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Reference numberCB/1/6/201
Alternative reference numberBLA.W.17
LevelItem
TitleLetter from James Watt to Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square, London
Date1 March 1815
DescriptionAnswers query about his commentary on Dr Robinson's memoir upon the Steam Engine in the Encyclopedia Brittannica for the use of Dr Brewster. Discusses his experiments for the steam engine in 1765, 1772 and 1793. Gives recommendations for Mr Biot to read. Writes of his illness and that of his grandson who is suffering from a fatal comsumption, asks for medical recommendation on which climate would suit him best.
Extent1 sheet
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8295Watt; James (1736 - 1819)1736 - 1819
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
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