J. P. DICKIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1934 - HFSID 156346
J.P. DICKIE The author of The Coal Problem pens a letter to a man who has been experimenting with colloidal fuel Autograph Letter signed: “J.P. Dickie”, in black ink, 6½x10. No place, 28 April 1934.
Sale Price $272.00
J.P. DICKIE The author of The Coal Problem pens a letter to a man who has been experimenting with colloidal fuel Autograph Letter signed: “J.P. Dickie”, in black ink, 6½x10. No place, 28 April 1934. Leaflet announcing the release of his book The Coal Program included. Embossed address on stationery: “15, Pollard Hill South,/ S.W. 16.”. Addressed to: “Chief Marine Supl/ Cunard White Star Line,/ Liverpool”. To “Dear Sir”. In full: “As the author of a book on coal just recently published, I have followed with very great interest the experiment which your company has been making with colloidal fuel. I referred to it in “The Coal Problem”, but as this was published in Nov. last, I could only do so briefly + in general terms./ I am now engaged on a smaller work on oil from coal + its related problems, + if the results of your experiment are not confidential, I should like to refer both to the method of producing the fuel + the measure of success attending its use./ As a marine engineer myself, I am particularly interested in this aspect of our national fuel problem, + if you can give me the information necessary to enable me to refer to it I shall be grateful./ Yours sincerely” J.P. Dickie was a British author known for his study of problems presented by reliance on coal for fuel. His best-known work, The Coal Problem, was published in 1936 by Methuen, London. Binding holes at left edge. Corners and edges worn and creased. Pencil note at lower right-hand corner. Otherwise, fine condition. Two items.
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