Lot 178: Scottish botanist and palaeobotanist (1773–1858) whose pioneering use of the microscope led to valuable contributions in his field. ALS, one page, 7.25 x 9, August 12, 1842. Letter to Thomas Mitchell, in part: "On determining to visit Scotland in the course of the present summer I determined also if possible to recover your letter which I fortunately succeeded in doing. Be assured it will give me very great pleasure to find so very early friends as your sister & yourself & I hope in good health & on my arrival in Edinburgh…I shall lose no time in calling trusting to find you still in town." Intersecting folds, brushing to the date and signature, and some stray ink marks, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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