Banks, Sir Joseph

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Banks, Sir Joseph

(1743–1820) naturalist who sailed with Captain James Cook to the Pacific and collected extensively, particularly plants. He financed his own expeditions and became unofficial director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Under his direction Kew became the most famous botanical garden in the world. His plant and entomological collections are in the British Museum and over 1400 of his books are in the British Library.
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Alexander Anderson to James Anderson, from Mansurkotta near Ganjam, 31 August 1787, reproduced in James Anderson, An Eleventh Letter to Sir Joseph Banks .
Sir Joseph Banks and the transfer of plants to and from the South Pacific 1786-1798.
1988) Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820 London, British Museum (Natural History), 1988 see p.
Sir Joseph Banks and the Swedish botanist Dr Daniel Carl Solander were two of 18th century Britain's leading scientists.
He pursues the suggestion, first made by Vincent Harlow in the 1950s, and more recently explored by David Mackay's In the Wake of Cook: Exploration, Science and Empire, 1780-1801 (1985) and Howard Carter's Sir Joseph Banks (1988), that Banks became useful to the Crown when it confronted three oceans of imperial problems in the aftermath of the American War of Independence.
On the other side BANKS is the name below the head of the gent you wouldn't look at twice, but I now he's Sir Joseph Banks.
And so, the hirsute CSIRO scientist with family ties to 18th century botanist Sir Joseph Banks, became somewhat of a cause celebre, particularly among the environmental movement in the US.
Davy lectured at the Royal Institution in London, to a group of aristocrats formed by Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society.
In England, Bournon was introduced to Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, by the Marquis de Chabert, one of his old friends in the French navy and a member of the Society.
He was an intimate friend of Rousseau's, and knew such diverse people as Voltaire, Benjamin Constant, the French painter Jacques-Louis David, Goethe, August-Wilhelm Schlegel, Reynolds, Fuseli, Wright of Derby, Sir Thomas Banks, Dr Johnson, Dr Taylor, Anna Seward, Erasmus Darwin, Sir Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth, Sir Joseph Banks, Nelson, Lady Hamilton, and Henry Crabb Robinson.
Together, the two women knew every botanist and plantsman of note in England, from Sir Joseph Banks to George Diowsius Ehret, the leading botanical illustrator.