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Provenance Note [State Library NSW]

Sir Joseph Banks' manuscript journal of the voyage of HMS Endeavour was first sold at auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge on 17 June 1886. It was offered for sale by Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, Lord Brabourne, a collateral descendent of Banks. It was purchased at this time by Quaritch of London who later sold it to Australian collector Alfred Lee. In 1906 the journal was bought from Lee by David Scott Mitchell who bequeathed it to the Mitchell Library in 1907.

The journal was previously located at ML Safe 1/12-13.

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