Magnús Stephensen letter

Scope and Content

Address: Copenhagen. To His Excellency the Rt Hon Sir Joseph Banks. Referring to Banks's visit to Iceland and complaining of the severe effects of war [i.e the Napoleonic Wars] on the trade of that country. 'For it is altogether unavoidable for this Island to escape hunger if it is only to hold out one single winter without being supplied with provisions.'
Written in another hand and signed by Stephensen.


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Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Special Collections Reading Room.