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Home / Banks to Marshall, May 6, 1789, USDA History Collection

Banks to Marshall, May 6, 1789, USDA History Collection

Sir Joseph Banks to Humphry Marshall, May 6, 1789. Banks reports that the last box of plants was received safely and notes "I have no doubt that as the spring advances we shall find in it several Plants which will enrich our Botanical Knowledge." He also transmits a request from Mr. [William] Aiton, the gardener at the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, for another box of similar plants, and includes a list of plants particularly wanted. Pages 562-563 of Darlington's Memorials provide the transcription.

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May 6, 1789, p.1


Letter page 1 | Letter page 2 | Letter page 3 | Darlington page 562 | Darlington page 563

May 6, 1789, p.2


Letter page 1 | Letter page 2 | Letter page 3 | Darlington page 562 | Darlington page 563

May 6, 1789


Letter page 1 | Letter page 2 | Letter page 3 | Darlington page 562 | Darlington page 563

Memorials page 562


Letter page 1 | Letter page 2 | Letter page 3 | Darlington page 562 | Darlington page 563

Memorials page 563

Series X, Manuscripts, Box 10/4, file "Humphry Marshall Papers" USDA History Collection, Special Collections, National Agricultural Library.

Darlington's Memorials is part of the National Agricultural Library's Rare Book Collection within Special Collections. Call number: 120 B28M 1849.

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