Early T.L.S. small 4to., 1 page, on his ornate black bordered mourning stationary, Kensington Park Gardens, December 26th 1889, to French editor and publisher [Jean] Olivier, in part: "...I will do all I can for your first number, but I am afraid it will not be much, for all the Societies are taking holiday. I am however able to enclose a Proof report of the last meeting of the Physical Society." "I have just received an early copy of Professor Dewar's lecture on Phosphorescence and Ozone at the Royal Institution in June last. I think you will like to have it as the experiments described in it are very striking. I would prefer you did not mention my name in connection with supplying you with reports of the societies. As for the fee for doing this I propose to see how it works for a month or two and then I shall be in a position to see what the expenses are." Three tiny pinholes at left-hand margin, otherwise in very good condition.
English physicist and chemist whose inventions included the 100% ultraviolet blocking sunglass lens. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of Thallium.
Condition: Very Good(+)