Autographed Letter Signed by the steamboat and railroad pioneer

ROBERTS, Solomon White (1811 - 1882)

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Place Published: Philadelphia
Date Published: 1845

Description: Autographed letter signed, regarding the installation of a propeller in the steamboat "Experiment" in 1845 -- a time when the propeller was just being introduced. In part: "...Resolved, That Messrs. Betts & Lloyd, of Wilmington, be permitted to place a New Engine, boiler, and propeller in the steamboat 'Experiment', without being restricted to the weight of two tons..." 1 page, 4to, 9.75 x 7.5 inches, with an addendum on verso by Lloyd and Betts, engineers concerned in the matter. Address, wax seal, and postmarks on verso. Philadelphia, June 7, 1845. Several folds; very good condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 218330

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Howdy and Happy Fourth of July. Just want to let you know that the Dick Grace book came. A nice copy, as promised. Grace was quite a fellow: the only person I ever heard of who crashed planes for a living and died of old age. I was in The Argosy once, years ago, 1997 or so. Hope to get in again one of these days, but NYC is a long way from here. Thanks again for helping me out with this. Best - Bob H.
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