MICHAEL FARADAY - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 06/01/1835 - HFSID 54079
MICHAEL FARADAY The chemist/physicist pens this letter regarding his purchase of brandy liquor Third Person Autograph Letter Signed: "Mr Faraday" in text, 1p, 4½7¼. Royal Institution, 1835 June 1.
Sale Price $1,105.00
MICHAEL FARADAY The chemist/physicist pens this letter regarding his purchase of brandy liquor Third Person Autograph Letter Signed: "Mr Faraday" in text, 1p, 4½7¼. Royal Institution, 1835 June 1. Addressed by Faraday on verso of integral leaf to: "Miss Durand & Co, 20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden". In full: "Mr Faraday would be oblgd to Miss Durand & Co if they would send him two gallons of the [illegible] Brandy in bottles as on former occasions". In 1823, Faraday had been appointed Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institute of Great Britain for life. English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) contributed significantly to the fields of electormagnetism and electrochemistry. He discovered two chlorides of carbon in 1820 and benzine in 1825. In 1831, Faraday discovered the induction of electric currents and the first dynamo. In 1845, he found that a magnetic field will rotate the plane of polarization. Faraday also invented electrolysis. Lightly creased with folds, upper horizontal fold underlines signature. Lightly soiled. ¼-inch nick at lower margin. Upper portion of integral leaf has been torn away. Docketed (unknown hand) on verso of signature sheet (light show through at upper margin does not touch writing. Red wax seal affixed at lower left margin of address leaf, which is soiled at folds, touching writing (all legible). Otherwise, fine condition.
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