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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Banks, Sir Joseph
A zealous naturalist, particularly in botany; a collector, in lands far and wide, of specimens in natural history; left his collection and a valuable library and herbarium to the British Museum; president of the Royal Society for 41 years (1744-1820).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Banks, Sir Joseph'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/banks-sir-joseph.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.