British scientist and Liberal politician (1818-1898). Autograph letter signed. South Kensington. 8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium. Includes a photographic portrait (105 x 148 mm).
$ 233 / 200 €
To the botanist and editor Katherine Murray Lyell (1817-1915) concerning one of her sons: "Edith has handed me Your letter. I am afraid that I cannot encourage you in regard to the Imperial Institute. There are already some hundreds of Candidates for the few places, which will not be filled for the next five years. If your son wishes to be added to the Candidates he should send in an application to Sir Frederick Abel 1 Adam St Adelphi. I hope however that he will not lose time In waiting for that chance.