OLIVER LODGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/11/1919 - HFSID 18095
OLIVER LODGE He tells fellow psychic researcher James Hyslop that his lecture tour of America will not allow time for "any sort of investigation" Typed Letter Signed: "Oliver Lodge". 1p, 7x9. Marimont, Edgbaston [England], November 11, 1919.
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OLIVER LODGE He tells fellow psychic researcher James Hyslop that his lecture tour of America will not allow time for "any sort of investigation" Typed Letter Signed: "Oliver Lodge". 1p, 7x9. Marimont, Edgbaston [England], November 11, 1919. On personal letterhead to "My dear [James] Hyslop". In full: "The present programme is that my wife and I both come to America, sailing toward the end of January for New York. No doubt we shall come to Boston, but I am on a lecturing tour and in the hands of an agent, so my time is not my own. Whether I shall have time for any sort of investigation is doubtful. There seems a possibility however that my wife need not go to all the places that I go to, and might possibly stay with friends for a short time. So I cannot tell what may or may not be possible. Thank you anyhow for the kind thought. Yours very truly". British physicist Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) investigated lightning, electro-magnetic waves and wireless telegraphy. He demonstrated the transmission of radio waves in 1894, a year before Marconi, and patented a device-the "Lodge Igniter"-for generating sparks in an internal combustion engine. He wrote dozens of books and articles. Lodge also pursued psychical research believing it was possible to communicate with the dead. The letter's recipient was James Hyslop (1854-1920), formerly a professor of logic and ethics at Columbia who, like Lodge, had become immersed in investigation of life after death. He died on June 17, 1920, but had promised to attempt communication from the afterlife. Multiple folds. Light surface creases. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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