SLNSW-Series 03: Joseph Banks - Endeavour journal, 25 A...-Yold64E9
Series 03: Joseph Banks - Endeavour journal, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
Full title: Series 03: Joseph Banks - Endeavour journal, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
Author/creator: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820.
Date: 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771.
Record Identifier: Yold64E9
Contents: Textual Records (2 bound volumes) - manuscript
Bequest of David Scott Mitchell, 1907.
The provenance of Banks' journal of the Endeavour voyage is contentious. H.B. Carter describes it as having been sold at auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge on 17 June 1880. It was presumably offered for sale by Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, Lord Brabourne. It was purchased at the time by Quaritch of London who subsequently sold it to the Australian collector Alfred Lee. In 1906 the journal was bought from Lee by David Scott Mitchell who bequeathed it to the Library in 1907.
J.C. Beaglehole in the introduction to his transcription of the journal records it being in the possession of Sir J. Henniker Heaton, M.P., during the 1890s, presumably privately acquired from Lord Brabourne. From Henniker Heaton it passed in 1894 to Alfred Lee and thence to David Scott Mitchell.
This item has been preserved as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002.
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