Document ReferencePl C 52/8
TitleLetter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 1 July 1801
Date1 July 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends the duke a parcel of seeds; explains that one packet is from Sydney, which is meant to remedy the mistake his servant had previously made; adds that the duke now has the counterpart of the parcel sent to Kew; the other packet contains seeds from the Cape [?] which the king commanded him [Banks] to distribute to those who are fond of gardening; fears however that some of the seeds will not grow as they were more than a year old before they were brought to Kew; some, he thinks, should succeed as they were collected by a skilled botanist sent to the Cape by the emperor.
Termhorticulture, seeds

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA32227Banks; Joseph (1743-1820); Baronet; botanist1743-1820
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
PL38551/Cape of Good Hope
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