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SCIENCE AUTOGRAPHS LETTERS and Signed Documents.

This category includes letters, signed photographs and other documents signed by persons noted in the field of science.  It includes natural sciences, such as chemistry and physics and social sciences, such as economics, archaeology and psychology but eminent doctors and surgeons are more likely to be found in our "Medicine" category. Science autographs form a wide category and include some of the most sought after of all autographs and a fruitful field for collectors.  Scroll down for a selection from Owen & Barlow's stock of science autographs.

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RICHARD OWEN (1804-1892) Autograph Letter Signed
RICHARD OWEN (1804-1892) Autograph Letter Signed

RICHARD OWEN Autograph letter signed. With contemporary steel engraved portrait. British palaeontologist, biologist and comparative anatomist. He coined the name "dinosaur". ALS.  1p. British Museum. October 15th 1859.  To Messrs Longman (the publishers). "Gent[leme]n,  Be so good as to send me a copy of the 6th Ed[ition] of 'The Orchard House' by Rivers, & oblige yours obed[ien]tly, Richard Owen." 8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches (18 x 11.5 cms).  Slight toning. The blank leaf of the bifolium excised to a stub which has previously been used for mounting purposes. Some old mounting residue to verso. All else very good or.....

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GBP385.00
THOMAS PAGE (1803-1877) Autograph Letter Signed
THOMAS PAGE (1803-1877) Autograph Letter Signed

THOMAS PAGE autograph letter Signed.British (English) civil engineer. Designer and builder of bridges.ALS. 2pp.  Col de Szerelmey's, 557 Oxford Street. 21st September 1869. To R.W. Marsland."I think you ought to know that Col. de Szerelmey has a mode of making paper waterproof so that the bales are packed and placed in a tin can and soldered - for long voyages - can be covered at a slight expense and secured better than without tin cans.  Your knowledge of Manchester firms would enable you to make a good [. . .?] introducing this."12mo bifolium.  Approx 5 x 4 inches (13 x.....

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GBP95.00
SIR HENRY ROSCOE (1833-1915) Autograph Letter Signed
SIR HENRY ROSCOE (1833-1915) Autograph Letter Signed

SIR HENRY ROSCOE Autograph Letter Signed. British (English) chemist.   ALS. 2pp and integral blank leaf. Victoria Park, Manchester. July 7th 1884. To William Woodall. Together with a fine contemporary portrait photograph.   "None of the good wishes to my wife and myself which we have lately received have been more welcome than yours, and I thank you much. We are having a good time with Mundella. He gave us a rattling speech on Saturday evening. I wish you were going to America with us. I suppose this is not possible?"   8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Mounting traces.....

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GBP165.00
WILLIAM JAMES RUSSELL (1830-1909) Autograph Letter Signed
WILLIAM JAMES RUSSELL (1830-1909) Autograph Letter Signed

WILLIAM JAMES RUSSELL autograph letter Signed.British (English) chemist.ALS.  2pp.  On Athenaeum Club embossed stationary.  34 Upper Hamilton Ter.  October 18th 1894.  To "My dear Blyth"."I have received your letter of the 15th about the Society of Engineers having the use of the Chem. Soc. rooms at Burlington House.  The matter no doubt will come up at the next Council, which probably will not take place till next month.  So many Societys have  [. . .?] upon us, that I should think we are pretty nearly full.  I suppose your Society is really a scientific soc.  I say this because I.....

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GBP85.00
EDWARD SABINE (1788-1883) Royal Society Subscription Receipt Signed
EDWARD SABINE (1788-1883) Royal Society Subscription Receipt Signed

SIR EDWARD SABINE Royal Society Subscription Receipt Signed. Irish geophysicist, astronomer, ornithologist and explorer. President of the Royal Society. Receipt for Four Pounds paid by Dr Copland, being the annual subscription for membership of the Royal Society. 1st May 1858.  signed by Edward Sabine as treasurer of the Society and also by the assistant secretary C.R. Weld.   18 x 10 cms (7 x 4 inches). Slight discolouration. Remains of old album leaf adhering to verso. All else very good.      Edward Sabine took part in the Ross Expedition to the Arctic in 1818 and the quest for the.....

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GBP55.00
ADAM SEDGWICK (1785-1873) Autograph Letter Signed
ADAM SEDGWICK (1785-1873) Autograph Letter Signed

ADAM SEDGWICK autograph letter Signed. British (English) geologist. One of the founders of the modern science of geology. Named the Cambrian and Devonian ages. ALS.  1p.  January 6th [no year].  To "Dear Sir". "Pray do me the favour to meet Sir E. Parry on Monday at six - I literally had not a moment to spare for writing up my notes yesterday. Very truly yours, A. Sedgwick." 8vo. Approx 7.25 x 4.5 inches (18 x 11.5 cms).  Old folds.  Small portrait of Adam Sedgwick affixed to lower right corner.  In very good condition. Adam Sedgwick was an important figure in the.....

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GEORGE STEPHENSON (1781-1848) ROBERT STEPHENSON (1803-1859) A Small Archive of Family Documents including Autograph Manuscript
GEORGE STEPHENSON (1781-1848) ROBERT STEPHENSON (1803-1859) A Small Archive of Family Documents including Autograph Manuscript

GEORGE STEPHENSON (1781-1848) engineer, inventor and founder of railways and ROBERT STEPHENSON (1803-1859), his son. A Small Archive of Family Documents including an autograph Manuscript, being a short abstract of George Stephenson's will. This collection of family documents comprises:   1. "Short Abstract of the Will of G. Stephenson Esq., made on his marriage but cancelled by will made March 1848". 1 page. 4to. This is a note abstracted from his earlier will confirming the various annuities, bequests and legacies to members of his family and his wife's right to live at his house, Tapton after his death. Although such abstracts are.....

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GBP395.00
JOHN TYNDALL (1820-1893) Autograph Letter Signed
JOHN TYNDALL (1820-1893) Autograph Letter Signed

JOHN TYNDALL Autograph Letter Signed. British physicist. Most noted for his work in the fields of diamagnetism and infrared radiation.   ALS. 1p. Royal Institution. 31st January 1871.  To "My dear Madam."   "I shall be very glad to see you on Thursday, any hour between 10 and 12, or at 2 p.m.  I would do myself the pleasure of calling upon you but my work often renders me captive. Your note I see is dated Dec 29th. I have been away from London for the last two days, otherwise you should have heard from me earlier."   12mo. Approx.....

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GBP145.00
HEWETT WATSON (1804-1881) Autograph Letter Signed
HEWETT WATSON (1804-1881) Autograph Letter Signed

HEWETT WATSON Autograph Letter Signed. Hewett Cottrell Watson. British botanist, phrenologist and evolutionary theorist. Collaborator with Charles Darwin. ALS. 3pp. Thames Ditton. January 6th 1849.  To the botanist C[harles] C[ardale] Babington.   "I see you quote Grau et Godn. Flora de France, 1. 145," in the Botanical(?) Gazette. Will you be kind enough to give me some information about it?   How do you complete the abbreviation 'Grau' with a name?  (Godn doubtless means Gordon).  Is the work complete?  And what is the price and number of volumes?  Is it a general Flora of France or of some part?  I find.....

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GBP195.00
CHARLES WHEATSTONE (1802-1875) Autograph Letter Signed
CHARLES WHEATSTONE (1802-1875) Autograph Letter Signed

CHARLES WHEATSTONE autograph letter Signed. British (English) scientist and inventor. ALS.  1p. 7 Chester Terrace, Regent's Park. June 1st 1864. To Walter White, Esq. "I am so apt to forget the day on which the annual subscription is due that I think it better to compound for the future.  The enclosed cheque is I believe drawn for the proper amount. Yours faithfully, C. Wheatstone." 8vo on mourning edge stationary. Approx 7.25 x 5.5 inches (18.5 x 14 cms).  The blank leaf of the bifolium excised to a stub which has previously been used for mounting purposes.  Slight mounting traces to.....

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GBP385.00
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