Lot 233: Ernest Solvay

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:47

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Lot 233: Belgian chemist, industrialist, and philanthropist (1838–1922) who created the famous 'Solvay conferences' where Einstein, Marie Curie, Bohr, Heisenberg, Born, Paule, Broglie and other physics luminaries would meet and exchange discoveries. ALS in French, signed "E. Solvay," one page, 5.25 x 8.25, Seiler's Hotel letterhead, July 6, 1908. Letter to an unidentified recipient who had recently published Solvay's findings, in full (translated): "Owing to several circumstances relative to my travels, your letter of June 19th has only just reached me. I thank you for it, and I am grateful for the insertion of my article in your review. In the conditions it was published, it will attract the attention at the right moment on the principles that I believe I was able to establish quite explicitly and that should allow to insert the conception of the living reaction within the framework of classic science." In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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