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  • Title
    Series 91: Correspondence and memoranda concerning Banks' term as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, 1793-1797
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  • Physical Description
    28 items of textual material
  • Scope and Content
    Sir Joseph Banks accepted appointment to the office of High Sheriffof Lincolnshire in 1794. His first task was the implementationof a plan to provide for the security of the coastal region ofLincolnshire against possible invasion by the French. The schemewas to augment the militia through volunteers to be paid for bysubscription. Rioting commenced throughout Lincolnshire on 25October 1795 as a reaction against the volunteers scheme. Fora week and a half Banks was actively involved in quelling theriots and restoring order.
  • General note

    The documents in this series, previously located at ML A80-5,were donated to the Library by Evelyn Leigh-Atkinson in October1930.
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