CHARLES BABBAGE autograph Letter Signed.
British mathematician and inventor of the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine. Credited as "the father of the computer".
ALS. 1p plus integral blank leaf. Dorset St., Manchester Sq. 14th February, 1859. To "My dear Mrs Robinson".
"Many thanks for your kind invitation Saturday next - I will gladly accept it. In great haste. Ever truly yours, C. Babbage".
16mo. Approx 4.5 x 3.5 inches. Mounting residue to verso of integral blank leaf. VG.
Provenance: From the 19th century album of Emma Marshall of Penwortham Kodge, Preston. Emma was the daughter of William Marshall, landowner and cotton manufacturer and was related by marriage to the Miller family of Baronets, M.P.s and landowners.