EPPS, James. 17596



A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, to Dr. John Lee, describing a recent storm and the incessant lightning, a double rainbow, sending to him “the famous ‘Instrument’ for the Cape”. 2½ pages 9 x 7 inches, address panel, in good condition. Hartwell, 9 July 1839. James Epps, astronomical assistant to Dr. John Lee at Hartwell. He was formerly Assistant Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society. John Lee (1783-1866), collector of antiquities and man of science, Fellow of the Royal Society, original member of the Royal Astronomical Society, member of the Geological Society, etc.