(31.) Alexander Anderson to James Anderson, from Mansurkotta near Ganjam, 31 August 1787, reproduced in James Anderson, An Eleventh Letter to Sir Joseph Banks
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.
Sir Joseph Banks
, president of the Royal Society, obtained a sample of the stone and noted that it resembled the one he had received from the Siena fall.
In the first decade of the nineteenth century, chemistry recovered its status as "the study of a gentleman." 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.
Kryza traces the race's course back to earlier travelers, such as Mungo Park, and the activities of the African Association, founded by Sir Joseph Banks
in 1788, to expand "profitable commerce," support "abolition of the slave trade," and promote the "desire for knowledge" (13).
Knight was a friend of Sir Joseph Banks
and Sir Humphrey Davy and when he was persuaded to become one of the founders of the RHS in 1804 he wanted the breeding, cultivation and forcing of fruit to be its chief emphasis.
But the African Association's dozen founding members included several members of parliament, a former secretary of state, a future viceroy of India and Sir Joseph Banks
, president of the Royal Society and the British government's adviser on all things scientific.
He was then attending a reception at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, which houses two new attractions - a portrait of Omai, Sir Joseph Banks
and Dr Solander, and a mounted exhibition of artefacts from Cook's first voyage.
Sir Joseph Banks
at Kew commissioned Menzies as a naturalist on a naval expedition sent to collect furs from North America.