Reference numberMM/6/10
TitleDraft letter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square, to William Marsden
Date9 September 1790
DescriptionOn a Rhinoceros from Sumatra that Banks asks Marsden to take delivery from Captain Edward Manning. Banks is concerned about the animal's welfare ("I fear the approaching winter will in all likelihood destroy it unless a proper place can be provided in which it may be warmly lodged") and suggests lodging it at "Exeter 'Change" (almost certainly Exeter Exchange, just off the Strand).
Extent3 sides
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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