Collection of autographs of scientists, 1772-1973

Mss.B.R199

Date: 1772-1973 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, Ca. 300 items

Abstract

A miscellaneous collection of letters, mainly of English scientists, written to various people. There are mostly one or two letters, except for those of John Peter Gassiot, William Huggins, Edwin R. Lankester, James Mackintosh, David Prain, and William Whewell.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 300 items.

Provenance

Purchased from W. Myers (Sotheby, Rawlins auction; Lots 815, 821; £1319.50) and accessioned, 06/--/1980 (1980 1301ms).

Early American History Note

Compiled by collector Ray Rawlins, The Autograph Collection of Scientists contains approximately two boxes of letters from prominent scientists, mostly dating to the mid- nineteenth century. Nearly all of the letters are to and from British scientists.

Indexing Terms


Family Name(s)

  • Müller, F. Max -- (Friedrich Max),

Genre(s)

  • Autographs.
  • Scientific Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892
  • Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871
  • Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857
  • Bowerbank, James Scott, 1797-1877
  • Cole, Henry, 1808-1882
  • Dawkins, William Boyd, 1838-1929
  • Druce, George Claridge, 1850-1932
  • Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867
  • Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925
  • Foster, M., Sir (Michael), 1836-1907
  • Gassiot, John Peter, 1797-1877
  • Holland, Henry, Sir
  • Huggins, William, Sir, 1824-1910
  • Humphrey, George
  • Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907
  • Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929
  • Lysons, Daniel, 1762-1834
  • Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765-1832
  • Milne, John, 1850-1913
  • Playfair, Lyon Playfair, Baron, 1818-1898
  • Powell, Baden, 1796-1860
  • Prain, D. (David)
  • Rawlins, Ray,1917-,collector.
  • Tyndall, John, 1820-1893
  • Whewell, William, 1794-1866
  • Winsor, F. A. (Frederick Albert), 1763-1830

Subject(s)

  • Beyond Early America
  • Science and technology
  • Scientists -- Great Britain.