Reference numberMS/426/537
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p124
TitleCopy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Edwin Canton
Date28 April 1855
DescriptionHas the pleasure to inform the liberal thanks of the President and Council for the autographed letters of [Benjamin] Franklin, [Joseph] Priestley and [Joseph] Banks. This includes the communication from [Joseph] Banks to Mr John Canton regarding 'elastic substance', which was read out to the Council.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA5672Canton; John (1718 - 1772); natural philosopher1718 - 1772
NA5717Banks; Joseph (1695 - 1741)1695 - 1741
NA7974Franklin; Benjamin (1706 - 1790)1706 - 1790
NA8274Priestley; Joseph (1733 - 1804)1733 - 1804
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