Lot 301: Enrico Fermi

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-02-24 15:25:13

Lot 301: ALS signed "E. Fermi," one page, 5 x 3, December [1953]. Letter to Harvard Physics Professor Philippe Le Corbeiller. In full: "Thank you very much for allowing me to use your office during my visit to Harvard. I enjoyed particularly reading some of the interesting books that you have collected." Affixed inside a 1947 hardcover edition of Atomic Physics by Max Born, which is heavily annotated throughout by Le Corbeiller. In fine condition. Accompanied by a custom-made leatherbound clamshell case. Fermi was named Harvard's first Morris Loeb 'Short Term' Lecturer for the fall semester of 1953 and evidently shared Le Corbeiller's office during this period. An excellent association piece from the 1938 Nobel Prize–winning physicist. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471 Wednesday, 9th March 2016 Estimate: $1500-2000
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