Item #15992 Typed Letter Signed. Karl T. COMPTON.
Typed Letter Signed.

Typed Letter Signed.

American physicist noted for his research on X-ray photography and photoelectricity. TLS, 1p, 5 3/4" X 7 3/4", Cambridge, MA, 1940 October 8. Addressed to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold Gates. Near fine. On letterhead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (of which Compton served as president, 1930-48), Compton sends thanks for "Your very kind note of birthday greetings... In these days where every one is so busy and there is so much to think about it is reassuring to know that personal relationships and kindly acts can still flourish." Comes with a superb 8½" X 9" half-length glossy portrait of Compton. Item #15992

Price: $250.00

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