Reference numberMM/8/35
TitleDraft of a letter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square, to John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent
Date24 April 1802
DescriptionInforming him that the Longitude Act imposes a penalty of £20 upon any who should print or publish the 'Nautical Almanac'. It appears to Banks that Daniel Steel has infringed the monopoly of the Board of Longitude and should be prosecuted.
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist1744 - 1820
NA764Jervis; John (1735 - 1823); Earl of St Vincent1735 - 1823
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