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    Svante Arrhenius Autograph Letter Signed. Two and a quarter pages of a bifolium, 5.25" x 8.25"; June 9, 1919. A letter in Swedish to Otto Finkelstein, untranslated. Signed, "Svante Arrhenius." Accompanied by the original transmittal cover. Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) was a Swedish physicist, often referred to as a chemist. He was one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903.

    Condition: Toning, with some mat burn on the blank verso. Some showthrough from writing on the interior pages. A previous collector has written Arrhenius' name at the bottom of the third page, with mild ink transfer also visible on that page, affecting the signature. Transmittal envelope has a small tear where it was opened.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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