Reference numberMM/1/35
TitleCopy of a Resolution from Nine Fellows of the Royal Society, deprecating Presidential influence in the election of Fellows
DescriptionThe resolution came in the wake of Dr Charles Hutton's resignation as Foreign Secretary and resulting criticism of Sir Joseph Banks's Presidency.

Nine signatories of the resolution: Samuel Horsley, Nevil Maskelyne, William James, Henry Maty, Charles Hutton, JH de Magellan, Francis Maseres, Thomas Brand Hollis and RP Jodrell
Extent1 side
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
NA6230Hutton; Charles (1737 - 1823)1737 - 1823
NA6920Horsley; Samuel (1733 - 1806); Mathematician1733 - 1806
NA5553Maskelyne; Nevil (1732 - 1811)1732 - 1811
NA7168James; William (- 1786) - 1786
NA403Maty; Paul Henry (1745 - 1787)1745 - 1787
NA8072Magellan; John Hyacinth de (1722 - 1790)1722 - 1790
NA7181Maseres; Francis (1731 - 1824)1731 - 1824
NA2746Hollis; Thomas Brand (- 1804) - 1804
NA2439Jodrell; Richard Paul (1745 - 1831)1745 - 1831
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