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Reference numberMM/6/60
LevelItem
TitleDraft letter from Joseph Banks to Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
Date30 March 1787
DescriptionBanks suggests it would be better sending a vessel from England rather than to use transport from Botany Bay to obtain Bread-fruit for the West Indies, as fitting-out for so special a purpose can be done better in England. Banks goes on to describe the type of ship and the complement of men necessary; sketches the route and season for the expedition and suggests the gardener should be David Nelson, as he sailed with Captain Cook and has all the necessary experience
Extent5 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
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