Reference numberAP/4/10
TitleLetter from James Hutton to Sir Joseph Banks
Date29 November 1779
DescriptionLetter to Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society from James Hutton with attached documents relating to improvements in watchmaking by Mr Proudhomme of Geneva which his 'zeal for justice and my hatred of Imposition on the R. Society must be, if it can, my excuse';
A - Account of Mr Proudhomme's invention of an instrument of use to watchmaking as presented to the Committee of Arts in Geneva
B - Copy of above paper by Le Cerf with 'prejudicial alterations' which he claims as his own and transmitted to the Royal Society in London and printed. Report of Committee which tried both machines
C - Narrative of the affair by Mr Proudhomme
D - Further matters relating to this affair which have come to the author's notice
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
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