Autograph Letter Signed ("JFW Herschel"), to General P–, introducing his son. Sir John Frederick William Herschel.
Autograph Letter Signed ("JFW Herschel"), to General P–, introducing his son

Autograph Letter Signed ("JFW Herschel"), to General P–, introducing his son.

Collingwood [House, Hawkhurst]: April 12, 1867.

3 pp. Very Good, old folds Item #308821

Reading in part: "This will be handed to you by my son Lieut. John Herschel R[oyal] B[engal] E[ngineers] ... who is very desirous of an introduction to you...." Herschel also regrets that he will not be able to attend a soiree, for "my state of health is such as to preclude altogether my coming up to London." In addition to being a military engineer and surveyor, the younger John Herschel (1837–1921) was, like his father and grandfather, a noted astronomer.

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