|Title||Letter from Beaumont, Gloucester House, to Sir Joseph Banks|
|Date||14 April 1790|
|Description||Mr Beaumont, equerry to the Duke of Gloucester, recommends to Banks a "remarkable genius", a shoemaker named Joseph Smith, who has invented a machine with a single wheel by a new principle which seems to achieve perpetual motion; it has been in motion for two months and seems likely to continue indefinitely.|
A note by Banks on the letter states he has received a note from the Duke of Gloucester urging him to prevent any but the real inventor being rewarded.
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|NA8116||Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist||1744 - 1820|