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    Smokeless Gunpowder Inventor Hudson Maxim Signed Letter The brother of Hiram S. Maxim, Hudson was a chemist who developed numerous inventions, including a high explosive (maximite), smokeless gunpowders (including stabilite), and a self-combustive compound to propel torpedoes (motorite). Here is a TLS, one page, 7.5" x 8", on his personal Maxim Park letterhead, dated August 6, 1909 to a Mr. Varney commenting on some of the English language's greatest works. In part, "I give you my opinion as to what I consider the greatest verse-poems in the English language. Antony's Address to Caesar's body in the Senate by Shakespeare, the Address of Ulysses to Achilles by Shakespeare, 'The Man With The Hoe' by Edwin Markham, and the first twelve lines of Lowell's Ode To France." Light overall toning, mailing folds, a very tiny chip at top left, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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