[ Oliver Lodge; Printed ] Letter and Questionnaire from the Birmingham Philosophical Society, printed., with Lodge's responses in holograph to questions and with signature Oliver Lodge, University College Liverpool with date.

Oliver Lodge, physicist and writer [ H.W.Crosskey, geologist ]
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July 12th, 1886.

Printed Circular Letter from H.W. Crosskey on behalf of the Birmingham Philosophical Society with Questionnaire from, Translation of Scientific Memoirs' Committee, dated 8 July 1886, 2 leaves, 4to, bifolium, minor staining, good condition. The Printed Letter, p.[1], from H.W. Crosskey, explains what the questionnaire is for (Action for the Translation and Publication of Foreign Scientific Memoirs to be put to the attention of the British Association).

[ Vice-Admiral Philip Howard Colomb; naval tactician, inventor, Arctic explorer, etc ] Two Autograph Letters Signed P H Colomb, both to an Editor, unnamed, about his article on Colomb lights for naval vessels.

P.H. Colomb [Vice-Admiral Philip Howard Colomb, RN (1831–1899), Royal Navy officer, historian, critic, and inventor.]
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18 Edith Villas, Fulham, S.W., 29 Jan and 4 Feb. [no year given; 1867]

Two ALSs, four pages each (an expansive hand), 12mo, bifoliums, fold marks, good condition. LETTER ONE: I have sent you by Book Post an article on Griffons loss. | To show that I do not speak at random in this article, I should tell you that I have private letters from the Commodore ([Hornby?]) saying 'I wish you would hasten ... the supply of your Lamps. Griffons [see note below] loss bears on the subject.'...| I wrote in August begging that all vessels coming out here might be supplied with Colomb's lights. I find the [last?] comers are not so blessed.

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