[James Williamson, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Jas. Williamson') to his brother Alexander Williamson, Laird of Balgray, discussing financial matters and his son George's choice of career.
2pp., foolscap 8vo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The breaking of the seal has resulted in slight loss at the foot of the gutter, affecting two words of text. Verso of second leaf addressed, with two postmarks and red wax seal, to 'Alexander Williamson Esqr | Alisons Square | Edinburgh'. Addressing his 'Dear B[rothe]r.', he begins by discussing 'Two Bonds of Corroboration', which he has 'this Day subscribed at the College of Glasgow [...] before these Witnesses - John Mc.Lachlan Master of Work to the University of Glasgow And Robert Cross Chambers Keeper to the said University'. 'Your Acts of Friendship for me give me much pleasure & I shall ever retain a very high & a most grateful sense of them'. His son George 'Prefers the Business of a Surgeon to any other whatever His mother & I & Mr. Bruce wish to get him Fixed in the firmary at Edinr, when he is Qualified for that station'.