Lot 393: Joseph Henry

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:43:14

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 Estimate: $200-400
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