Letters, 1800 May 29-30, London, to Sir Joseph Banks, London.


Letters, 1800 May 29-30, London, to Sir Joseph Banks, London.

Discusses Thomas Garnett's errors in attributing Volta's discoveries to the French; includes draft of Rumford's statement for Garnett to read before the Royal Institution.

2 letters. 23 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7972268

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