DescriptionJames Watt Autograph Letter of Introduction Signed. One page, 4.5" x 7", n. p., n. d. The Scottish engineer and eponym for the watt unit pens this letter to William Herschel "introducing to you my friend . . . Mr. Corrie who wishes much to make your acquaintance & who you will find a well-informed gentleman." Letters signed by Watt are uncommon. Folds are soiled. Integral page is damaged from opening at the wax seal.
William Herschel (1738-1822) was a German-born British astronomer, best known for his discovery of Uranus and his work regarding Saturn's rings. Herschel also discovered two moons each for both planets, discovered infrared radiation, and coined the term "asteroid." Besides his work in science, Herschel was an accomplished composer, writing twenty-four symphonies and other pieces of music.
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