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 6.25 x 4 inches. Lacking integral blank leaf, else fine.
John Tyndall succeeded Michael Faraday in the positions held at the Royal Institution on Faraday's retirement. Like Faraday, Tyndall was an enthusiastic champion and educator in the cause of science and gave hundreds of public lectures at the Royal Institution and in America. In addition to his work in physics, John Tyndall was also a noted mountaineer and glaciologist and a number of glaciers and mountains were named after him.