FAIRBAIRN, Sir William. 19135



Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Fairbairn’, agreeing to propose his correspondent as a Fellow of the Royal Society. A good one page example, 7 x 4 inches. Athenaeum Club, 3 December 1866. Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874), engineer, established ship building works in London (1835-49), patented principle of wrought-iron girders for use in bridge construction.