Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,365 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Joseph Banks

From Graces Guide

Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, FRS (13 February 1743 – 19 June 1820) was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences.

He took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768–1771).

The first meeting for the founding of the Royal Institution, of which there is any record, was held in 1799, at the house of Sir Joseph Banks.[1]

Some correspondence with James Watt

c.1807 Featured in the painting of 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8', reproduced as an engraving by George Zobel, and William Walker[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1869/01/08
  2. National Portrait Gallery [1]