[Sir John Herschel, astronomer, inventor and polymath.] Autograph Signature ('J. F. W. Herschel') with date.

Sir John Herschel [Sir John Frederick William Herschel] (1792-1871), astronomer, inventor and polymath
Publication details: 
20 June 1850. No place.
SKU: 22401

On one side of an 8 x 15.5 cm piece of paper. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. A good large firm signature, with the date beneath, the attractive arrangement suggesting that it has been written in response to a request for an autograph rather than cut from the end of a letter. Reads: 'J. F. W. Herschel | June 20. 1850. –' The last letter of the signature develops into an underlining flourish, and there is a looped flourish under the date.