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The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768–1771 [Volume Two]

1. Solander to Ellis

page 308

1. Solander to Ellis

Endeavour, off the Bay of Funchal, Sept. 18, 1768.

My dear Sir,

We just now, at going out of Madeira, met with an opportunity of sending a letter, but must write in a hurry, as the ship we are to send it with is under sail. We have seen a great many fine Mollusca; got drawings and descriptions of them; but as no ship this year is expected to sail from Madeira to England, we resolved to send what we have by Lisbon.

Pray be so good as to send the inclosed to Mr. Lindegren, with my compliments, and beg him to forward it. You shall have a large packet by way of Lisbon.

Mr. Banks desires his compliments to you; mine to all friends, particularly Mr. and Mrs. Webb, Miss Wilson, * all at the Museum, &c. &c. &c.

I am, for ever, your most truly and sincere friend,

Dan. Solander

* I have scrawled three or four lines to them.