Lot 287: Rare TLS signed "Edwin P. Hubble," one page, 6 x 8, Athenaeum letterhead, January 19, 1933. Letter to James H. Wayland, in full: "As a candidate for the doctor's degree you are eligible for regular membership in the Athenaeum and it gives me pleasure to send you the enclosed card to replace the continuing guest card which you now hold." In fine condition. Hubble served on the governing board of The Athenaeum, Caltech's faculty club, handling membership issues and helping to organize lectures by professors and intellectuals from around the world—in 1931, Albert Einstein had addressed the group upon arriving for his visiting professorship at the institute.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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