Lot 706: Stephenson George



2015-07-10 15:43:16

Lot 706: Stephenson George: (1781-1848) English Engineer Who Built The First Public Inter-City Railway Line In The World To Use Steam Locomotives, 1830. Known As The Father Of Railways. L.S., Geo: Stephenson, Two Pages, 4To, London, 30Th July 1835, To Henry (?) Vickers. Stephenson Informs His Correspondent 'That Every Day Appears To Confirm The Expectation Of The Great Line From Leeds To The London & Bhm. Railway Being Carried Forward Immediately', Further Referring To The Sheffield Branch Which 'Must Either Be Embodied In The General Scheme Or Brought Forward Simultaneously So That The Capital And Influence Of Each May Assist The Other'. In Concluding Stephenson Tells His Correspondent That He Must Keep His Subscribers Together, And Get Others In Addition, 'To Give Efficient Support To The General Line'. Some Extensive Dust Staining To A Large Portion Of The First Page, Making Some Of The Text A Little Challenging To Read, And With Some Age Wear And Minor Tears At The Folds, About G International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £300 - 400
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