Letter From James Smithson to Sir Joseph Banks, from Hamburg, September 18, 1808, as a Prisoner of War

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Reprint of James Smithson's letter to Sir Joseph Banks while a prisoner of war during the ????war.


  • Banks, Joseph Sir 1743-1820
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829


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Banksiana Series


A copy is located in Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, The James Smithson Collection, Box ??, Folder ??.

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