Lot 163: Spectacular archive of approximately seven hundred letters and reply postcards sent to Austrian physicist Stefan Meyer in response to an invitation to contribute to a commemorative publication honoring his mentor Ludwig Boltzmann. The collection consists of approximately two hundred of these reply postcards signed by various scientists and a large corpus of correspondence with content concerning submitted articles and other material related to the publication, all circa 1903. Includes autographs of the following physicists and mathematicians: Max Planck, Arnold Sommerfeld (2), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (2), Gottlob Frege (3), Karl Exner, Jacobus Hendricus van't Hoff, Max von Laue, Hendrik Lorentz, Pieter Zeeman, Otto Lehmann, Wilhelm Wien, Johannes Stark, Walther Nernst (3), Hantaro Nagaoka, Gustav Mie, Wilder D. Bancroft, Ivan Borgman, Paul Drude, Vilhelm Bjerknes, Carl Neumann, Pierre Duhem, Pyotr Lebedev, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Karl Fischer, Cargill Gilston Knott, Horace Lamb, Johannes van Laar, Ernest Merritt, Egon Schweidler, Carl David Tolme Runge, Ludwig Stickelberger, Augusto Righi, Arthur Moritz Schoenflies, and Rudolf Wegscheider. In overall fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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