Lot 172: Physicist (1901–1954) who became the first to split the atom and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his developments in harnessing nuclear power. TLS in Italian, boldly signed "E. Fermi," one page, 5.5 x 4.25, Reale Accademia d'Italia letterhead, Rome, June 27, 1934. Letter to a colleague, in full (translated): "I am very grateful for your flattering words about me, and your good wishes. I reciprocate them with my thanks, and best regards." In fine condition, with light scattered foxing and toning.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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