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Collection Level Description: Pages from a letter book belonging to Sir Joseph Banks

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.r.2
Title: Pages from a letter book belonging to Sir Joseph Banks
Dates of Creation: [ca. 1743-1820]
Extent: 4 pages
Name of Creator: Joseph Banks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society 1778-1820.

Scope and Content

Four pages in the hand of Sir J. Banks, from a letter-book, giving his 'Opinions on the subject of the slave trade'. Unsigned. Incomplete.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Listed as no. 1 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1970).

Access Points

Banks | Joseph | 1743-1820 | Sir | Baronet Naturalist

Slave trade


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31 January 2012