|Title||Letter from Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, London, to Sir Joseph Banks|
|Date||12 July 1796|
|Description||On a gift by Thompson of £1000, the interest from which is to be "applied and given once every second year as a Premium to the Author of the most Important Discovery...made and published... on the Heat, or on Light...".|
This prize was established as the Rumford Medal.
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8287||Thompson; Benjamin (1753 - 1814); Count Rumford; physicist||1753 - 1814|
|NA8116||Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist||1744 - 1820|