Autograph Letter Signed, to T.Twining, replying that “my experiments with Lucifer Matches” were made some time ago, referring to his paper “on the application of Electricity to the explosion of Gunpowder in the Journal of the Chemical Society”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. Royal Arsenal Woolwich, 25 January 1864. Sir Frederick Augustus Abel (1827-1902), chemist, inventor of cordite, author of works on explosives.