Herschel, John Frederick William, British astronomer and naturalist (1792-1871). Autograph letter signed.

London, 30 Dec. 1850.

Oblong 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium with integral address panel.


To the Austrian physicist and mathematician Andreas von Ettingshausen (1796-1878): "The enclosed was addressed by me to the Lord von Hammer-Purgstall President of the Imperial Academy in Vienna.

It has now been returned to my hands from Vienna by the Post office, as having been refused being written on 'nicht angenommen'.

Permit me therefore to request you as Secretary to the Academy to receive it as conveying my thanks to that body and to request your attention to the Post-scriptum and believe me to be [...]".

Paper slightly torn from breaking the seal.

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