Lot #390
Sir John Sinclair Letter Signed

Uncommon handwritten letter by the pioneering statistician
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Uncommon handwritten letter by the pioneering statistician

British politician, writer, and pioneering data collector and researcher (1754-1835) who introduced the word 'statistics' into the English language in his vast 21-volume work, Statistical Account of Scotland. LS, one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, March 29, 1797. Handwritten letter to "The Governor of Virginia," James Wood, in full: "I have the honor herewith to transmit to you an account which I have just printed, of the Origin of the Board of Agriculture, and its progress for three years after its establishment, by which you will perceive the nature of our exertions for the internal Improvement and general benefit of this Country. I shall much esteem your casting an Eye over this paper when you leisure permits. You will perceive that the suggestions which it contains, and the plan of the Institution in general, tend not only to the advantage of these kingdoms but of, even other Countries. The Board of Agriculture will I am persuaded be happy on every occasion to be favoured with any hints from you connected with the object of its establishment. The other Copies of the work herewith sent, I beg you would have the goodness to circulate among the Gentlemen of your acquaintance who are attached to such inquiries." In fine condition.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021

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