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Lot #106
Ernest Rutherford

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New Zealand-born physicist and chemist (1871-1937) who discovered the concept of radioactive half-life; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908. TLS signed “E. Rutherford,” one page, 8 x 10, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge letterhead, July 9, 1927. In full: "I am very glad to hear that the friends of H. F. Osborn are arranging to celebrate his seventieth birthday. I have much pleasure in enclosing my signature to add to the resolution." In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge. Henry Fairfield Osborn was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenist, and the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #529 - Ended June 13, 2018

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