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Reference numberMM/10/6
LevelItem
TitleLetter from William Herschel to Sir Joseph Banks
Date1785
DescriptionOn a design of Herschel's for a telescope for "enlarging and bringing greater perfection" and on proposing Herschel's designs to George III.
Extent5 sides
FormatManuscript
NotesItem detached for exhibition
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyBought from Dr De Beer, 29 January 1952
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
NA8060Herschel; Sir; William (1738 - 1822); Astronomer1738 - 1822
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