Two Typed Letters Signed to the Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Isaiah Bowman [John Hopkins University; American Geographical Society of New York; Royal Society of Arts]
Publication details: 
13 July 1916 and 26 May 1917; on American Geographical Society letterheads.
SKU: 4150

Canadian-born American geographer (1878-1950), President of John Hopkins University, a member of the American delegation at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, at which the United Nations was founded. Both letters docketed and bearing the Society's stamp. Both good though lightly creased and on slightly discoloured paper; letter one with a spike-hole (not affecting text) and letter two with rust stains from a paperclip. LETTER ONE (one page, 12mo): having examined the requested copies of the Royal Society's journal, Bowman (as Director of the American Geographical Society) finds that 'your publications will be of interest to us and it will therefore give us much pleasure to place your name on the exchange list of this Society as you propose.' LETTER TWO (one page, quarto): requests permision to 'reprint Colonel Sir Thomas Holdich's article on "Between the Indus and the Euphrates" [...] We would wish to use the greater part of it. | Because we never make a charge on reprints of articles in our magazine, the GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, we can not offer you compensation for the article but full credit would naturally be given your Society. And we would be happy to reciprocate at any time.'