Reference numberMM/6/58
TitleDraft letter from Joseph Banks to Jean Nicholas Sebastian Allamand
Date12 August 1781
DescriptionThanks 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.
Extent2 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee MM/6/25
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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