SCARCE ALS OF THE DEVELOPER OF THE BUNSEN BURNER
A NAME KNOWN TO EVERY STUDENT WHO HAS EVER TAKEN A CHEMISTY CLASS!
BUNSEN, ROBERT WILHELM. (1811-99). German chemist; discovered the elements cesium and rubidium; developed the laboratory burner that now bears his name. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “R.W. Bunsen”, in German. Two pages, octavo. Heidelberg, November 14, 1852. Very fine condition. To “Dear Colleague”. Bunsen writes:
“Enclosed I send you the application of Dr. Willkomm and the request to return it to me with your motivated vote, that I will be able to [act upon it]… Then, someone has to copy your expert opinion. Unfortunately, I was not able to receive the requested quaestorship lists, because the quaestor got the strict instruction that no one has the permission of an examination. Best regards, Your R.W. Bunsen”.
A fine ‘specimen’ for the collector of science related material.