Reference numberDM/2/158
TitleAddress from Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, to Puankhequa, Chief of the Cohong, at Canton
DescriptionPuankhequa was "President of the Company of Merchants, the Co-hong, through whom the Emperor [of China] kept a tight rein on trade with foreigners" ('Sir Joseph Banks', Harold B Carter, British Museum (Natural History), London, 1988, p407).

The address gives thanks for allowing William Kerr, the King's Gardener, access to native plants for the Royal Garden at Kew. In return, Banks sends with regards, "two carpets with borders, a pair of girandoles with shades and some spare ornaments in case of accidents, thirty six glass cups marked with your initials and a set of views of London...".
Extent2 sides
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsOPEN - but photocopying forbidden.
Related materialColour tiff, IM007004
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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