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ADAMS, William Bridges (1797-1872). Inventor.
Autograph Letter Signed to E. Walford, discussing an article Adams wishes to write, 1 page 8vo, Hampstead, 6 April 1860.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2561]

ADAMS, William Bridges (1797-1872). Inventor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Samuel ?Leons, giving instructions about the proofs of an article, 1 page 8vo, Hampstead, 26 January 1860.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2562]

AIKIN, Arthur (1773-1854). Chemist and mineralogist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, sending books and proposing to call, 1 page 8vo (old repairs), Adelphi, 21 March no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2547]

AINSWORTH, William Francis (1807-1896). Geologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Haly, soliciting his attendance at a meeting, 1 page 8vo, Hammersmith, 16 November 1870.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2549]

AINSWORTH, William Francis (1807-1896). Geologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the publisher John Mortimer, thanking him for a contribution to Ainsworth's Magazine, 1 page 8vo, no place, 14 Jun 1844.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2550]

AITKEN, Sir William (1825-1892). Pathologist and medical writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dean Harley, regretting that he had missed his visit, 2 pages 8vo, Woolston, 13 Jun 1880.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2551]

ANDERSON, Elizabeth Garrett (1836-1917). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed on two sides of a card to Mrs Behrens, 4 Upper Berkeley Street, 22 February 1883. Inviting her to lunch or to tea after a concert ('my seat here is Row 2. no 14.').
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24946]

ANDERSON, Sir Hugh Kerr (1865-1928). Physiologist and administrator.
3 Autograph Letters Signed to Mr Creed, concerning Creed's thesis, passing on college news etc., 3 pages 8vo, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, 1912 & 1913.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2554]

ARNOTT, James Moncrieff (b. 1794). Surgeon and medical writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, concerning one of his books, 2 pages 8vo, Fitzroy Square, 'Tuesday' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2555]
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BABBAGE, Charles (1791-1871). Mathematician and computer pioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Horner, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, Dorset Street, 2 July '1840' (the year in another hand). Accepting an invitation in contradiction to his new-found principles.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 25931]

BABBAGE, Charles (1791-1871). Mathematician and computer pioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Secretary of the Statistical Society, 1 page 8vo, no place, 15 June 1835. Asking him to forward the Rules and printed papers to Mr Baker.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 26286]

BABINGTON, Churchill (1821-1889). Archaelogist.
Autograph Letter Signed re botanical books, 2 pages 8vo, 1847
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2963]

BALL, Sir Robert S. (1840-1913). Astronomer & mathematician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Frank N Eaton, 1 page 4to, Observatory, Dublin, 2 April 1891. Expressing a willingness to lecture to the Rock Ferry Literary Society and offering to send a detailed syllabus of any subject that might be of interest.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20239]

BEHR, Fritz Bernhard (1842-1927). Railway engineer.
Series of nine letters (7 Letters Signed and 2 Typewritten Letters Signed) to Sir Henry Truman Wood at the Society of Arts, 10 Pages 8vo, 5 Queen Anne's Gate, February to November 1901.
£375 / $468 / €438 [No: 25940]

BENNETT, Sir James Risdon (1809-1892). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, sending a receipt for a subscription & reminding his correspondent that the fee is 1 guinea & not £1, 1½ pages 8vo, 24 Finsbury Place, 3 Feb 1844.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3227]

BESSEMER, Sir Henry (1813-1898). Steelmaker. Inventor of the Bessemer process.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Secretary of the Turners Company, 2 pages 8vo, (slight remains of former mount), Denmark Hill, 'Tuesday Morning', no date [1880]. Delivering for safe-keeping a casket and scroll.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 21266]

BOSTOCK, John, the younger (1773-1846). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, agreeing with enthusiasm to witness his observations, & praising his former papers, 2 pages 8vo (trimmed), Upper Bedford Place, 8 Mar 1842.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3246]

BRAMAH, John Joseph (1798-1846). Ironmaster and Engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jones, 3 pages 8vo, Grosvenor Works, Pimlico, 8 November 1836. A strongly reproachful letter concerning the failure to deliver some wrought iron which has delayed an important commission involving the Cubitt engineering firm.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26498]

BRIGHT, Richard (1789-1858). Physician.
Small archive including an Autograph Letter Signed to his father, 3 pages 4to (stain at head of first page), 11 Savile Row, 9-10 January 1835. A group of manuscript and printed material relating to his work and family life, 13 items in all, 4to and 8vo (a few seal tears, creasing, light foxing and dust-staining), 1817-1842 where dated.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 25428]

BRODIE, Sir Benjamin Collins (1783-1862). Surgeon.
Signature and subscription cut from a letter, 1854.
£20 / $25 / €23 [No: 1549]

BROWN, Joseph (1784-1868). Physician & philanthropist.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to 'Dear Davey', one discussing mutual patients, the other issuing an invitation to breakfast, 1 p. 8vo & 1 p. 4to, both undated (w.m. 1825).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3268]

BUCHANAN, Sir George (1831-1895). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Henry] Mo[rley], discussing materials he had found for a history of St Giles ('an old ballad in the Roxburgh Collection, indecent to a degree' etc).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3312]

BUCKLAND, Francis Trevelyan (1826-1880). Naturalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to G[eorge] A[ugustus] Sala, sending his recent paper on Fisheries of Norfolk, for possible material for one of Sala's articles, 4 pages 8vo, 7 Dec 1875.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3322]
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CAMERON, Hector Charles (1878-1958). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Russell, making a date & talking of the beauties of Scotland ('to fully appreciate [Nature] our thoughts must be quiet & at rest'), 3 pages 8vo, 1902.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3538]

CAMPBELL, Sir Archibald, 1st Baron (1835-1908). Scientist.
Ticket of admission to the House of Lords, signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong), 27 May 1878.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3543]

CAMPBELL, Sir Archibald, 1st Baron (1835-1908). Scientist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, sending a cheque for services rendered, 1½ pages 8vo, Brooks's, 14 Feb [1867].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3544]

CARUS-WILSON, Charles Ashley (1860-1942). Electrical engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Knox, making arrangements for a lecture he is to give at Ryde, 2 pages 8vo, Middlesex, 4 Oct 1905.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3595]

CHAMBERS, William Frederick (1786-1855). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sopwith, making arrangements to meet when he is in Edinburgh for the elction of a professor, 1 p. 8vo, Innerleithen, 22 Sep 1874.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3642]

CLARK, Sir Andrew (1826-1893). Scottish physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Jarvis, 1 page 8vo, 16 Cavendish Square, 1 January 1884. Thanking her for her seasonal remembrance, which 'adds to my strength for work and to my satisfaction in doing it'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1477]

CLARKE, Sir Charles Mansfield (1782-1857). Accoucheur & medical writer.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to The Rev. W. Boycott ('You will see by the enclosed that I did not neglect your note'), 1 p. 4to with franked address on verso, 1833.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3753]

COLLINS, Sir William John (1859-1946). Surgeon & administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence card, to Wilson, declining to back his bill as there are some clauses he cannot support 'con amore', Regent's Park, 24 Feb 1907.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3855]

CONQUEST, John Tricker (1789-1866). Physician & accoucheur.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Mr Huntsman of Messrs Longman, discussing the distribution of books, 2 pages 16mo, no date.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 3067]

COOPER, Sir Alfred (1838-1908). Surgeon & medical writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, asking that his name be added to the list of stewards for the Irving dinner, 1 p. 8vo, Cavendish Square, 7 May 1883.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3899]

COOPER, Sir Astley Paston (1768-1841). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down, some glue-stains showing through), no place, no date. Explaining that he had been detained, but arranging to seeing his correspondent the following week. Together with an engraved portrait by Cochran after the painting by Lawrence.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 22056]

CORMACK, Sir John Rose (1815-1882). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fergusson, requesting a photograph & sending his own ('taken on that ever memorable day when the Queen had the honor of making me a knight'), 1872.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3507]

CRAWFURD, Sir Raymond Henry Payne (1865-1938). Physician and scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to a colleague, Spriggs, 1 page 8vo (slightly trimmed at the left hand side?), Royal College of Physicians, 11 July 1933. With carbon copies of Spriggs's letter to Crawfurd suggesting that the College issue an annual warning about influenza, and his reply to Spriggs's suggestion that it would be better to keep silence.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 21617]

CRITCHETT, Sir George Anderson (1845-1925). Ophthalmic surgeon.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to an unnamed lady, sending his signed photograph (included) & his best wishes, 7 pages 8vo, the photo postcard-sized, 1908.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 3972]

CROOKES, Sir William (1832-1919). Chemist & science journalist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs Maskelyne, 1 page 8vo, 7 Kensington Park Gardens, 1 September 1911. Explaining that Crookes and his wife had been laid low by the extreme heat and were only slowly recovering.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25192]

CROSSE, John Green (1790-1850). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed ('J.G. Crosse') to H.W.J. Davey, 2½ pages 8vo with address-leaf, (small tears on second leaf), no place, 22 September no year [probably 1835]. Asking if he can obtain a few copies of the 'North American Review' for him.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 1883]

CUVIER, Baron Georges (1769-1832). French naturalist.
Diploma of batchelor of letters, signed 'B.G. Cuvier' in ink, 1 page large folio (310 x 405 mm., 12 x 16 inches) with papered seal, Paris 2 October 1824. On vellum printed with an elaborate border, headed 'Université de France.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 25833]
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DAVIES, Henry (1782-1862). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed acknowledging his election as an honorary member of St George's Medical & Surgical Society, 2 pages 8vo, Saville Row, 22 December 1822.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4215]

DAWSON, Bertrand Edward, Viscount (1864-1945). Physician.
Two Typewritten Letters Signed to Mr Gamon, 2 pages 4to, 32 Wimpole Street, 26 February and 3 March 1927. Accepting an invitation from the Whitefriars Club and attempting to set a date, in the earlier letter naming two days in March and in the second suggesting that the autumn might be better.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 4226]

DEWAR, Sir James (1842-1923). Scientist. The inventor of cordite.
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Myers, 6 pages 8vo, Cambridge and the Royal Institution (2), 1889 and 1890. Commenting on two patents Myers had sent, expressing concern over his health (1889), and recommending a firm of platinum experts (1890).
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 26589]

DUCKWORTH, Sir Dyce (1840-1928). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lewis Beard concerning the Dawson Turner Memorial, and urging that a prize be endowed for Greek and Latin, with a signed slip, 4 pages 8vo, 1885.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4158]

DYSON, Sir Frank Watson (1868-1939). Astronomer Royal.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Joyce, wife of prebendary Joyce, 2 pages 8vo (attached by brown sticky tape to a mount), Royal Observatory, 9 July 1924.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25613]
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EARLE, Henry (1789-1838). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to William M Moulton, 1 page 4to (traces of former mounting on the back), George Street [Hanover Square, London}, 29 September 1834. Reporting, in glowing terms, on the outstanding conduct of Moulton's son while a pupil of Earle's.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 8188]

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). German-born theoretical physicist.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('A. Einstein') to Cyril Clemens, president of the Mark Twain Society, ½-page 4to, 112 Mercer Street, Princeton [blind stamp], 24 April 1943. Rather oddly writing to an indefatigable autograph collector and cousin (third, once removed) of Mark Twain to deny that he had any knowledge of 'Belletristic' literature, particularly that of Henry James.
£2250 / $2812 / €2632 [No: 25827]

ELLIS, Robert Leslie (1817-1859). Scientist and man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Bruce, ½-page 16mo, Trinity College [Cambridge], 13 March no year. Inviting him for breakfast on Friday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1635]

EPPS, John (1805-1869). Homeopathic physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Thurnam, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, (remains of former mount, seal-tear slightly affecting two words), no place, no date. Requesting two orders of admission for a medical society meeting.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1725]

EYRE, Sir James (1792-1857). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Joseph Twining, 2 pages 8vo, second page neatly inlaid, Lower Brook Street, 28 November 1846. Accepting an invitation, and requesting a loan of £145 which he will guarantee with 50 shares in the Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1817]
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FAIRBAIRN, Sir William (1789-1874). Engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Fairbairn') to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 8vo, Manchester, 28 September 1865. Promising to show the statuette to Mr Peel and to his friends.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 1117]

FINLAISON, John (1783-1860). First president of the Institute of Actuaries.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Reddish, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, 10 Drummond Square, Aberdeen, 24 April 1857. Explaining that the tables about to be published were not entirely his own work, his son having spent seven years on them, and announcing his imminent return to London.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24341]

FITTIG, Rudolf (1835-1910). German chemist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Muir, 1¼ pages 8vo, (traces of former mount), Chemical Institut, University of Strassburg, 25 June 1885. Informing him that the laboratory is closed in August and September, but that the gentleman in question can have a place for the winter semester, and asking what he wishes to study.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 2066]

FLEMING, Sir (John) Ambrose (1849-1945). Electrical engineer. Inventor of the wireless valve.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to H.B. Wheatley at the Society of Arts, 26 July 1896. Asking for 'blue prints or copies' of the diagrams for his Cantor Lecture.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 8071]

FREEMAN, John (1877-1962). Consultant bacteriologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.A. Neuhays (bookseller), 1 page 8vo, West Hampstead, 2 October 1943. Asking for his catalogue as advertised in the Times Literary Supplement.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0358]

FREMANTLE, Sir Francis Edward (1872-1943). Lieutenant-Colonel and Physician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to H. Reinheimer, ½-page 8vo, Bedwell Park, Hatfield, 11 July 1931. Acknowledging receipt of his letter and promising to raise the issues at the Parliamentary Medical Committee.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0659]
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GIBBS, [Oliver] Wolcott (1822-1908). American chemist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Professor I N Roads, 2 pages 8vo, Newport, 19 August 1885. Asking him to stay ('you & I will have a good time together - walking talking and sketching'), and enticing him with gossip about the other guests.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5336]

GODLEE, Sir Rickman John, baronet (1849-1925). Surgeon; nephew of Joseph Lister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bucknall, 1½ pages 8vo, 19 Wimpole Street, 28 November 1898. Referring Bucknall to Dr Walker of Bexley, probably on a technical matter.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20456]

GORDON, James Alexander (1793-1872). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (integral address-leaf trimmed), 1½ pages 8vo, 15 February no year. Apologising for missing an appointment, due to a case of apoplexy 'which admitted of no delay' and arranging another for breakfast the following day.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5461]

GREENWELL, William (1820-1918). Archaeologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to a Doctor, 4 pages 8vo, no place 7 October 1897. Discussing repairs to a pot, and other archaeologial matters.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24344]
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HARTSHORNE, Albert (1839-1910). Archaeologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, Bradbourne Hall, Ashbourne, 24 March 1892. Promising to send book plates of, amongst others, Robert Glynn (afterwards Clobery) and announcing an interesting article on the subject from the Ex Libris Society.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6692]

HARTSHORNE, Albert (1839-1910). Archaeologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Price, 2 pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 8 November 1885. Declining to add his name to the list supporting Price for the post of Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, but wishing him success in his application.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6693]

HARWOOD, Sir Busick (ca 1750-1814). Anatomist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Kent & Sons in London Wall, 1 page 4to with address on the reverse, 24 August 1809. Discussing carpets, rejecting one but ordering another.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 21872]

HEWETT, Sir Prescott Gardner (1812-1891). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Madam'), 1 page 8vo, Chesterfield Street, 26 July 1878. Arranging an appointment on 'any morning most convenient to yourself'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0545]

HEWETT, Sir Prescott Gardner (1812-1891). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady de Ros, 1 page 8vo, 1 Chesterfield Street, 'May Fair', 2 July 1870. Accepting her and Lord de Ros's invitation.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6880]

HEWETT, Sir (Frederick) Stanley (1880-1954). Surgeon Apothecary to the Royal Family.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr Sub Dean', 1 page 8vo, 3 Cleveland Row, St James's, 17 February 1921. Thanking him for his letter of congratulations (on receiving his KCVO).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6881]

HORDER, Thomas Jeeves, 1st Baron (1871-1955). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Marchant, 1 page 4to, Ashford Chace, Petersfield, Hampshire, 18 August 1938. Sending sincere congratulations and adding 'As for the P.M. ... when we meet I will tell you my thoughts'. [Chamberlain may already have been suffering the early symptoms of the cancer which was to kill him in 1940.]
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7560]

HORDER, Thomas Jeeves, 1st Baron (1871-1955). Physician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Clifford Bax, 1 page 8vo (oblong) on writing paper of the Anglo-Soviet Public Relations Association, 20 October 1945. Asking if Bax would be willing to attend a meeting to determine the future of the Association, which has 'lost ground of late'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7561]

HUXLEY, Sir Julian Sorell (1887-1975). Zoologist and philosopher.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 p[ages 8vo (a little creased), The Athenaeum, 16 January 1951. Asking him to pass on an enclosure [no longer present] to 'Tom', and expressing gratitude for his help.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25181]
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JENNER, Sir William (1815-1898). Physician.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Hill, 1 page 8vo, 64 Brook Street, 30 November 1874. Assuring her that it was understood that she would go to Hastings ('I thought I was so settled').
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25720]

JESSE, Edward (1780-1868). Writer on natural history.
Autograph Letter Signed to [illegible], 2 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting in the margins of the second page), Brighton, 15 January 1866. Thanking him for congratulations on his eighty-seventh birthday ('I ... remember all my blessings - my freedom from pain, my eye sight & hearing nearly perfect and my loving & affectionate wife').
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 19796]

JOHNSTON, Alexander Keith, the younger (1844-1879). Geographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (traces of former mounting in the ragged left-hand margin), Edinburgh, 'Monday morning' no date. Urging his correpondent to see 'Dr C', and asking him to write beforehand so that the mysterious doctor may expect him and be prepared.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 19823]

JOHNSTON, George (1797-1855). Physician and naturalist.
Two Autograph Letters Signed one (and probably the other) to John Gray, 4 pages 4to with one address-leaf, Berwick upon Tweed, 27 September 1835 where dated One letter acknowledging receipt of a Royal Medical Society Diploma, and expressing appreciation his long-standing membership of the Society.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24607]

JOHNSTONE, James (1806-1869). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Churchill, 1 page 4to, address-leaf on the reverse, remains of red wax seal, Birmingham, 14 September 1842. Thanking Churchill for some books and asking him to do whatever he thinks best respecting advertising.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19824]
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KEATE, Robert (1777-1857). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed (initials) to Wadd, 1 page 8vo (small piece excised from the lower left-hand corner with no loss of text), no place, no date. Suggesting the Coagulum Aluminis ('made with a lump of alum & the white of an Egg') would be a preferable application and asking for the results of its use.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20097]

KOENIG, Rodolphe (1832-1901). Physicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thompson, 1 page 8vo (rather soiled), Paris, 4 April 1896. Confirming an appointment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20981]
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LANCASTER, William Joseph Cosins (1851-1922). Maritime engineer & author of sea stories as Henry Collingwood.
Autograph Letter Signed to Friar Leighton, 1 page 8vo, The Kraal, West Norwood, 28 April 1905. Sending a cheque for 10/6 in reponse to 'Friar Carruthers Gould's Circular re Testimonial to Friar Arthur Spurgeon'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21020]

LANKESTER, Sir Edwin Ray (1847-1929). Zoologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 page 8vo (rather worn and soiled with traces of former mounting), Oxford, 19 October no year. Informing him that he will not go to Hayling ponds as Mr Fowler would be able to report his findings the MBA Council.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24608]

LANKESTER, Sir Edwin Ray (1847-1929). Zoologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Grimson, 2 pages 8vo, Oxford, 6 May no year. Setting his fee for a lecture at 30 guineas and offering to speak on either 'Bacteria & the water we drink' or 'Scorpions - their structure, habits & poison'.
£48 / $60 / €56 [No: 20050]

LARDNER, Dionysius (1793-1859). Scientific writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo (tipped at the head to the remains of an album leaf), rue de Lille, 22 March 1854. Recommending Mr Thackeray ('a relative of the well known novelist of that name') who is about to publish a work on the rifle.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 5573]

LARDNER, Dionysius (1793-1859). Scientific writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Ducket Morland & Company, 1 page 8vo (oblong) with integral address-leaf (discolouration on one side), undated. Cancelling two cheques which had gone astray with the hope that they had not yet been paid.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21628]

LASSUS, Pierre (1741-1807). French surgeon.
Autograph certificate in French, 1 page 8vo, Paris, '6 thermidor an 8' [1797]. Attesting to the receipt of a gold medal with the portrait of Bonaparte which will be deposited in the Institute in Paris. With a transcription.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21061]

LATHAM, Robert Gordon (1812-1888). Ethnologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (trimmed), Hyde Park Street, 26 October 1845. Sending manuscripts from 'a literary friend' who wishes them to appear in the Miscellany.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21066]

LATHAM, Robert Gordon (1812-1888). Ethnologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev G Skinner, 1 page 12mo, no place, no date. Declining an invitation as he is leaving Cambridge that day.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21065]

LAYARD, Daniel Peter (1721-1802). Man-midwife and physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Aust, 1 page 4to, Croom's Hill, Greenwich, 29 December 1795. Touching on the importance of information being sent by consuls in the Levant concerning the outbreak of sickness among the horned cattle in the Turkish Dominions.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 21157]

LEE, Henry (1826-1888). Naturalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ward, 1½ pages 8vo, 93 Dover Street, 1 January 1858 ('first letter this year'). Thanking Ward for a present and promising to drink to his health and happiness.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21235]

LEE, Samuel (1783-1852). Orientalist.
Autograph translation signed, from the Hebrew, ½-page 4to, Cambridge, 4 July 1825. The Hebrew appears at the head, translated as 'The Lord is my light'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21249]

LISTER, Joseph (1827-1912). Surgeon. Founder of antiseptic surgery.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Archibald, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper with blank leaf, 12 Park Crescent, Portland Place, 1 April 1898. Inviting him to join Lister at a dinner for the retiring Italian ambassador at the Athenaeum on Friday the 29th.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 24563]

LIVEING, George Downing (1827-1924). Chemist and university administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to W A Browne, 1 page 12mo, Cambridge, 17 December 1886. Conveying his desire to attend the conference at Lambeth Palace.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21777]

LIVESEY, James (1833-1925). Civil engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Preston, 3 March 1879. Sending a pamphlet (no longer present) containing a speech of Sir H Thompson.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21780]

LOCOCK, Sir Charles (1799-1874). Obstetric physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Brookfield, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper (trimmed at the top with no loss of text, glue-stained), no place, no date. Explaining that he is only at the address named to attend Princess Alice 'for the Queen's sake', as he is virtually retired, and declining to offer any assistence to a doctor whose name is crossed out.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21991]

LOCOCK, Sir Charles (1799-1874). Obsteptric physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Reid, 4 pages 12mo, Tunbridge Wells, 11 October no year. A long and detailed discussion of fees to be shared.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21825]

LODGE, Sir Oliver Joseph (1851-1940). Scientist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to H Reinheimer, 1 page 4to, Normanton House, Lake, Salisbury, 21 March 1932. Giving the tentative assurance that all biologists accept symbiosis as a reality, but as he is a scientist himself he recommends that Reinheimer consult Julian Huxley ('who is favourably impressed by your work').
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 21992]

LONG, Roger (1680-1770). Astronomer & Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Testimonial signed, 1 page 4to, also signed by J. Peele, Cambridge, 7 July 1750. Recommending the Reverend John Carlyon to be a subscribing member of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22606]

LOVERIDGE, Henry (1810-1892). Metalware designer & manufacturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Hawker Page, 1½ pages 8vo, 31 December 1878. Requesting that the dividend for two shares be paid to him.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22152]

LULHAM, P Habberton (1865-1940). Physician & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Davies, 1 page 8vo, Cumnor, Dyke Road, Brighton, no date. Declining an invitation to dine as he has already accepted that of Mrs Adeney.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22224]
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MACALISTER, Sir Donald, 1st Baronet (1854-1934). Physician and medical administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wooldridge, 1 page 8vo with envelope, St John's College, Cambridge, 21 July 1886. Expressing willingness to accept Wooldridge's paper, though reluctant to set a date of publication as both August and September numbers of The Practitioner are made up.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22373]

MACARTHUR, Sir William Porter (1884-1964). Army medical officer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wilkins, 1 page 8vo (filing holes), 14 Sloane Gardens, 'Friday' no date. Reporting that White has now taken up the committee work he had previously undertaken on a part-time basis.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22375]

McCORMAC, Sir William (1836-1901). Irish surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to Pinches, 1 page 8vo, 13 Harley Street, 22 March no year. Arranging an appointment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22596]

MACDONALD, Sir Murdoch (1866-1957). Engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Alex-Tweedie, 1 page 8vo, 26 Half Moon Street, London, 30 March 1922. Thanking her for her note of congratulations on his election (as MP for Inverness).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22627]

MACNISH, Robert (1802-1837). Physician & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (within an added border), no place, 1 March no year. Expressing extreme annoyance concerning the delivery of some busts and offering to guarantee them if his correspondent will let them be delivered.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22705]

MAKINS, Sir George Henry (1853-1933). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Jennie', 2 pages 8vo, The Cottage, Hurstbourne Park, Whitchurch, 9 September 1911. Assuring her that he is not displeased with his daughters' poor examination marks ('They might have learned more and have been very much less satisfactory').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22710]

MALLESON, Elizabeth (1828-1916). Educationist and promoter of rural district nursing.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Chapman, 4 pages 8vo, Camp Cottage, Wimbledon Common, 11 October, no year. Tactfully urging him to withdraw his letter of complaint to the Shield, where quotations from his pamphlet had, apparently, been published without acknowledging his authorship.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22765]

MANBY, Charles (1804-1884). Civil engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to C. Hastings, 3 pages 8vo, 25 Great George Street, 10 March 1856. Supporting Hastings's wish to be put on the 'Free List' of the Adelphi Theatre (with the management of which Manby had been associated).
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22777]

MANBY, Charles
Autograph Letter Signed to Hastings, 3 pages 8vo, 10 March 1856
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0566]

MARCET, Alexander John (1770-1822). Physician and chemist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Harrison, 2 pages 8vo with integral endorsed leaf, Russell Square, 22 April 1816. Regretfully stnading down from the 'Board of Managers' but offering his services for the future if the opportunity were to offer itself.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24815]

MARJOLIN, Jean-Nicholas (d. 1850). French surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to 'Monsieur et Savant Confrère', 1 page 4to on paper of the Société de Chirugie de Paris (somewhat foxed), Paris, 18 August 1892. Reporting the unanimous decision to convey the title of foreign associate on his correspondent who is evidently British.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22858]

MARSHALL, Henry (1775-1851). Military surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to S. Reed, 2 pages 8vo with 2 page 8vo signed memorandum enclosed, Dublin, 9 March 1829. Attempting to learn of the current condition of Duncan, lately discharged from the Navy for palsy of the arm and leg.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22920]

MARTIN, Sir James Ranald (1793-1874). Surgeon and medical administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr B.A. Gill, 1 page 8vo, 24 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, 'Monday Evn' no date. Agreeting to meet Gill the following day to visit a patient.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22935]

MATHEMATICS
Problem posited and solved in French and signed Mangiarnele, and translated into English, 3 pages 8vo, 23 August 1838. With a note to the effect that Mangiarnele 'the calculating Sicilian Boy' solved the problem in 3 minutes.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23002]

MATTEUCCI, Carlos (1811-1868). Italian physicist & neurophysiologist.
Autograph Letter (third person) in French, to Dr Harrington, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, 1840. A thank-you letter.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23020]

MAXIM, Sir Hiram Stevens (1840-1916). Engineer and inventor.
Bold signature on 1 page 8vo, 18 Queen's Gate Place, London, nd.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24150]

MEADOWS, Alfred (1833-1887). Obstetric physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?Smile, 2 pages 8vo, 27 George Street, Hanover Square, no date. Allowing the use of his name, but little else in the way of practical help.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23066]

MERRIMAN, Samuel (1771-1852). Physician-accoucheur.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Sims, 1 page folio, Half Moon Street, 15 February no year. Noting that they are both treating the same lady in the Edgware Road and suggesting that, in the interest of propriety, they visit her together.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23120]

MONIER-WILLIAMS, Sir Monier (1819-1899). Orientalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2½ pages 8vo, Chessington, Kingston on Thames, 26 March 1898. Thanking his correspondent for the pamphlet The Reformed Alphabet, a scheme for facilitating learning to read, but explaining that he lacks the time and health to study it properly and prefers his own method.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23297]

MORISON, Stanley Arthur (1889-1967). Typogapher.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Donald Attwater, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of The Times, 8 March 1945. Thanking Attwater for his letter ('After all these years it is particularly good of you').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23366]

MORLEY, John, Viscount (1838-1923). Statesman & man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Berkeley Lodge, West Hill, Putney, 2 April, 1875. Agreeing that Fuller should be included in the Series of English Men of Letters, but warning his correspondent that there will be a delay in doing so.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23369]

MUDD, Dr H.H. (d.1899). American anatomist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir William McCormac, 3 pages 8vo, St Louis, 26 September 1898. Attempting to track down the origin of a quotation of Oliver Wendell Holmes.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23434]

MURCHISON, Charles (1830-1879). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cooke, 1 page 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the Athenaeum, as from 79 Wimpole Street, 21 June no year. Asking Cooke to vote for Dr Bishop of Paris [for membership in the Club]. Murchison had been elected to the Athenaeum in 1878; Robert Cooke [John Murray's assistant, who may be the correspondent here] in 1871.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23474]

MURRAY, Hugh (1779-1846). Geographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.T. Smith (Keeper of Prints at the British Museum), 1 page 4to (laid down), London, 11 October 1826. Thanking Smith for his hospitality and 'the liberality with which you have laid open the treasures of art of which are are the Guardian'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23547]
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NETTLESHIP, Edward (1845-1913). Ophthalmic surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hodges, 1 page 8vo, 5 Wimpole Street, 15 July 1892 (note of identication in the margin). Declining Hodges' invitation to luncheon on the grounds that he is unlikely to attend the meeting.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23631]

NICHOLSON, Henry Alleyne (1844-1890). Biologist & geologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr G[eorge] C[harles] Wallich (1815-1899, military surgeon & oceanographer), 2 pages 8vo, St Andrews, 16 October 1878 (notes in blue pencil). Failing to identify the source of a drawing of Amoeba princeps he had used in a paper, with a copy of Wallich's letter requesting the identification.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23700]

NICOL, John Pringle (1804-1859). Astronomer.
Autograph Letter Signed to W.H. Forster, 2½ pages 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), Observatory, 3 January 1850. Soliciting Forster's help for Erdohazy, a recently arrived refugee.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23690]

NICOL, John Pringle (1804-1859). Astronomer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Joseph ?West, 2 pages 8vo, Observatory, 19 April 1852. Returning the syllabus ('it requires very little correction') and asking West to obtain a bedroom and parlour for his forthcoming trip to Newcastle.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23691]

NORTHAMPTON, Spencer Joshua Compton (1790-1851). Second Marquis; President of the Royal Society.
Autograph Letter Signed to the geologist, J[ames] [Scott] Bowerbank, 1 pages 4to with integral address-leaf and remains of red wax seal, Piccadilly, 14 April 1839. Rearranging an appointment.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23744]

NORTHAMPTON, Spencer Joshua Compton (1790-1851). Second Marquis; President of the Royal Society.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 4to (traces of former mounting on the margin), St James's Hotel, 19 August 1835. Forwarding a letter (no longer present) which declines to give his corresondent the post ('at which I am sorry on account of the public as well as yourself').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23822]

NORTHAMPTON, Spencer Joshua Compton (1790-1851). Second Marquis; President of the Royal Society.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Robert Peel, 1 page 4to, Castle Ashby, 9 April 1822. Requesting that Peel lay before the king his request for the appointment of a cornet in the Northampton Yeomanry.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23823]
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ODLING, William (1829-1921). Chemist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Weldon, 2½ pages 8vo, on writing paper of the Hotel Burlington, Dover, 14 June 1907. Graciously accepting her invitation to dine and to meet the Ramsays, and explaining that they are in Dover for his wife's health.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23806]

OLDHAM, Henry (1815-1902). Obstetric physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr R.C. Cream, 1 page 8vo, Spa Hotel, Isle of Wight, 12 September no year [pencilled in another hand '1878']. Explaining that he will not return to London until Monday, but after that date would be able to see his patient.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1884]

OLDHAM, Henry (1815-1902). Obstetric physician.
A.Document Signed, 2 pages 8vo, no place, no date. A testimonial for Mr Johnson ('I believe him to well-informed in every branch of [obstetrics]').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23818]

ORMEROD, Eleanor Anne (1888-1901). Entomologist; daughter of Bob Ormerod.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Nisbet, 3½ pages 8vo, Torrington House, St Albans, 7 February 1893. Taking great care to explain that her work on agricultural needs is the reason why she does not reply to queries about plants grown under glass, and suggesting that any good nursery-man will answer her query about the Cineraria.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23875]

OSBORN, Henry Fairfield (1857-1935). American geologist, paleontologist & eugenicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Balker, 1 page 8vo, 'on board the Cunard R.M.S. Aquitania'. 9 June [1933]. A farewell note, with a word of regret for their failure to meet.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24059]
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PAGE, Thomas (1803-1877). Civil engineer; early proposer of a Channel tunnel.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Enys, 2 pages 16mo (facing), 35 Royal Terrace, Adelphi, 27 March 1871. Sending sympathy for the state of Mr Enys's health, requesting his photograph and promising to send one of himself in return.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24205]

PAGET, Sir George Edward (1809-1892). Physician & university professor.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir] Walter L[angdon] Brown (1870-1946, physician), 3 pages 8vo, Cambridge, 18 December 1880. Regretting that he will unable to attend the conference at Lambeth Palace because he is obliged to be present at a meeting of a medical society of which he is president.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24226]

PAGET, Sir James, 1st Baronet (1814-1899). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to General Lydenoch Gardiner, 2 pages 8vo with blank leaf, 1 Harewood Place, Hanover Square, 18 July 1887.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26379]

PAGET, Sir James, 1st Baronet (1814-1899). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Grindrod, 1 page 8vo, 1 Harewood Place, Hanover Square, 1 June 1869. Confirming that he would be at home in London on Friday.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26380]

PARIS, John Ayrton (1785-1856). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'The Chairman of the Pow Wow', evidently a fellow-physician, 2 pages 8vo, no place, no date. Backing any form of treatment his correspondent prescribes for what appears to be a hopeless case, hinting that the loss of the cook may have contributed to the failure in health, and advocating budgetary restraint.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24323]

PARTINGTON, Charles Frederick (d. 1857?). Scientific writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Herring, 3 pages 8vo with integral address-leaf (small blank piece excised and replaced), London Institution, 'Monday' no date [watermark 1821]. Ordering two copies of his Partington on the Steam Engine to be bound, one in Russia for presentation to the Honorary Secretary, to whom it is dedicated.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24419]

PAXTON, Sir Joseph (1803-1865). Gardener & architect; deisgner of the Crystal Palace.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.E. Bradfield, 1 page 8vo on blue paper with embossed Chatsworth vignette, 10 December 1864. Promising to speak to Mr Tite about the subject of his correspondent's note. Neither Bradfield nor Tite have been identified, although the latter could perhaps be (Sir) William Tite (1798-1873, architect, knighted in 1869).
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25952]

PEARSON, John (1758-1826). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Cross, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal (seal tear), Golden Square, postmarked 1823. Sending a testimonial (no longer present), praising Cross's ability and wishing him success.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24484]

PEGGE, Sir Christopher (1765-1822). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bohte, trimmed to ca 60 x 180mm (1¼ x 7¼ inches) (Traces of mounting on the reverse) 10 Upper Seymour Street, 26 February 1819. Requesting a 'small portable German & English, and a German & French Dictionary'. A note on the back identifies Bohte as a German bookseller from York.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24492]

PERCY, John (1817-1889). Metallurgist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gowland, 1 page 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the Museum of Practical Geology, 24 January 1872. Thanking Gowland for an 'interesting specimen' and reporting that he can think of no new explanation for the event.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24520]

PHILLIPS, Sir Richard (1767-1840). Chemist.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Brown jnr., 1 page 8vo, Charing Cross, 30 January 1843. Explaining that Brown had mistaken him for his namesake (John Phillips), the curator of York Museum.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24622]

POCOCK, Reginald Innes (1863-1947). Zoologist; superintendent of London Zoo.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sherborne, 2 pages 8vo (note of identification in ink at the head), Zoological Society's Gardens, Regents Park, 17 April 1910. Enlisting Sherborne's assistance in locating a paper ('I suppose it is one of those beastly German doctor's degree treatises').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24821]

POTTS, Robert (1802-1885). Mathematician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Waring, 1½ pages 8vo, Cambridge, 28 February 1882. Offering to help support Waring's book.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25005]

PRAIN, Sir David (1856-1944). Botanist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Payne, 2 pages 8vo, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 28 November 1919. Apologising for not replying earlier to a previous letter and passing on advice about the grafting of mistletoe plants.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25179]

PRATT, Anne (married name Pearless) (1806-1893). Botanist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Adams, 3 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on the last blank page), no place, no date. Praising Adams's poems and asking that his contribution to her next volume, on the Speedwell, be sent to her soon.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25043]

PRIESTLEY, Sir William Overend (1829-1900). Obstetric physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Sir Frederick', 2 pages 8vo ('Dr Priestley' in ink at the head), 17 Hertford Street, Mayfair, 11 June 1883. Applying to be a steward at the dinner for Irving ('Irving is an old friend of mine').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25110]
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QUAIN, Sir Richard, Bt (1816-1898). Physician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My Dear Kind Friend'), 1 page 8vo, 67 Harley Street, 13 February no year. Sending a cheque to cover the acquisition of shares 'in "Our" Company'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25533]
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RADCLIFFE, Charles Bland (1822-1889). Physician.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 25 Cavendish Square, 25 May 1861.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25540]

RALPH, Thomas Shearman (1813-1891). Australian microscopist & botanist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edward Forster, 1 page 4to, London, 27 March 1848. Begging the honour of dedicating Thomas Johnson's 'small works' to Forster and to Mr Borrow 'the only two names which appear to me as entitled to the rank of Senior British Botanists'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25641]

RANSOME, James Allen (1806-1875). Agricultural machinery manufacturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Robert', 1 page 8vo, The Old House, Carr Street, Ipswich, 7 August no year. Admitting that 'the omission was a mistake for which I am in some degree answeable'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25731]

RAYLEIGH, John William Strutt, third Baron (1842-1919). Mathematician and physicist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Rayleigh'), in pencil as usual, 2 pages 8vo (lightly tipped to an album leaf), Terling Place, Witham, Essex, 3 December 1899. Eliciting Parker's assistance in setting up a fund 'to help equip volunteers of Yeomanry that may come from the county'.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 26542]

RELHAN, Richard (1754-1823). Botanist.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Daniel at Clare Hall, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, no place, 29 October 1821. Offering to leave some books at Daniel's room, naming the price and urging Daniel to buy them and send the money directly to him ('as I am in infinite distress: not having any at all').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25967]

RENNIE, John (1761-1821). Civil engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (slight foxing at the head), Stamford Street [Southwark], 9 September 1813. Explaining that he had been away from London and would be unlikely to be able to travel to Ireland that year.
£325 / $406 / €380 [No: 25953]

RENNIE, Sir John (1794-1874). Civil engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Wilson Croker (1780-1857, politician and writer), 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf, Stamford Street, 17 January 1823. Sending two inscriptions, one for the Ramsgate Harbour obelisk and one for a memorial in St Pauls, and asking for Croker's opinion ('whose superior judgement must decide').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26039]

ROGET, Peter Mark (1779-1869). Physician & Savant; published Roget's Thesaurus.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Sharpey (presumably the physiologist William Sharpey, 1802-1880), 3 pages 8vo, 18 Upper bedford Place, 4 May 1846. Advising Sharpey not to hasten into print in the 'Lancet' in the matter of a dispute.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 20994]
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SABINE, Sir Edward (1788-1883). Army officer, explorer and physicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.W. Cooke, 3 pages 8vo, 13 Ashley Place, 27 April no year [watermark 1862]. Welcoming him home and inviting him to an early dinner to meet a colleague.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 25355]

SABINE, Sir Edward (1788-1883). Army officer, explorer and physicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Murray, 1½ pages 8vo (traces of glue in the margin), no place, 29 January 1867. Thanking Murray for a copy of de Chaillu's 'volume'.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26214]

SAVORY, Sir William Scovell, 1st Baronet (1826-1895). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cross, 1 page 8vo, 66 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 22 August no year. Regretting that he will be unable to attend 'the meeting next Tuesday'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 26248]

SCLATER, William Lutley (1863-1944). Zoologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Grant', 1½ pages 8vo (second page rather browned), South African Museum, Cape Town, 17 October 1896. Discussing ornithological matters, and adding, rather bizarrely, 'I hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland & shot many birds'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 26280]

SCOTT, John (1799-1846). Surgeon.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Churchill (1801-1875, medical publisher), 2 pages 8vo (second blank sheet cut in half), no place, no date (watermark. 1844). Diffidently suggesting a 'few advertisements in the Record Newspaper, it has an extensive circulation among the clergy & they are very frequently the subjects of cataracts'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26295]

SCOTT RUSSELL, John (1808-1882). Engineer & naval architect.
Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed to [Charles Wentworth] Dilke (1789-1864, editor & writer), 3½ pages 8vo, Virginia House, 21 August 1840. Confessing that he is unable to multi-task ('I can only do one thing at a time') and that he had been busy up until the present moment writing for the Encyclopedia Britannica, but that he will do as asked presently.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26303]

SEDGWICK, Adam (1854-1913). Zoologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of The Times, 1½ pages 8vo (old mounting tape at the head), 2 Sumner Place, 19 December 1909. Marked 'Private', sending a letter about the Natural History Museum (no longer present) for publication and asking that it be printed the following Tuesday as 'Sir Norman Lockyer ... is anxious to have it for Thursday's nature'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26315]

SEDGWICK, Adam (1785-1873). Geologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo on the second and third facing pages (first page cut in half), no place, 'Thursday morn' no date. Suggesting that his correspondent's copy of Babbington might be 'left with a note requiring him to give the Copy of your note to the Rivers'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26316]

SEELEY, Harry Govier (1839-1909). Geologist & palaeontologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, 31 Soho Square, 12 August 1874. Written as Professor of Geology at Bedford College, London, Seeley attempts to enlist his correspondent's assistance in developing a new institution for the education of 'the producing classes'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 7103]

SELBY, Prideaux John (1788-1867). Naturalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Twizell House, 5 August 1852. Sending a postal order for £2 for 'fittings etc of the Ipswich Museum', and regretting that the many calls on his purse prevent his sending any more.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26343]

SEMON, Sir Felix (1849-1921). Laryngologist.
Autograph Letter Signed on two sides to a correspondence card to Mrs Dudley, 39 Wimpole Street, 17 November 1899. Arranging an appointment for her to see Mr Willett and Sir William Broadbent, and cautioning her not to lift her arms prior to the consultation.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 26345]

SEQUIN, Armand Jean Francois Séguin (1767-1835). French chemist & physiologist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to 'Monsieur le President', ½-page folio, no place, 4 May 1818. Sending a written tribute (no longer present), as authorised by the academy.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26346]

SMEATON, John (1724-1792). Civil engineer.
Fine Autograph Letter Signed to [Charles] Blagden, secretary to the Royal Society, 2 closely-written pages 4to with address-leaf and red wax seal, Austhorpe, 22 August 1786. Commenting on the recent minute of the Longitude and Latitude of York, 'the best determination we have had', providing further calculations for Austhorpe, and commenting on the recent weather which has affected his observations.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 26539]

SMYTH, Sir Warington Wilkinson (1817-1890). Mining engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to S.A. Morgan, 1 page 8vo, 5 Inverness Terrace, 30 January 1884. Arranging an appointment either at his home in Inverness Terrace or at the office of the Mine Accidents Commission in Westminster.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26570]

SMYTH, William Henry (1788-1865). Admiral and scientific writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, St John's Lodge, Aylesbury, 26 January 1859. An amusing letter telling of the breakfast-table announcement of Baden Powell's election to his two sons.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26571]

SOMERVILLE, Mary (1780-1872). Scientific writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Smyth, 1 page 8vo, no place, 'Friday' no date ('June 1848' in another hand). Thanking Mrs Smyth for the loan of books and accepting her invitation for the following Tuesday evening.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24870]

STEPHENSON, George (1781-1848). Colliery and railway engineer.
Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 pages 8vo (the last a little soiled), Tapton House, 25 June 1841. Agreeing to lecture to a Mechanics' Institution, and suggesting that the Insitution should be supplied with models to illustrate the mechanical powers and the various steam engines.
£1500 / $1875 / €1754 [No: 26172]

STEPHENSON, Robert (1803-1859). Civil engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Rob Stephenson') to G. Holmes in Princes Street, Hanover Square, 1 page 4to, 34 Gloucester Square, 12 May 1848. Giving him an admission or pass for an unspecified purpose.
£425 / $531 / €497 [No: 25604]
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TELFORD, Thomas (1757-1834). Engineer.
Collection of correspondence relating to Telford and road building between 1825 and 1828, 40 letters and 13 copy letters. A comprehensive collection of documents and letters concerning the legalities of a road improvement from Ashbourne to Leek, as part of the London to Carlisle road system.
£425 / $531 / €497 [No: 26537]

THOMPSON, Sir Henry, 1st Baronet (1820-1904). Surgeon.
Letter Signed to [Walter Raleigh] Browne and an Autograph Letter Signed to C[harles] Manby, in all 6 pages 8vo, ? and London, 27 October 1873 and 4 January 1899. The first letters reports on his holiday where he has seen Browne's two daughters, mentioning their industriousness and the charms of the place; the second sends thanks for congratulations (on his baronetcy).
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 7384]

TURNER, Sir William (1832-1916). Anatomist and university administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Alice, 4 pages 8vo, 6 Eton Terrace, Edinburgh, 24 May 1913. Thanking her for volumes of the Philosophical Transactions, and sending family news.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24342]

TYNDALL, John (1820-1893). Physicist and mountaineer.
Letter Signed to H.Y. Thompson, 1 page 8vo with blank leaf, Royal Institution, 16 February, no year. Referring to an unspecified passage he had recently quoted in correspondence having 'an obvious bearing on present events.'
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26252]

TYNDALL, John (1820-1893). Physicist and mountaineer.
Signature on paper ('John Tyndall'), with wide margins.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26427]
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VERNEUIL, Edouard Poulletier de (1805-1873). Geologist and paleontologist.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to E[dward] Wood, 2½ pages 8vo (laid down with the envelope-front), London, 'friday night', no date. Thanking him warmly for his hospitality, asking him to instruct the Scarborough dealer to send specimens to him at Somerset House, and describing the difficulties of his journey back to London.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 22085]

VINES, Sydney Howard (1849-1934). Botanist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Fox, 1 page 8vo, Headington Hill, Oxford, 3 November 1919. Giving advice on the mistletoe in her garden.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25186]
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WHITTLE, Sir Frank (1907-1996). Aeronautical engineer and inventor of the jet engine.

Jet The Story of a Pioneer, Frederick Muller Ltd, 1953, first edition, blue cloth, without dust jacket. Inscribed and signed on the free front endpaper to George Carter, 24 November 1953.
£1100 / $1375 / €1287 [No: 25974]

WHITWORTH, Sir Joseph (1803-1887). Mechanical engineer and machine tool manufacturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry [perhaps Major General Sir Henry Knights Storks (1811-1874)], 1 page 8vo with blank leaf, The Firs, Near Manchester, 5 October 1857. Looking forward to welcoming Sir Henry and Lord Panmure [Fox Maule (later Fox Maule-Ramsay), second Baron Panmure (1801-1874, army officer and politician)], and offering to meet their train.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25447]
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