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Series 43: Letters received by Banks from various persons, concerning the governorship of William Bligh, 1808-1809.

Number of documents

7

Provenance note

Documents 1 and 6 in this series were previously located at ML A78-5. Document 7 was previously located at ML A78-3. They were purchased in 1884 from Lord Brabourne by Sir Saul Samuel, the Agent-General for New South Wales. They were transferred to the Mitchell Library in 1910 and were part of the accession which became known as the Brabourne collection.

Documents 2, 3 and 5 were previously located at ML A83. They were part of an accession of Banks papers purchased for the Mitchell Library from Sotheby's, London, in May 1929.

Document 4, previously located at DL MS Q158, was part of the personal library of Sir William Dixson which was bequeathed to the State Library of New South Wales in 1952. Dixson's bequest was formally handed over when the Dixson Library was opened in 1959.

Background note

Subjects: Bligh, William, 1754-1817
  Governors - New South Wales
  New South Wales - Governors
  Rum Rebellion, 1808