Electrical engineer (1892-1963), Chief Engineer to the BBC, 1923-9, who 'planned the Regional Scheme, now in operation, for British Broadcasting to give alternative programme service; [.] pioneer work on Wire Broadcasting particularly for using electric mains for programme distribution' (Who's Who'). One page, quarto. Folded three times. Good, but somewhat grubby, with one inch closed tear. Bearing the Society's stamp just beneath the BBC logo. Signed in pencil 'P Eckersley'. 'I am enclosing herewith copy of the proof of my statement, which you wil see I have slightly amended'. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Typed Note Signed to the Secretary, Royal ...
Editorial: 14 July ; on copperplate letterhead of 'The British Broadcasting Company | Limited. | 2, Savoy Hill, | Victoria Embankment, | London, W.C.2.'
Año de publicación: 1924
Descripción 7 December ; on letterhead of Association of Chambers of Commerce of the United Kingdom., 1914. English engineer (1879-1966), Secretary of the Associated British Chambers of Commerce, 1912-46. Very good, though creased and on slightly discoloured paper. Bearing the Society's stamp. Reads 'I beg to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your Journal of the 4th December, for which I am greatly obliged. | I enclose herewith the report of a recent meeting of this Association in exchange.' Signed 'R. B. Dunwoody'. Nº de ref. de la librería 4137
Descripción 25 February ; on letterhead of The Curwen Press Ltd, Plaistow, London, E.13., 1952. 8vo, 1 p. Good, on aged paper, with staple holes to top left-hand corner. Docketed in blue ink. He thanks the Secretary for his 'invitation for me to take the Chair on Wednesday, 23 April, which I am most happy to accept'. Nº de ref. de la librería 6289
Descripción 12 August ; on letterhead '64, Victoria Street, | Westminster, | London, S.W.1.', 1922. British engineer (1862-1932), President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and for thirteen years 'Engineer-in-Chief, Charing Cross, West End, and City Electric Supply Corporation, Ltd'. One page, quarto. Very good. Thanks Menzies for a copy of the Society's journal, 'including Dr. Crowley's Paper with my contribution'. Signed 'W. H. Patchell'. Nº de ref. de la librería 3804
Descripción 18 November ; on letterhead of the Advertiser's Weekly ('THE ORGAN OF BRITISH ADVERTISING')., 1927. Naval author and journalist (died 1942). One page, quarto. Discoloured with age and with a few closed tears but in good condition overall. Docketed and bearing the Society's stamp. 'I should be obliged if you could let me have copies of any promotion matter which you have put out in recent years for the purpose of attracting artists to enter competitions for poster designs.' Signed 'H. C. Ferraby' ('EDITOR'). Nº de ref. de la librería 3857
Descripción Headed Government Laboratory Clement's Inn Passage Strand London WC2 8 July RSA date stamp, 1925. One page, 4to, fold marks, good condition. "I have your letter of the 7th and saw the bearer, Mr E.F. Burns. As it happens we are advertising at the moment for Temporry Asistant Chemists, and I gave him a form of application. | I thionk he should have a chance of being appointed if we do not have in reply to the advertisement a large number of ex-service men of sufficient attainment. We are still under an obligation to take on these, other things being equal.". Nº de ref. de la librería 19254
Descripción 20 February and 14 March ; both on crested letterhead of the Harper Adams Agricultural College, Newport, Hampshire., 1940. Agricultural chemist (1876-1964). Both one page, quarto, and very good, though lightly creased. The letter carries a few light carbon-paper stains. The note informs the editor of the R.S.A. journal that Crowther is returning the 'corrected copy of my remarks in the discussion on my paper. | I presume that you will be sending me a supply of reprints when the Journal comes out'. The letter thanks the secretary for the copies of the journal. 'You will recall that at the meeting the desire was expressed that copies of my address should go to the Ministers of Food and Agriculture, and I think that these will perhaps go more effectively direct from the Society than from me. I should be grateful, therefore, if you would send these copies if you have not already done so, and would suggest further that copies should also be sent to Mr. Lloyd George and Mr. Wilfred Roberts, M.P., who have been prominent in leading the debate on the subject in the House of Commons.'. Nº de ref. de la librería 3905
Descripción The two letters 30 December and 12 June 1939; the note docketed 31 March 1938. All three items from 'Glenview' Harp Hill Battledown Cheltenham Gloucestershire., 1938. Children's writer, poet and illustrator. All three items one page, quarto. All in good condition, with minimal staining. All three docketed, and the two letters signed 'Dorothy AH. Mills. F.R.S.A.' LETTER ONE: She enjoyed a 'magnificent' item by F. T. Blanchard in the Society's magazine 'immensely': 'it contained what it seems to me we have lost in England, in the appreciation of Letters, - namely, spirituality and idealism, and the Divine plan in the life of the individual. English Letters have been too much influenced by the blight of Communism [.] I have recently written an historical novel myself, of the Thirteenth Century, and have been up against the immense problems, in fact, I was five years experimenting, but when I came to write it as it now stands, it took me only three months.' LETTER TWO: She enjoyed 'Dr. Stewart's charming lecture on "The Burmese Stage". It seems to me these plays (in their traditional form) are a direct survival of the ritual of old Nature worship'. Draws several parallels and ends 'I prefer these plays left untouched as far as possible by too many modern additions'. NOTE: She suggests 'Earl Baldwin. | Lord Baden Powell. | Lord Tweedsmuir.' 'for names for awards of the Albert Medal. 1938.' 'I am afraid I am not conversant with the names of great scientists, and I can't think of any great living artists worthy.'. Nº de ref. de la librería 3763
Descripción 21 October, 21 November and 9 December ; 1 May 1929; all on Royal Automobile Club letterhead., 1927. General manager of the Royal Automobile Club (1871-1944). All four items one page, quarto. All four in good condition and signed 'F. P. Armstrong'. All four docketed and two bearing R.S.A. stamp. Note one asks for '100 stamped envelopes' for sending to 'Members of the Committee and others who would be interested in the papers that are to be read before the Royal Society'. Note two thanks the editor of the R.S.A. Journal for the 'copies of Mr. O'Gorman's paper'. In note three Armstrong has 'no suggestions to offer' [.] 'in connection with the Prize which is being offered for a design of a Petrol Filling Station'. Note four is on the same subject, and asks for 'two or more photographic prints of the prize design' and a spare copy of 'the Judges' Report'. Nº de ref. de la librería 3913
Descripción Victoria & Albert Museum, 5 and 20 May., 1925. Museum Curator and Authority on Ceramics (see DNS). Total, two pages, good condition. (5 May 1925) "I have handed on your enquiry to Mr. A.J. Koop, my colleague who deals with cloisonne enamels. My own concern with enamelling is limited to painted enamels." (20 May) He expresses pleasure at being invited to judge "the designs for pottery and glass at the forthcoming competition of the Society of Arts. . ." Two items, Nº de ref. de la librería 3810
Descripción 2 and 1930 1; one on embossed Colonial Office letterhead and two on letterhead of the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures., 1928. All three items very good, and the first bearing the Society's stamp. Item One (15 June 1928, foolscap, 1 p, 12 lines): He has received a notice of a meeting by 'the Dominions and Colonies Section Committee' and asks Perry to 'please explain the position to me'. 'I am not quite clear why I am being asked as I cannot remember ever having been put on this Committee. True, Sir Humphrey Leggett suggested over a year ago that I should join the Society again as he thought I might be of some use to your Committee. I duly rejoined the Society, but heard nothing more about the Committee.' Item Two (6 December 1928, on embossed Colonial Office letterhead, 4to, 1 p, 4 lines): He will 'pass to the members of the Advisory Committee', as Perry suggests, the 'tickets for a paper on Negro Agriculture, by the Right Hon. Lord Olivier'. Item Three (8 September 1930, 8vo, 1 p, 4 lines): Asking for a copy of the Society's statutes. Nº de ref. de la librería 6278