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

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Scott in Tweedside, saying that her letter was waiting for him on his return to Edinburgh explaining that he "did not leave Ireland till the last week in August & since I have been in Scotland, I have been staying at Buchanan House & not expecting any letters at Edinburgh I gave no directions respecting any that might arrive there ...", thanking her and her husband for the "kind invitation to Morton. I am now called South by some engagements & I have a very short time only to stay in Scotland; but I hope I shall be able to spend one or two of the few days which remain at my disposal on the banks of the Tweed ...", hoping to call on Mrs Scott on Sunday or Monday to pay his respects and spend a day "in your hospitable mansion if I find you disengaged ...", 2 sides 4to., with integral autograph address leaf with seal, Edinburgh, 11th September

Item Date:  1823

Stock No:  40180      £1250


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