Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798

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Natural historian, scientist, traveller and Fellow of the Royal Society in London, Pennant was acquainted with all the notable scientists of his time and was a close friend of Sir Joseph Banks. Pennant was a prolific writer and his publications include The British zoology (1766), A tour of Scotland, 1769 (1771), Arctic zoology (1784). Pennant incorporated information about Australian fauna in his books A history of quadrupeds (1781) and the fourth volume of Outlines of the globe (1798).

From the description of Animals observed or collected by Joseph Banks esqr. & Doctor Solander in the voyage round the world begun August 25th 1768 ended July 12th 1771 [manuscript]. [ca. 1771] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225818956

Thomas Pennant was a noted Welsh naturalist. Born in a distinguished Welsh family, his diverse interests led him to study natural history, and he was elected to the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences in 1757 and the Royal Society in 1767. Of his many publications, A Tour of Scotland in 1769 was perhaps most popular, and, along with similar Tour books he published, had helped preserve a record of antiquarian relics that have since been lost. He also published British Zoology and History of Quadrapeds.

From the description of Thomas Pennant letter to George Allan, 1777 March 21. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55998291

Pennant was born at Dowing, Whiteford, Flintshire in 1726. He wrote works on zoology and on travel in Great Britain, and planned to publish a series of Outlines of the globe. Of the latter, four volumes were published (1800).

From the description of Manuscript of Flora Indica by Thomas Pennant, 1790? (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 43840764

British naturalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Downing in Flintshire, to an unidentified recipient, [docketed 1756 Jan. 27]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872096

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Downing, to an unidentified recipient, 1756 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872098

Thomas Pennant, English naturalist, traveller, and writer.

From the guide to the Thomas Pennant manuscript material : 7 items, 1791-1794, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

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referencedIn Catalogue of the quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, and shells, which are natives of Great Britain, systematically arranged according to Mr. Pennant, with the common & Linnean names [manuscript] 1809 June 17. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Thomas Pennant manuscript material : 7 items, 1791-1794 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Torpedo marmorata Sur la Torpille..., ca. 1770s. (Manuscripts, [ca. 1770-1779], concerning the torpedo fish), Circa 1770-1779 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Manuscript of Flora Indica by Thomas Pennant, 1790? Harvard University, Botany Libraries
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798,. Receipt from Thomas Pennant to Mr. Cadell, bookseller, The Strand, London [manuscript], 1776 September 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Correspondence of Richard Gough, 1756-1806 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn Polwhele, Richard, 1760-1838. Memorandum book, [ca. 1788-1808]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Edwards, George, 1694-1773. Autograph letter signed : College of Physicians, London, to [Thomas Pennant], 1761 Dec. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sargeant, William. William Sargeant manuscript, Collectanea: Voyages and Travels, vol. 54, Undated [c. 1800-1810?]. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pallas, Peter Simon, 1741-1811. Collection of accounts of Russian voyages in the Bering Sea area : St. Petersburg, 6 November 1779, 8 March 1781. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Autograph letter signed : London, to John Foulks, 1765 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815. Letters, 1790-1794, to Thomas Pennant. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Pallas, Peter Simon, 1741-1811. Collection of seventeen manuscript letters and memoranda addressed to Thomas Pennant : January 18, 1766 to October 5, 1781. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Album [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain) miscellaneous correspondence and documents, [ca. 1642-1818], Circa 1642-1818 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Of my literary life : manuscript, [1790] Texas Christian University
referencedIn Jardine, William, Sir, 1800-1874. Introductory observations : manuscript, [1854] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Forster, Georg, 1754-1794. Letter [manuscript] : Cassel, to Thomas Pennant. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798. Johann Reinhold Forster letters, 1768-1786; bulk: 1768-1769. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Autograph letter signed : Downing in Flintshire, to an unidentified recipient, [docketed 1756 Jan. 27]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn White family papers, 1699-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pallas, Peter Simon, 1741-1811. Collection of accounts of Russian voyages in the Bering Sea area : St. Petersburg, 6 November 1779, 8 March 1781. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Some account of London, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain). Miscellaneous correspondence and documents, [ca. 1642-1818]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf White, Gilbert, 1720-1793. Letters : to Thomas Pennant, 1770, 1775. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Thomas Pennant letter to George Allan, 1777 March 21. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Autograph letter signed : Downing, to an unidentified recipient, 1756 Jan. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Animals observed or collected by Joseph Banks esqr. & Doctor Solander in the voyage round the world begun August 25th 1768 ended July 12th 1771 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Of my literary life : manuscript, [1790]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Egerton, John, 1721-1787. Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified correspondent, 1775 Jan. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Sargeant manuscript, Collectanea: Voyages and Travels, vol. 54, Sargeant, William, Undated [c. 1800-1810?] William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798. Drawings of animals after illustrations in Brisson's Le Regne Animal [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Manuscripts, [ca. 1770-1779], concerning the torpedo fish. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Latham, John, 1740-1837. Letter [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Allan, George, 1736-1800, person
associatedWith Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815. person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836. person
associatedWith Edwards, George, 1694-1773. person
associatedWith Egerton, John, 1721-1787. person
associatedWith Evelyn, John, 1620-1706. person
associatedWith Fletcher, H. George, person
associatedWith Forster, Georg, 1754-1794. person
associatedWith Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798. person
associatedWith Foulks, John, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Jardine, William, Sir, 1800-1874. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
correspondedWith Latham, John, 1740-1837. person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., collector. person
associatedWith Pallas, Peter Simon, 1741-1811. person
correspondedWith Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821 person
associatedWith Polwhele, Richard, 1760-1838. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Royal Society (Great Britain). corporateBody
associatedWith Sargeant, William person
associatedWith Sargeant, William person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center corporateBody
associatedWith White family. family
associatedWith White, Gilbert, 1720-1793. person
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Great Britain
Indonesia--Java
Australasia
Australia
India
Great Britain
Subject
Travelers--Great Britain--18th century--Correspondence
Zoology
Botany
Naturalists--Great Britain--18th century--Correspondence
Manuscripts--English
Authors, English--18th century--Correspondence
Naturalists--Archives
Zoologists--Archives
Naturalists--Correspondence
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Naturalist
Zoologists
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Birth 1726-06-14

Death 1798-12-16

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