AIRY (Sir George Biddell, 1801-1892, Astronomer Royal 1836-1881)

Autograph Letter Signed to Leone Levi, 1821-1888, Italian-born merchant at Liverpool, writer on mercantile law and history, 1st Professor of Commerce at King's College London, saying he has "not seen any Report of the Conference" and requesting "two copies of the no. of the Journal of Society of Arts to which you refer", 1 side 8vo., Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 27th May

Airy was famous for "weighing the earth", using variations in the pendulum at the top and bottom of a mine-shaft. Professor Levi published statistical summaries of Parliamentary Papers, 1856-1868.

Item Date:  1870

Stock No:  19870      £55

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