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Cavendish, Henry (1731-1810)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
19
Sold for:
$2,015$1,700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Cavendish, Henry (1731-1810), Autograph letter signed, dated August 28, [c. 1785], one page, recipient unknown, enclosing three letters from Joseph Priestley that Mr. Bugge had no further use for and inquiring as to whether he would care to look over them again, later mentioning that he has not heard from [Dr. Charles] Blagden since he left Paris, 4to, (overall very good to excellent, slight toning to margins and old creases, paper mount remnants on recto).

Note: A short but interesting note that includes mention of two of the most influential scientific figures of the 18th century, Priestley and Blagden, a former assistant to Cavendish and later Secretary to the Royal Society.


Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Joseph Priestley, Bugge, Paris, Charles, Royal Society, Secretary, Fellows of the Royal Society

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