Sir Joseph Banks: Journals

Scope and Content

Two journals in a volume of 94 folios: 1. 'Journal of an Excursion to Eastbury and Bristol etc. in May and June 1767'. 2. 'Journal of an Excursion to Wales etc. Began August the 13th 1767 Ended January the 29th 1768'.

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Acquisition Information

The volume was sold at Sotheby's in 1886. It was bought from the original purchaser, John W. Ford of Enfield, in 1887 by S.G. Perceval (see the correspondence in MS.Add.6334, nos 39-45). Presented to the Library by Spencer George Perceval, 1921.

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Journal no. 1 was printed by S.G. Perceval in Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists' Society, NS 9 (1899), p.6 et seq.