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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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HAWKESWORTH, John, 1773, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and Successfully Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn up from the Journals which were Kept by the Several Commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks Esq, 3 vols.
8) See Sir Joseph Banks, 'Thoughts on the Manners of Otaheite', Banks to Count William Bentinck, 1773 reproduced in J.
Sir Joseph Banks and the Swedish botanist Dr Daniel Carl Solander were two of 18th century Britain's leading scientists.
Two items highlighted by the editor for their significance are Flinders' letter to Sir Joseph Banks of 6 September 1800 when the young mariner undertakes to complete the discovery of New Holland, and his achingly personal letter to George Bass of 15-21 February 1800, which was purchased by the Mitchell Library only last year.
Senior officer Bernard O'Farrell and officers Joseph Banks and Corinne Tyro will receive awards from the Butler Trust, a charity set up 17 years ago to encourage positive regimes in UK prisons.
It was an astounding and intriguing achievement, blending serious scientific enquiry -- among the passengers was the wealthy, aristocratic and distinguished scientist Joseph Banks -- with seafaring adventure, groundbreaking investigations of the natural world and beguiling and frequently erotic contact with the peoples of the South Seas.
The University of Lincoln seeks to obtain the services of an organisation to design and supply laboratory furniture to Joseph Banks Laboratory and Minster House.
A conservatory extension to the museum could include plants discovered and recorded by Joseph Banks during Cook's journeys.
Five years earlier, Major Daniel Houghton had been sent out by Sir Joseph Banks and the other committee members of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa, charged with finding the source, course and mouth of the Niger River and of locating the fabled city of Timbuktu.
Sir Joseph Banks at Kew commissioned Menzies as a naturalist on a naval expedition sent to collect furs from North America.
They have jointly acquired William Parry's group portrait of Sir Joseph Banks,Dr Daniel Solander and the Tahitian Omai following a fund-raisingcampaign.
BURRY Port Harbour - originally known as New Pembrey Harbour - was initially designed by marine engineer Sir Joseph Banks and established by Act of Parliament in 1825.