Banks, Sir Joseph (1743-1820) Baronet Naturalist

MSS.1049, 2826, 5215-5219, 5250, 7331
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Personal Papers and Correspondence. His correspondence is primarily related to his interest in botany, hence the letters sent by Banks, were mainly sent to and about naturalists. In particular he was concerned with the welfare of naturalists and petitioned against the imprisonment of several naturalists as well as the provision of a salary for botanist Francis Masson (1741-1805). The papers reflect his overseas interests such as, his trip to Holland 1773, papers relating to China, and details of an expedition to India for which he provided instruction. His commitments in Lincolnshire are also represented in his papers, such as the survival of an account book for Hemingby Hospital. Family papers also survive, MS.5215 1609-1816 In addition MS. 5250 consists of some surviving correspondence and papers, 1721-39, of the Banks family, baronets, of Revesby Abbey, Lincolnshire.



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Banks Family of Revesby Abbey Lincolnshire Banks, Joseph (1665-1727) (wife Catherine) grandfather of Banks, Sir Joseph (1743-1820) Banks, Sir Joseph (1743-1820), Baronet, Baronet Naturalist See Royal Society Sackler biographies for father and son,, in addition to this Banks (1743-1820) served as Sheriff of Lincolnshire

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