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Sir Humphry Davy Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

SIR HUMPHRY DAVY
Born: December 17, 1778
Died: May 29, 1829
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English chemist Sir HUMPHRY DAVY (1778-1829) pioneered the study of electrochemistry. In 1799, he discovered the exhilarating effect of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) when inhaled. Electrolytic methods yielded him the elements sodium, potassium and calcium (1807-1808). He also recognized the element nature of chlorine and gave it its name (1810). He invented the miner's safety lamp, called the Davy Lamp in 1815.
  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 47986
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 47986
    HUMPHRY DAVY He worries that his wife is too ill to travel in the winter. Autograph Letter signed: "H. Davy", 4p (integral leaf), 4½x7½. No place, Feb. 7, n.y. To "My dear Mrs Hamilton".

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/24/1822  - HFSID 102559
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/24/1822 - HFSID 102559
    HUMPHRY DAVY. ALS: "H. Davy", 3p, 7¼x9, conjoined leaves. London, January 24, 1822. To Bertie Bertie Greathead. Begins: "My dear Sir". In full:

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/01/1822  - HFSID 28177
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/01/1822 - HFSID 28177
    HUMPHRY DAVY. ALS: "H. Davy", 2p, front and verso, 7x8½. Kirkcaldy, 1822 October 1. To M.J. Nicholson Esq., Greenock. Davy has not received a packet of letters, asking to be told when it is received.

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/23  - HFSID 42261
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/23 - HFSID 42261
    HUMPHRY DAVY. ALS: "H. Davy", 1p, 4½x7. No place, no date. Friday Morg. Integral leaf addressed to "Mr Johnson/St Pauls Ch Yard", partial "23 de" postmark. In full: "I have not lately heard of Dr Roget, & I understood that He was gone to the Continent." Dr.

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 2/24  - HFSID 48607
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 2/24 - HFSID 48607
    HUMPHRY DAVY. ALS: "H. Davy", 1½p, 4¼x7. No place, no year, February 24th. To F. Bailly, Esq. In full: "I think it probable that the Council of the Royal Society will wish to take your opinion on Thursday next in a proposed addition to the Nautical Alminack.

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 154715
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 154715
    HUMPHRY DAVY Discovered laughing gas and invented the miner's safety lamp. Autograph Sentiment signed: "Your Affectionate Brother", 3¾x1½ slip. Ink caption (unknown hand) below signature: "Sir Humphry Davy." English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) pioneered the study of electrochemistry.

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 17852
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 17852
    HUMPHRY DAVY Discoverer of sodium, potassium and calcium. Signature: "I am Sir/your obt humble Sert/H. Davy", 1p, 3¼x1½, mounted on 6x4 white card. English chemist Sir Humphry Davy pioneered the study of electrochemistry.

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/24/1808  - HFSID 276383
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/24/1808 - HFSID 276383
    The English chemist, as Secretary of the Royal Society, regrets that the prestigious organization cannot publish a paper by mathemetician Robert Woodhouse at the moment, but it will be put into the Archives of the Society.

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 1/12  - HFSID 47491
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 1/12 - HFSID 47491
    HUMPHRY DAVY The chemist forwards to the Royal Society a sample and letter from the Russian Ambassador. Third Person Autograph Letter signed "Sir H. Davy", 1p with integral mailing leaf, 7¼x9. Park St., January 12, n.y. Also signed in address on verso: "The Council/of the Royal Society/[from] H Davy".

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  • SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER TWICE SGD.  - HFSID 288326
    SIR HUMPHRY DAVY - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER TWICE SGD. - HFSID 288326
    HUMPHRY DAVY Pleading illness, he postpones a meeting. Third Person Autograph Letter signed twice "Mr. Davy" in text, 1 page, 6½x8. No place, Wednesday, n. d. In full: "Mr. Davy is very sorry that it will not be in his power to wait on Miss Benger this evening.

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    $700.00

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