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DAVY, Sir Humphry (1778-1829). Chemist and natural philosopher.
Autograph Letter Signed to J[ohn] G[eorge] Children (1777-1852, secretary of the Royal Society), 2 pages 8vo with integral address-leaf, no place, no date (watermark 1824). Asking for a recommendation of someone who can draw fishes ('i.e. a Zoological Draughtsman & also an amanuensis') and complaining of continued ill health.
'... I have already expressed to Mr Evered my regret at your restriction and my still greater regret for the cause. ...'
Children was Librarian in the Department of Antiquities at the British Museum. He built a laboratory at Tunbridge, in which Davy made numerous experiments and in which Davy subsequently met with a severe accident.
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