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Faraday, Michael (1791-1867) Autograph Letter Signed, Edinburgh, 28 July 1847 [or 1867].

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2865B
Lot:
27
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$1,046$850

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Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Faraday, Michael (1791-1867) Autograph Letter Signed, Edinburgh, 28 July 1847 [or 1867].
Single sheet, paper with mourning edge, inscribed on one page. To British mathematician and logician Augustus de Morgan (1806-1872) declining a look at de Morgan's paper, citing memory loss and an inability to consider philosophical subjects. Old folds, closed tear to top edge, hole punched through the sheet just above the first line, touching the top of the word "I"; 7 x 4 1/4 in.
"I really do not know where to refer you to, for one part of my trouble is loss of memory and that makes all matters of reference misty & uncertain to me."
For more on Faraday's malady, see Dr. E.H. Hare's, "Michael Faraday's Memory Loss," published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, July 1974, pages 617-618.
Estimate $350-550


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Augustus de Morgan, E.H. Hare, Autograph, Faraday, Faraday constant, Glasites, Michael Faraday

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