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WILLIAM GEORGE ARMSTRONG. Autograph Letter signed: "Very truly yrs/Armstrong", 1p, 4½x7 black bordered mourning paper. Cragside, Rothbury, 1893 December 12. To "My dear Professor". In full: "Thank you very much for your kind note. I much appreciate the condolence of my friends who are happily too numerous to be answered in many words." Baron Armstrong (1810-1900) abandoned the practice of law to pursue his talent for engineering and invention. He published papers and took out patents to enhance hydraulic power in industry. During the Crimean War (1853-1856), he proved a genius at improving and manufacturing guns, opening an ordnance factory for the British Government. He invented the Armstrong gun, a wrought iron, breech-loading cannon. In later life, he studied power-saving methods to conserve his nation's coal supply. He was knighted in 1859 and made a peer in 1887. Worn at lower right corner. Pinhead-size spotting. Embossed letterhead has left an impression while folded, touching "A" of signature. Overall, fine condition.

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Died: Circa 1900

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