Document ReferencePl C 52/148
TitleLetter from [B. Thompson] Count Rumford, Royal Institution, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, Piccadilly, London; 22 June 1801
Date22 June 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains the aims of the Royal Institution, including to raise a 'general spirit of scientific observation', to encourage useful industry and to excite mechanical improvements; explains that the Institution has already been honoured with the support and patronage of respectable men but believes that they need as many respectable men to support them as possible; mentions the publications where a full account of the Institution is given; notes that the Institution has been well received in foreign countries and has been given the support of the King; writes that if the duke wishes to become a proprietor or subscriber to the institution, he should sign the enclosed paper [Pl C 52/149]; adds that the duke can also recommend gentleman to be considered as subscribers to the Royal Institution.
Termclubs and societies, Royal Institution

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41482Royal Institution
NA41483Thompson; Benjamin (1753-1814); Count Rumford; American scientist; a founder of the Royal Institution1753-1814
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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