Lot 450: Aberdeen, Earl Of



2015-09-16 14:07:20

Lot 450: Aberdeen Earl Of: (1784-1860) British Prime Minister 1852-55. A.L.S., Aberdeen, One Page, 8Vo, Argyll House, 12Th March 1856, To Cantwell. Aberdeen States That He Has Been Summoned To Attend A Meeting At The British Museum The Following Day 'To Take Into Consideration The Case Of Professor Owen', Although Adding That He Is Not A Member Of The Natural History Committee 'By Whom It Ought Properly To Be Decided'. Aberdeen Concludes By Stating That If He Can Leave The House He Will Attend The Meeting And Give His Best Assistance. With Blank Integral Leaf. About Ex Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) English Biologist And Palaeontologist Who Coined The Name Dinosaur. A Controversial Figure, Not Least For His Feuding With Charles Darwin, Owen Was Appointed Superintendent Of The Natural History Department Of The British Museum In 1856, The Same Year As The Present Letter.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-120
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