the Philosophical Transactions. Discusses accusations against him. Rejects proposition that President is to be the president of a debating club and defends himself using the statutes. If he has no support he will resign, "Cool headed people will consider the real advantage of the Society if it is judged for the advantage of it that I remain I shall. If not I shall retire to my plough without a fight."
Extent1 sheet
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialItem 95, 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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