11-14-2010 11-14-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2526B Boston
November 14, 2010 11:00AMCalender

Herschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792-1871)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2526B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 14, 2010 11:00AM


Herschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792-1871), Autograph manuscript, [c. June, 1845], sixty-four pages, loose within a three-quarter morocco small folio, notes of a speech delivered before the British Association at Cambridge University, June 19th, 1845, a lengthy speech where he lauds Cambridge men, discusses the importance of continuing astronomical research and also mentioning Antarctic expeditions and Sir John Ross, with redactions, (chipping and minor toning).

Provenance: Presented by the author to Edward Everett.
Estimate $2,000-4,000


John Frederick William, Cambridge University, Antarctic, John Ross, author to Edward Everett, Edward Everett