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Reference numberMM/7/128
LevelItem
TitleCopy of a letter from Joseph Banks, Soho Square, to William Windham MP
Date20 April 1793
DescriptionOn the issue between the Board of Longitude and the House of Commons, which is whether the latter will grant a reward to inferior merit and thereby supersede the jurisdiction solemnly given by them to the Board. Banks believe that if Parliament grants the award to Mudge he will consider the Board humiliated and will ever after look upon its decisions as liable to be reversed by an incompetent tribunal.

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.
Extent1 side
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
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