The Letters of Sir Joseph Banks

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The Letters of Sir Joseph Banks

The Letters of Sir Joseph Banks

A Selection, 1768-1820

  • Author: Joseph Banks,Neil Chambers
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9781860942044
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 420
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Sir Joseph Banks was a great Georgian figure. He circumnavigated the world with Captain James Cook on the H.M.S. Endeavor (1768-1771). He took with him a team of naturalists, illustrators and assistants at a personal cost of pounds 10,000. They made unprecedented collections of flora and fauna in most of the places the H.M.S. Endeavor visited. Banks also led the first British scientific expedition to Iceland, in 1772. Later, he settled in London and assembled an enormous herbarium-cum-library. This was remarkable for its size and for the unique material gathered from the Pacific. Banks was elected President of the Royal Society in 1778, a position he held for 41 years -- the longest anyone has served in that capacity. He was also the Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, which flourished under his control and became greater than any other. He was also an influential privy councilor and advisor to George III and the government. Banks was therefore at the scientific and social centre ofGeorgian life for more than five decades of rapid change. Once established in this position, he developed an enormous, global network of correspondence, using letters to shape events, to further knowledge, and to build an empire. There was almost no aspect too insignificant for his attention: and on matters of importance, his opinion was frequently sought. He has been called the "Fathers of Australia" for his role in establishing and then actively supporting colonies on the continent he visited with Cook. On matters of trade or agriculture, botany or horticulture, exploration or navigation, coinage, drainage and science, his views could hardly be avoided. Yet, he was a warm, authoritativewriter, with a "roiling" prose style. His letters make interesting reading for their variety as well as their insight into both his public and private life. This selection is from the over 5,000 letters which he wrote, and will in

Sir Joseph Banks

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Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks

His Relations with Australia

  • Author: George Mackaness
  • Publisher: Sydney : Angus & Robertson
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 146
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Biography of Sir Joseph Banks, botanist and collector, based largely on his surviving correspondence ; Endeavour voyage with Captain Cook and first encounters with Australian Aboriginal people ; correspondence with Governors Phillip, Hunter, King & Bligh etc.

Joseph Banks

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Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks

A Life

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226616285
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 328
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One of our greatest writers about the sea has written an engrossing story of one of history's most legendary maritime explorers. Patrick O'Brian's biography of naturalist, explorer and co-founder of Australia, Joseph Banks, is narrative history at its finest. Published to rave reviews, it reveals Banks to be a man of enduring importance, and establishes itself as a classic of exploration. "It is in his description of that arduous three-year voyage [on the ship Endeavor] that Mr. O'Brian is at his most brilliant. . . . He makes us understand what life within this wooden world was like, with its 94 male souls, two dogs, a cat and a goat."—Linda Colley, New York Times "An absorbing, finely written overview, meant for the general reader, of a major figure in the history of natural science."—Frank Stewart, Los Angeles Times "[This book is] the definitive biography of an extraordinary subject."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe "His skill at narrative and his extensive knowledge of the maritime history . . . give him a definite leg up in telling this . . . story."—Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle

Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B., P.R.S.

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Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B., P.R.S.

Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B., P.R.S.

During Captain Cook's First Voyage in HMS Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra Del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies, Etc.

  • Author: Joseph Banks,Joseph Dalton Hooker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108029167
  • Category: History
  • Page: 532
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Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was a British botanist and one of the most influential scientific patrons of the eighteenth century. After inheriting a fortune on the death of his father in 1761, Banks devoted his life to studying natural history. His fame following his participation in Captain Cook's epic voyage on the Endeavour between 1768 and 1771 led to his election as President of the Royal Society in 1778, a post which he then held until his death. This volume, first published in 1896, contains Banks' account of the voyage of the Endeavour across the Pacific Ocean. Edited by the great botanist Sir Joseph Hooker, it describes in fascinating detail the peoples, cultures and wildlife Banks encountered in Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Banks' aptitude as a natural historian and the crucial role he played in cataloguing and illustrating exotic wildlife during the expedition are emphasised in the work.

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During Captain Cook's First Voyage in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra Del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies, Etc

  • Author: Sir Joseph Banks
  • Publisher: Franklin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780343533809
  • Category:
  • Page: 540
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Joseph Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1766

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Joseph Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1766

Joseph Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1766

His Diary, Manuscripts, and Collections

  • Author: Joseph Banks
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520017801
  • Category: Natural history
  • Page: 512
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Diary of voyage on board Niger, 1766, scientific manuscripts, and detailed account of his biological collections.

Sir Joseph Banks and the Royal Society

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Sir Joseph Banks and the Royal Society

Sir Joseph Banks and the Royal Society

A Popular Biography, with an Historical Introduction and Sequel

  • Author: Joseph Banks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Botanists
  • Page: 124
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Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment

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Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment

Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment

Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture

  • Author: John Gascoigne
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521542111
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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A biography of scientific thinker Joseph Banks, placing his work in the context of eighteenth-century Britain.

Science in the Service of Empire

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Science in the Service of Empire

Science in the Service of Empire

Joseph Banks, the British State and the Uses of Science in the Age of Revolution

  • Author: John Gascoigne,Neil Tranter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521550697
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 247
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Joseph Banks is one of the most significant figures of the English Enlightenment. This book places his work in promoting 'imperial science', in the context of the consolidation of the British State during a time of extraordinary upheaval. The American, French and Industrial Revolutions unleashed intense and dramatic change, placing growing pressure on the British state and increasing its need for expert advice on scientific matters. This was largely provided by Banks, who used his personal networks and systems of patronage to integrate scientific concerns with the complex machinery of government. In this book, originally published in 1998, Gascoigne skilfully draws out the rich detail of Banks' life within the broader political framework, and shows how imperial concerns prompted interest in the possible uses of science for economic and strategic gain. This is an important examination of the British State during a time of change and upheaval.

The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820: Letters 1768-1782

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The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820: Letters 1768-1782

The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820: Letters 1768-1782

  • Author: Joseph Banks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 403
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and Pacific correspondence has not previously been published in a fully edited thematic series. This transcribed edition of over 2000 letters uses material from archives around the world. Together with The Scientific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks 1765-1820, this edition establishes Pickering & Chatto as the field leader in the publication of Joseph Banks's edited papers and ensures that editorial standards are applied consistently across his published papers. It will be important for scholars researching the History of Science, Empire Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Travel Literature." --Book Jacket.