Morgan, Thomas Hunt
Autograph letter signed, one page (cardboard), 5,5 x 3 inch, personal letterhead, Woods Hole (Massachusetts), 18.07.1890, to an unnamed gentleman - Thomas Hunt Morgan thanks his correspondent for a gift, written and signed in dark ink "T.H. Morgan", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Thomas Hunt Morgan a microscope (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with mild foxing - in fine to very fine condition. "Many thanks for your paper. I am reading it with the greatest interest. Au [?] we to see you at all this Summer in Woods Hole. If not perhaps I may see you at Newport for it is possible I may run over there for a day or so to collect Tornaria* - in August - . Truly - T.H. Morgan" * A tornaria is the planktonic larva of some species of Hemichordata such as the acorn worms. In 1891 Thomas Hunt Morgan wrote the book `The Growth and Metamorphosis of Tornaria`.
|Profession||American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933 for discoveries elucidating the role that the chromosome plays in heredity|
|Year of birth||1866|
|year of death||1945|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||5 x 3 (altogether 8,25 x 11,75)|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|