BENJAMIN FRANKLIN — AS PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OVERSEES THE INDUCTION OF EDWARD PENNINGTON, A LEADING PHILADELPHIA QUAKER MERCHANT, WHO WILL FIND HIMSELF HELD PRISONER DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR HIS REFUSAL TO SUPPORT THE WAR AGAINST BRITAIN
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. (1706-1790) Founding Father of the United States, author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. Scarce Partially-Printed Document Signed, “B. Franklin,” as President of The American Philosophical Society. One page, large oblong folio. Philadelphia. January 20, 1780.
DARWIN DIRECTS THAT HARVARD PROFESSOR ASA GRAY IS TO RECEIVE UNBOUND SHEETS OF HIS: ORIGIN OF SPECIES
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-1882). British naturalist who advanced the idea of evolution. A Superb, and apparently unpublished, Autograph Letter Signed, “Ch. Darwin.” Three pages, octavo. “4 Chester Place, Regents Park”, “Monday”, no year but circa 1860.
CHARLES DARWIN — TO EDWARD BARTLETT — 1871
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-82). British scientist and founder of evolutionary theory. Manuscript Note Boldly Signed: “Ch. Darwin / Down / Oct[ober] 17” no year, [but 1871 — from postal cancelations], penned on the verso of an imprinted UK 1/2 penny Postcard. Addressed to: “E[dward] Bartlett, 70 Delancey Street, Regent’s Park, N.W. [London]”.