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Glenn Seaborg

Glenn Seaborg

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Glenn Seaborg

Nobel Prize–winning chemist (1912–1999) who was instrumental in the discovery of several elements. Handwritten manuscript in pencil by Seaborg, unsigned, two pages, 8.5 x 11, no date. Two pages from one of Seaborg’s drafts of an essay on scientific history. In part: “…for methods to transform common material into gold, who in their wandering study of substances with their crude apparatus were the forerunners of the modern chemists…A number of the elements were known during biblical times, although of course the present concept of the chemical elements was not recognized. Thus the metals gold, silver, copper, lead, iron, tin, mercury, and also possibly zinc, as well as the nonmetals sulfur and carbon, were all well known and mentioned in the literature some 2000 years ago.” Includes a 1980 TLS enclosing the pages, signed “Glenn T. Seaborg.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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  • Auction Title: Autographs, Artifacts & Animation
  • Dates: #489 - Ended December 07, 2016

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