Letters

Letter to Miss Meyer concerning her clock by Michael Bird

Catalogue no: 1114
Dewey No: Subject(s): Letters
Author(s): Thomas James Wood
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 22nd July, 1884
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Dimensions: 180mm x 115mm Condition: Good
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The letter, written in ink, concerns the repair of the clock and the fact that Bird was a contemporary of Tompion and their work was very similar. Also mentioned is fact that parts of the Bird clock are not original
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Wright & Craighead to R. Gardner

Catalogue no: 1103
Dewey No: Subject(s): Letters
Author(s): Thomas Wright
Total pages: 11 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1st July 192?
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Dimensions: 260mm x 210mm Condition: Good
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A letter from Thomas Wright to Robert Gardner with regrets for a missed meeting On headed writing paper, "Wright & Craighead, Successors to Bracebridges. 319, St, John Street, Clerkenwell, E.C.1. London
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Letter plus enclosures from Walter Iden to Malcolm Gardner

Catalogue no: 1104
Dewey No: Subject(s): Letters
Author(s): Walter Iden and others
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 20th June, 1948
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Dimensions: 205mm x 165mm Condition: Reasonable, some dog ears and photograph folded in half, paperclip rust marks
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Letter from the horological collector, Walter Iden, 1, Belvedere, 34, Keswick Road, East Putney, London, S.W.15., to Malcolm Gardner concerning a Tompion Longcase clock, No. 534. Enclosures include details of the condition and recent (1930s) history and ownership of the clock. Also a photograph of Tompion No. 535.
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Letter to Evan Nepean Esq., 10th February, 1796 (copy in ink, contemporary)

Catalogue no: 1079
Dewey No: Subject(s): Letters
Author(s): Bowen
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 10/02/1796
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Dimensions: 200mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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The letter was sent from H.M.S.Glory, Spithead The letter, from (presumably Captain) Bowen, is (among other things) a request to Evan Nepean to "acquaint my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty" of the excellent performance of the timekeeper (chronometer) put on board HMS Glory by Mr Mudge during "six weeks of the worst weather that ever was met with at sea". At the end of the voyage, the timekeeper was found to be within 4 seconds of time. Bowen ends by stating he would never go on a voyage without this chronometer,"if it can be procured, and I can afford to purchase it".
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