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DAVY-40620-1.jpg "COULD I NOT DO THE BUSINESS ALONE IF SIR ROBT CONTINUES INDISPOSED"
DAVY (Sir Humphry, 1778-1829, Chemist, Inventor of the Miner's safety lamp, mentor of Michael Faraday)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to John KNOWLES, (1781-1841, Biographer of Henry Fuseli, Clerk to the Navy Office, fellow of the Royal Society) saying that he has "made all my arrangements for this visit to Sheerness. The Bishop of Carlisle was to take the chair of the Royal Society & I have refused a dinner invitation for Friday. Next week on the contrary I have made engagements which I shall find it difficult to break as they are connected with some important business. I hope Sir Robt may be well enough to go. I was at the Navy Board this morning & had I known of the continuation of his indisposition I would have called. Could I not do the business alone if Sir Robert continues indisposed - Pray let me know by tomorrow morning what his ultimate decision is. I think we need not leave London till 10 Thursday & the change of air in a close carriage will perhaps do him good ...", 3 sides 4to., with integral autograph address leaf and seal, no place, Tuesday, no date but circa

Item Date:  1822
Stock No:  40620      £1275

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DICKENS-36340-1.jpg DICKENS THINKS HE WOULD NOT WANT A 'MOONSHEE'
DICKENS (Charles, 1812-1870, Novelist)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed in full to Mrs Procter (Ann Benson née Skepper, wife, 1824, of Bryan Waller Procter, 1787-1874, the poet and lawyer 'Barry Cornwall'), sending her a "thousand thanks for your kind and considerate note. I received at the same time, one from my boy in India..." (Walter Landor Dickens, 1841-1863), "wherein he said he had seen your Patriarch and was going to 'Tiffin' with him next day. I wonder whether the 'Moonshee' was of the party. I wonder whether I should like to have a Moonshee. As at present advised I think not..." he continues that he is "heartily glad our dear Miss Berwick has achieved so great a success. Pray congratulate her, most cordially, from me and with love to Procter and with love to yourself ... affectionately yours ...", 2 sides 8vo., Gad's Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent, 9th July

Item Date:  1858
Stock No:  36340      £4750

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