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Banks (Sir Joseph) Correspondence
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Collection of 6 autographed letters signed on miscellaneous topics including: 1. 1783 September 6: to E.A.J. Annisson thanking him for his gift to the Royal Society but also noting the resolution made some years ago regarding "not admitting any more members upon the foreign list till the number was reduced." -- 2. 1804 March 2: to Rev. Dr. Glasser thanking "Mons. Carnot, President of the National Institute of Paris for the liberation of Mr. Osbourne, member of the Royal Society." Banks also notes that "we are not in possession of any correct list as Prisoners of War." -- 3. 1807 April 7: to John Symmons, Esq. thanking him "for the gift of the monstrous Calculus...I have never seen anything like it in size from the bladder of a dog." -- 4. 1807 December 21: to an unidentified correspondent noting "I told you it is well at the club that the jewelers have set little value on the ...sent home from New...I am however not at all the more able to purchase them cheap....I am reduced to the necessity of Returning [sic] them to the Viscount of Islington." -- 5. 1808 December 16: to Sam Lysons discussing the post-mortem handling of the affairs of Philip Marmion and H. Hilery among others. -- 6. 181? May 30: a letter of introduction for Dawson Turner to J.J.H. La Billardière.
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