Reference numberMM/22/10
TitleLetter from John J Bennett, British Museum
Date16 November 1839
DescriptionLetter describing the resignation of Dr Charles Hutton as Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society and the resulting furore. Bennett describes the period (1783-1784) as "years of the great rebellion in the Royal Society".

The letter is a result of a request by Bennett's correspondent (whose name is obscured). Bennett attempts to investigate Hutton's resignation through the books of the Royal Society but finds it difficult to do so.
Extent4 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee MM/1 for more correspondence on Hutton's resignation.
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7056Bennett; John Joseph (1801 - 1876)1801 - 1876
NA6230Hutton; Charles (1737 - 1823)1737 - 1823
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