Reference numberMM/7
TitleMiscellaneous Manuscripts Volume 7
DescriptionNos 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.
Extent164 items
FormatManuscript and typescript documents
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyNos 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 materialSee 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
NA6474Bonney; Thomas George (1833 - 1923)1833 - 1923
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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