Lot 393: Physicist (1797–1878) who conducted experiments in the field of electromagnetism and served as the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institute. ALS, one page, 5 x 8, Smithsonian Institution letterhead, November 21, 1876. Letter to Gaston Tissandier, in part: "We shall send in our next box to Gustave Bossange…the electrotypes you desired from Major Powell. The charge for making the copies is $6. gold, which you will please pay to M. Bossange on receipt of the package." In fine condition, with a moisture spot to lower portion, and a few blots of ink to upper left. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in his own hand.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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