Together with a fine carte de visite portrait photograph.
English physicist and chemist who made important contributions to science of electomagnetism and electrolysis. Discoverer of Benzine and inventor of an early form of the Bunsen burner.
ALS. 1p (with integral blank leaf). Royal Institution. 27th July, 1838. To Mr. Shipman.
"I have just returned to town and much regret that I could not reply to your letter sooner."
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Paper watermarked J. Green & Son 1838. Glue stain and piece of old album leaf on integral blank but the text leaf is in very fine condition. The carte de visite photograph is an albumen silver print (4 x 2.5 inches inc photographers mount) by (George) Herbert Watkins. It shows Michael Faraday full length, holding a book and it was taken in the 1850s. It is identical to the example held in the National Portrait Gallery. In fine condition.
Michael Faraday is considered to be one of the most influential scientists of all time. Einstein kept a picture of Michael Faraday on his wall, along with those of Sir Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell.