[John Brown, industrialist and Yorkshireman] Autograph Letter Signed "John Brown" to "His Worship the Mayor of Sheffield".

John Brown (1816–1896), industrialist, known as the Father of the South Yorkshire Iron Trade. [Oaks Colliery disater
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[Embossed heading] Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield, 20 Dec. 1866.

One page, 12mo, edges sunned and stained, text slightly obscured but readable. "I regret I was confined to the House yesterday (in fact since Saturday so could not attend the meeting at the [?] Hall in the sad Oaks Colliery affair [worst ever English mining disaster] [.] My two partners were also from Home. Will you add the name of my Company 'John Brown & Co." without LImited for £100[.] If our Directors will not pay the same I will."

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]
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13 July 1916 and 26 May 1917; on American Geographical Society letterheads.

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.

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