|Title||Draft letter from Joseph Banks to Jean Nicholas Sebastian Allamand|
|Date||12 August 1781|
|Description||Thanks Allamand for the kind attention he has paid to the miserable relics of what was originally a valuable collection of plants "swallowed up by the merciless ocean".|
Banks is referring to the speciments which were on board the 'General Barker' which sank off the Dutch coast in 1781.
|Related material||See MM/6/25|
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|NA8116||Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist||1744 - 1820|