Antoine BECQUEREL (1788-1878), physicist,... - Lot 74 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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Antoine BECQUEREL (1788-1878), physicist,... - Lot 74 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
Antoine BECQUEREL (1788-1878), physicist, professor at the Muséum. 2 autograph letters signed to Henri Lecoq. 2 pp. in-8 and 2 pp. in-4. Paris and "Jardin des Plantes", 1836-1850. Addresses on the back. He thanks him for the different works he sent him. "I have not forgotten either the gracious welcome you gave me in Clermont, six years ago [...]. I have not lost the hope of seeing again the Auvergne that your learned descriptions have made known. They give rise to the desire to travel through this beautiful country in all directions. You popularize science and you render a great service to civilization [...]". In a second letter, he asks her for a favor. "Knowing that you are perfectly familiar with all that concerns the geology, flora and terrestrial physics of the Auvergne, I would like you to give me some details about the springs of St. Nectaire; the alterations produced by their waters, the compounds that result from them and the plants that grow in the vicinity and that are analogous to those found on the shores of the sea. These documents are intended to be inserted in a directory [...]".
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