TYNDALL, John. 21511

£100

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Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Tyndall’, informing his correspondent that he has sent the paper to the Editor of the Philosophical Magazine, “but I have long since ceased to be connected with the perusal. Hence I could do nothing but forward it.” A good one page example, 7 x 4 inches. Royal Institution, 19 March, no year given. John Tyndall (1820-1893), scientist, mountaineer, author of the classic The Glaciers Of The Alps (1860). His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism, which led to his appointment as successor to Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution in 1862.