Pages from a letter book belonging to Sir Joseph Banks

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

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

Conditions Governing Use

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