A giant in the world of ophthalmology, this oculist and inventor is best known for pioneering the development of the industrial borescope and other optical devices in use today; in 1920 he founded Lexon Instrument Company. Item #31338
TLS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Philadelphia, PA, 1957 January 12. Addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Bruno J. Gianetti. Very good. Cordial letter reading in part: "Dear Parents of a fortunate boy, aged two, named George: One of the finest things that can happen to a child is to have parents who are vitally interested in his future. It is a pleasure to meet such people. After the pleasant compliment you have paid me, it is indeed fitting that I comply with your request for a photograph. One of the best photographs I have ever had taken, was done at the request of my students of the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania, and this I propose giving you, rather than a latter, more decrepid one taken this year...." Bold full signature in black ink. Crampton also pencils "also his birthday" near his signature. Also present is the aforementioned photograph: IPS (verso), 8" X 10", Philadelphia, PA, 1958 February 12. Quite heavy stock half-length portrait of an older Crampton in three-piece suit, hands in pockets, gazing steely-eyed at the viewer. Nicely inscribed and signed by him on the verso in blue fountain pen: "George S. Crampton M.D. Born March 10 - 1874 / 2031 Locust Street Philadelphia 3, Pa. / My Best Wishes to / George Raymond Gianetti Born June 17, 1954 / February 12 - '58." An exceptional pair.