From the South Seas to Soho Square: Joseph Banks's Library, collection and kingdom of natural history

@article{Rose2019FromTS,
  title={From the South Seas to Soho Square: Joseph Banks's Library, collection and kingdom of natural history},
  author={Edwin D. Rose},
  journal={Notes and Records},
  year={2019}
}
  • E. Rose
  • Published 20 December 2019
  • History
  • Notes and Records
The library and herbarium of Joseph Banks was one of the most prominent natural history collections of late eighteenth-century Britain. The examination of the working practices used in Banks's library, which was based at 32 Soho Square from 1777, reveals the activities of the numerous individuals who worked for Banks and on his collections from the early 1770s until 1820. Banks's librarians and their assistants used a range of paper technologies to classify and catalogue the vast numbers of new… 
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