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DAMPIER (Sir William Cecil Dampier, 1867-1952, F.R.S.)

Signature from the end of a letter, n.d., c.

Item Date:  1930
Stock No:  19642      £20

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[DARWIN (Charles, 1809-1882, Naturalist, Writer of 'The Origin of Species')]

Fine unsigned Woodburytype Portrait Photograph, by Lock and Whitfield, showing him head and shoulders, three quarter face, with his full beard, oval 4½" x 3½" on mount 10¾" x 8", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1880
Stock No:  54343      £975

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DAVID (Sir (Tannatt William) Edgeworth, 1858-1934, Professor of Geology at Sydney, 1891-1924, Antarctic Explorer)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Sir', thanking him "for your very kind offer of a slab of clay shale containing fossil impressions of 'Glossopteris'", the tongue-like leaves of an extinct fossil tree of the Permian Period, "It will be I am sure a valuable addition to our Collection of fossils at the University", and saying "The bearer James Smith will bring the specimen up to the University if you will kindly let him", with a set of 7 photographs connected with Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, in which Edgeworth David went as scientist, 5 prints (including one duplicate) show David, in suit and hat, with others, looking round the Nimrod in Sydney Harbour, where he joined the expedition, and 2 prints show the grand gathering in the Great Hall of Sydney University, to welcome the expedition back, one showing a sled and some of the clothing worn, the letter 1 side 8vo., University of Sydney, 1st October 1891, mounted on a display board 20" x 16", the prints 4" x 2½" (5), 1907, and 3½" x 5½" (2), on a second board 20" x 15¼",

Item Date:  1909
Stock No:  55970      £2750

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DAVIES (Nathaniel Edward Yorke, b. 1844, M.D., Food Writer)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Robinson, of Sampson, Low, Marston & Co., saying he "sent a cheque ... about a week ago, and asked how the book was going on etc, and also suggesting that the next edition might be brought out at 2/6", he has had only a formal receipt, also has seen no advertisements for his book lately, "I dont know what I have done to offend Mr Marston ... so perhaps you will answer this letter", 3 sides 8vo, 44 Harley Street, 29th March

Item Date:  1895
Stock No:  17037      £15

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DAVY (Sir Humphry, 1778-1829, Chemist, Inventor of the Miner's safety lamp, mentor of Michael Faraday)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to John KNOWLES, (1781-1841, Biographer of Henry Fuseli, Clerk to the Navy Office, fellow of the Royal Society) saying that he has "made all my arrangements for this visit to Sheerness. The Bishop of Carlisle was to take the chair of the Royal Society & I have refused a dinner invitation for Friday. Next week on the contrary I have made engagements which I shall find it difficult to break as they are connected with some important business. I hope Sir Robt may be well enough to go. I was at the Navy Board this morning & had I known of the continuation of his indisposition I would have called. Could I not do the business alone if Sir Robert continues indisposed - Pray let me know by tomorrow morning what his ultimate decision is. I think we need not leave London till 10 Thursday & the change of air in a close carriage will perhaps do him good ...", 3 sides 4to., with integral autograph address leaf and seal, no place, Tuesday, no date but circa

Item Date:  1822
Stock No:  40620      £1275

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