CHRISTIE, Samuel Hunter. 17099



Autograph Letter Signed, to Dyer Knott, saying he is just recovering from an inflammation in his eyes, and he has been occupied with official duties, but now forwards a short run of Dr. Gregory’s letters. 2½ pages, remains of guard where formerly mounted, in good condition. The Common, Woolwich, 1 August 1846. Samuel Hunter Christie (1784-1865), mathematician, took a particular interest in terrestrial magnetism. He took an important share in promoting the great advance in magnetical science, which received its impulse from the observations made during the Arctic voyages in 1818 and 1819. “The short run I have selected, though connected with official matters, I consider there is no impropriety in communicating, but I have thought it right to draw my pen through a name.”