Hawes, Lloyd E. collection of autographed letters, 1791-1967 (inclusive). H MS c1

Description

Consists of autographed letters, mostly from eminent 19th century scientists, which were collected by Lloyd E. Hawes. The largest number of letters from a single writer is the 41 letters by Florence Nightingale. Dated 1856-1897, they mainly concern the health of Nightingale's brother-in-law though an 1856 letter from the Crimea, with information about conditions during the war there, is also included. Among other individuals represented in the collection are: Antoine César Becquerel, Edmond Becquerel, Sir William Crookes, Marie and Pierre Curie, Michael Faraday, William Thomson Kelvin, Louis Pasteur, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, John Tyndall, Charles Wheatstone, and Helen Brooke Taussig.

Items in the Hawes, Lloyd E. collection of autographed letters, 1791-1967 (inclusive). H MS c1 Collection

Letter from Florence Nightingale
Acknowledgement of a previous letter, and request for a copy of her revised article from the printer.

Letter from Florence Nightingale
Attempt to schedule an appointment with a man of "multifarious occupations" outside of London.

Letter from Florence Nightingale and transcript
Compliments to a printer or publisher of Nightingale's writing, and an order for one hundred copies of the finished work.

Letter from Florence Nightingale and transcript
Private letter concerning the reprinting Nightingale's "Stastitical" and "Social Science" papers for a book.

Letter from Florence Nightingale to Mrs. Samsom and information card
Letter to Mrs. Samsom regarding Mrs. Samsom and Mrs. Davis leaving Scutari for health reasons. Nightingale has bought passage for them on a boat to England, the "Cleopatra", and arranges for her payment.

Letter from Florence Nightingale to James Davis with envelope
Acknowledgement and thanks for a cheque for subscription to the "F[?]dnen Fund".

Letter from Florence Nightingale to Sir Guy Douglas Arthur and transcript
Acknowledgement of reports sent to Nightingale, and an attempt to make an appointment to meet in person.

Fragment of a letter from Florence Nightingale to Charles Frewen and transcript
Nightingale seeks help in finding a house in Hapstead for herself and her mother, both of whom are ill.

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