WILLIAMS-WYNN, Charles Watkin. 16240

£45

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to Charles Hatchett, chemist and metallurgist, discussing the high price of Platinum, which precludes its “employment for the Military and Naval Medals”, an ounce of it insufficient for a medal. 1½ pages 8 x 5 inches, in good condition. Grafton Street, 28 March 1835. Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn (1775-1850), politician. “Sir Humphrey Davy I remember when I talked to him on the subject nearly 20 years ago expressed an expectation that from the quantity discovered in Russia it might in a short time be supplied at exactly half of what you mention is the present price …”