|Title||Miscellaneous Manuscripts Volume 7|
|Description||Nos 1 to 6 Letters to Professor TG Bonney, 1882-1905. |
Nos 7 to 160 Letters and papers of the Board of Longitude, seemingly accumulated by Sir Joseph Banks, 1714-1796.
Most of the papers deal with correspondence concerning the Mudge family. Thomas Mudge petitioned Parliament after his Father's instrument to determine Longitude was awarded £500. Mudge believed it should have claimed the higher sums offered by the Board of Longitude. After much pamphleteering, Parliament found in Mudge's favour, awarding him another £2500.
|Format||Manuscript and typescript documents|
|Administrative history||Nos 1 to 6 Presented by Major Wetherall March 1960 at the suggestion of WW Watts, RS|
Nos 7 to 160 Presented by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 1938. (Continues in MM/8)
|Related material||See also: <i>The Banks Letters: A Calendar of the manuscript correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks preserved in the British Museum, British Museum (Natural History) and other collections in Great Britain</i>, ed. Warren Dawson, London, 1958; <i>Sir Joseph Banks</i>, Harold B Carter, London, 1988|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6474||Bonney; Thomas George (1833 - 1923)||1833 - 1923|
|NA8116||Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist||1744 - 1820|