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Letters written by Jn. Reinhold Forster and George Forster to Thomas Pennant, 23 June 1772, 19 Novem...

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Letters written by Jn. Reinhold Forster and George Forster to Thomas Pennant, 23 June 1772, 19 November 1772, 5 March 1787, with transcriptions, ca. 1947?

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MLMSS 7905

Record identifier

9AL474aY

Letters written by Jn. Reinhold Forster and George Forster to Thomas Pennant, 23 June 1772, 19 November 1772, 5 March 1787, with transcriptions, ca. 1947?

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Letters written by Jn. Reinhold Forster and George Forster to Thomas Pennant, 23 June 1772, 19 November 1772, 5 March 1787, with transcriptions, ca. 1947?

Full title

Letters written by Jn. Reinhold Forster and George Forster to Thomas Pennant, 23 June 1772, 19 November 1772, 5 March 1787, with transcriptions, ca. 1947?

Date

23 June 1772, 19 November 1772, 5 March 1787, with transcriptions ca. 1947?

Call Numbers

MLMSS 7905

Record Identifier

9AL474aY
Physical Description

Contents

0.01 metres of textual material

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Fonds

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Issue Copy

Microfilm : CY 4588

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

This collection comprises three letters with transcriptions concerning Johann Reinhold Forster and Georg Forster's association with Sir Joseph Banks, the appointment of Johann Reinhold Foster as naturalist aboard the Resolution in 1772 with Captain Cook, and of Georg Forster as illustrator.

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Full title

Letters written by Jn. Reinhold Forster and George Forster to Thomas Pennant, 23 June 1772, 19 November 1772, 5 March 1787, with transcriptions, ca. 1947?

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

Transferred from the Manuscripts Collection MLDOC 489, August 2009, formerly from Uncat. file

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Orion Booksellers, June 1947

Administrative / Biographical history

Johann Reinhold Forster, author and naturalist, was born on 22 October 1729 at Dirschau (Tschew), Polish Prussia. His writings on natural history made him known in scientific circles, where he won the acquaintanceship of Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander and was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society in 1772. When Banks refused to sail on James Cook's second expedition, he was appointed the position of scientist and took along his son Georg Forster as his assistant. Because of J. R. Forster's quarrel with the Admiralty, A Voyage Round the World in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution … (1777) had to be written by Georg Foster.

Reference:
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/ (accessed August 19, 2009)...

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Call Numbers

MLMSS 7905

Record Identifier

9AL474aY

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872584

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