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SCIENCE AUTOGRAPHS LETTERS and Signed Documents.

This category includes letters, signed photographs and other documents signed by persons noted in the field of science.  It includes natural sciences, such as chemistry and physics and social sciences, such as economics, archaeology and psychology but eminent doctors and surgeons are more likely to be found in our "Medicine" category. Science autographs form a wide category and include some of the most sought after of all autographs and a fruitful field for collectors.  Scroll down for a selection from Owen & Barlow's stock of science autographs.

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LEONE LEVI (1821-1888) Autograph Letter Signed
LEONE LEVI (1821-1888) Autograph Letter Signed

LEONE LEVI autograph letter Signed. British (Italian born, Jewish) statistician and economist.   ALS. 1p plus integral blank leaf. 10 Ferrars Building, Temple, London. 25th November 1864. To J. Macrae Moir.   "I regret I shall not be able to attend the meeting of stewards on Monday evening having to lecture at King's College."   8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Docketed on verso and with slight mounting traces on verso of integral blank leaf.   Leone Levi advocated and was instrumental in introducing local chambers of commerce and in 1849 founded the first of these, the Liverpool Chamber of.....

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SAMUEL LISTER (1815-1906) Autograph Letter Signed
SAMUEL LISTER (1815-1906) Autograph Letter Signed

SAMUEL LISTER Autograph LETTER Signed. Samuel Cunliffe Lister was a British inventor and industrialist. He was the inventor of the wool combing machine, the velvet loom and the railway air-brake.   ALS. 2pp. Lister & Co., Manningham Mills, near Bradford. September 22nd 1865. To "Dear Sir".   "I have given some thought to the idea of using silk for the cable and I am positive it is the by far the best thing yet thought of, as you may obtain enormous strength with little bulk, and I am quite satisfied that no cable of importance will be made of any other.....

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JOSEPH LOCKE (1805-1860) Autograph Letter Signed
JOSEPH LOCKE (1805-1860) Autograph Letter Signed

JOSEPH LOCKE Autograph letter Signed.British (English) railway engineer.ALS.  1p.  13 Duke Street, Westminster.  July 25th 1855.  To J. D. Tolme."Having only returned to town on Monday, I beg to say that you can fix any hour during the present week between 12 and 4 o'clock in which to see me on the subject contained in your note of the 4th inst."8vo bifolium.  Approx 7 x 4.5 inches (18 x 11 cms).  Docketed and with mounting traces to verso of integral blank leaf.  Near fine.Joseph Locke began his career working with George and Robert Stephenson but quickly rose to a position.....

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CHARLES LYELL (1797-1875) Autograph Letter Signed
CHARLES LYELL (1797-1875) Autograph Letter Signed

CHARLES LYELL autograph letter Signed. British geologist. Considered to be the founder of modern geology. ALS.  4pp. 53 Harley Street, London. August 27th 1863. To R. Monat, Esq. "I have sent off today a packet of MS for the appendix of the French translation to Paris and have told Msr. Chaper (27 Rue de la Tournelle) that if he doubts as to the writing in any part or as to the meaning that I am sure you will help him, also that I have begged you to call on him and tell him how long you stay in Paris.  I.....

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CHARLES LYELL (1797-1875) Autograph Letter Signed
CHARLES LYELL (1797-1875) Autograph Letter Signed

CHARLES LYELL Autograph letter Signed. British (English) geologist. Considered to be the 'father' of the modern science of geology. ALS.  2pp.  73 Harley Street.  July 7th 1868.  To Walter White (Assistant Secretary to the Royal Society). "I want to borrow two memoirs from the Royal Society which I hope are in the Library.  1st - Revue Archeologique 1866 for Lenormand's paper on 'a buried village at Sautorin' p. 423.  This perhaps is not the exact title.  2nd - Comptes Rendues LXIII p. 642 for a paper by M. Cigalla on the same subject."  [etc.]. 8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches.....

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GUIGLIELMO MARCONI (1874-1937) Autograph Signature
GUIGLIELMO MARCONI (1874-1937) Autograph Signature

GUGLIELMO MARCONI AUTOGRAPH Signature. Italian pioneer of wireless and Nobel Prize winner.   Autograph signature, dated in his hand, 20th February 1931, on post-card. A fine, large signature.   Approx 5.25 x 3.25 inches. One or two very slight foxing spots, else fine.   The autograph of Marconi is a comparative rarity amongst modern scientific AUTOGRAPHS.    ..

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CARLO MATTEUCCI (1811-1868) Autograph Letter Signed
CARLO MATTEUCCI (1811-1868) Autograph Letter Signed

CARLO MATTEUCCI Autograph Letter Signed. Italian physicist and pioneer of the study of bioelectricity.   ALS. 1p. Corliano. 26th November. No year. To "My Dear Sir".   "Having heard that you are still at Pisa, I hope you will give me the pleasure of dining with me today at 2 o'clock."   8vo. Approx 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Old creases. Some browning. Laid down on part of an old album leaf. Good.   Carlo Matteucci was professor of physics at the University of Pisa. He is best known for his research into bioelectricity and the ability of biological tissues to.....

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JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873) Autograph Letter Signed
JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873) Autograph Letter Signed

JOHN STUART MILL Autograph LETTER Signed. Together with a good contemporary portrait photograph.   British political economist and philosopher.   ALS.  3pp.  Blackheath Park, Kent.  April 2nd 1870.  To Mr. [James Edwin Thorold] Rogers.   "If my time admitted of it, I should have much pleasure in reviewing your edition of Adam Smith for some periodical.  But I seldom have time to write reviews and do not see my way to being able to do so at present.  An index is, no doubt, very valuable when made as you would make it.  But to make an index to a scientific.....

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SIR RODERICK MURCHISON (1792-1871) Autograph Letter Signed
SIR RODERICK MURCHISON (1792-1871) Autograph Letter Signed

SIR RODERICK MURCHISON Autograph Letter Signed. Sir Roderick Impey Murchison. British (Scottish) geologist. The first to classify and name the Silurian system of rocks.   ALS. 4pp. No place. February 27th 1865.  To Lord Ellenborough.   "Since you called on me, I have seen a Russian map on which is laid down the boundary fixed upon (as they say, definitively) and along which forts are now being erected. I have already created [?] it on my copy of Stanford's map. You were quite right. The Tchan-kesh of that map is the Tchan-kand of the Russians and is the only place along.....

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SIR RODERICK MURCHISON (1792-1871) Autograph Signature with Photograph
SIR RODERICK MURCHISON (1792-1871) Autograph Signature with Photograph

SIR RODERICK MURCHISON Autograph Signature with Photograph. Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet. British (Scottish) geologist. The first to classify and name the Silurian system of rocks.   Autograph signature cut from the foot of a letter and mounted on card. Together with a rare photographic portrait of Roderick Murchison by the French photographer Camille Silvy. The photograph is a carte de visite circa 1860 and shows Roderick Murchison full-length, seated, with an open book and with geological specimens on a table.   The autograph signature has mounting residue to verso but is else very good. The carte de visite photograph.....

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