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824680
  • Title
    Writing desk believed to have formerly been the property of Sir Joseph Banks, ca 1768-1771
  • Call number
    SAFE/R 222
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1768-1771
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    824680
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 travelling desk - cedar box with a lift out compartment, and brass fittings and handles on each end
  • Collection history
    Presented by Banks to William Bosbury, who was in his employ as a gardener thence to his son John Bosbury thence to his son John William Bosbury thence acquired by Sir Saul Samuel, Agent General of New South Wales in 1888, as recorded in a letter to Sir Saul Samuel from John William Bosbury on 24 September 1888.
  • Collection history
    Presented by Banks to William Bosbury, who was in his employ as a gardener thence to his son John Bosbury thence to his son John William Bosbury thence acquired by Sir Saul Samuel, Agent General of New South Wales in 1888, as recorded in a letter to Sir Saul Samuel from John William Bosbury on 24 September 1888.
  • Source
    Transferred from the Australian Museum, October 1955. Australian Museum No. H 585
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Published Information
    For further details on provenance see PXn 824
  • General note

    John William Bosbury records that when giving this writing desk to his grandfather William Bosbury, Sir Joseph Banks advised him to think a great deal of it as it had been round the world and had been used by him during his voyage with Captain Cook on the Endeavour, 1768-1771.

    Reference :
    Letter from John William Bosbury to Sir Saul Samuel, Agent General of New South Wales, 24 September 1888. ML File no. ML 408/55

    Copy Print : R 222 available on open access in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1020891
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