|Title||Letter from William Lester, Eavestone, to the Secretary of the Royal Society |
|Date||1 February 1819|
|Description||Regarding Lester's recent invention of mirrored lamps, for which he received 'His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent'. Lester applies for a premium of £1,000 set aside by Count Rumford for discoveries of this kind. Lester claims inspiration for this discovery from having been active on the West India Docks. |
The letter includes a copy of a certifying letter by William Huntress, a cotton mill owner in Yorkshire, on the use of these lamps, dated 2 January 1819.
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8287||Thompson; Benjamin (1753 - 1814); Count Rumford; physicist||1753 - 1814|