FITZROY (Robert, 1805-1865, Vice-Admiral, Hydrographer & Meteorologist, travelled & wrote with Darwin, invented the Fitzroy Barometer & Weather Forecasts)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Emerson, (Sir James Emerson TENNENT, 1804-1869, Traveller, Politician & Author), hoping that "the charts sent with this note will supply the required information. If so, it will be a gratification to their designer (who has no 'copyright') ..." 2 sides 8vo., B.T. February

B.T. is the Board of Trade where Admiral FitzRoy was now very active as Meteorological Statist.
Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869, Traveller, Politician & Author), a former Governor of Ceylon, was also now at the Board of Trade as its Permanent Secretary. As an M.P. in 1842, he had promoted the Copyright of Designs Bill, which gave manufacturers great encouragement, in particular those who exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Item Date:  1857

Stock No:  38598     


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