THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Series Two: The Papers of Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820
Part 3: Correspondence and Papers relating to
Voyages of Discovery, 1743-1853, from the British Library, London
This third part makes available a further 48 manuscript volumes documenting voyages of discovery, 1743-1820, and 4 volumes of Banks' correspondence and papers relating to the mint and coinage, c.1700-1823.
The volumes covered are British Library Additional Mss 8960-8962, 13880, 13976, 15508-15512, 15716, 17227, 17552, 17623, 17693, 18390, 21239, 22613, 30262, 30369, 33230, 33494, 35141, 3530035309, 37232, 38421-38425, 38681-38682, 39672, 40666, 42714, 45712, 46868, 47106-47109, 47768, 47769A and Egerton Ms 3009.
Once again, in addition to covering voyages that Banks participated in or sponsored, we have taken the opportunity of including log-books and records of other important voyages of this period. Those covered include
- Gallego's voyage to the South seas (1586)
- Cook's Newfoundland charts (1764-1767)
- Wallis' voyage to the South seas on HMS Dolphin (1766-1768)
- Cook's first circumnavigation with Banks in HMS Endeavour (1768-1771)
- Cook's second voyage with HMS Resolution and HMS Adventure (1772-1775)
- Banks' second major expedition on the Sir Lawrence to Fingal's cave, the Hebrides and Iceland (1772)
- Cook's third and final voyage with HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery (1776-1780)
- Woodcock's circumnavigation in the King George (1785-1788)
- the voyage of William Bligh on HMS Bounty (1787-1790)
- George Vancouver's survey voyage to the West Coast of America (1791-1794)
- Macartney's embassy to China (1792-1794)
- Colnett's South Sea voyage on the Rattler on a whaling protection voyage (1793-1794)
- Mungo Park's exploration of the Niger (1795-1805);
- the journal of the transport ship Minerva to New South Wales (1798-1800)
- the Arctic explorations of Phipps, Scoresby, Ross and Parry (1773-1820)
- Biscoe's voyage in the Tula to the South Seas (1830-1833)
There are also naval papers - with letters from Nelson and others - and a letter from Bligh to Banks concerning Trafalgar.