GUGLIELMO M. MARCONI - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1924 - HFSID 16684
GUGLIELMO MARCONI. Partly Printed DS: "Senatore Guglielmo" and "G. Marconi" in pencil, 1p, 6x3¾. Calais [France], 1924 July 17.The Embarkation Card filled out by Marconi as he left Calais, France, crossing the English Channel to Dover, England.
Sale Price $765.00
GUGLIELMO MARCONI. Partly Printed DS: "Senatore Guglielmo" and "G. Marconi" in pencil, 1p, 6x3¾. Calais [France], 1924 July 17.The Embarkation Card filled out by Marconi as he left Calais, France, crossing the English Channel to Dover, England. He signed "Senatore Guglielmo" next to Christian Names, Age "51", Sex "Male", Occupation "Member Italia/Senate", Nationality "Italian", Address in the United Kingdom "Savoy Hotel". Stamped on verso at Immigration in Dover, 17 Jul 1924. Marconi (1874-1937) carried out successful experiments with wireless telegraphy near Bologna, Italy in 1895. Two years later, he erected a wireless station at La Spezia at the invitation of the Italian government. In 1898, Marconi established communications across the English Channel between England and France. He was awarded the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of his "contribution to the development of wireless telegraphy". In 1914, Marconi was appointed a Senator in Rome. While in England in 1924, Marconi signed contracts with the British Postal service to set up radio communication with all parts of British Commonwealth. 2 pinhead-size stains at blank upper right corner. ¼-inch tape stain at left margin. Signatures light but legible. Overall, fine condition.
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