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    Joseph Fourier Letter Signed "Fourier." One page, 7.75" x 9.5", Paris, August 9, 1824, on letterhead of the Institute of France, Royal Academy of Sciences. The letter is written in French to "Mr. Huot" and reads in part, "The Academy, Sir, has received the paper you have sent to it entitled 'Geological noted on the alleged human fossil discovered near Morel, in an area referred to as the long Rock.' I have the honor of thanking you in the name of the Academy for sending us your work. It has been placed in the Academy's library." Fourier, a French physicist, was well known for his work on heat transfer and mathematical analysis. The fourth integral page of the letter bears the address, postmark, and a minor tape repair. Toned with folds.

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    April, 2011
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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