mostly by leading nineteenth-century scientists, including: andré ampère, 1824; Charles Babbage, 1838; two notes by j.f.w. herschel, undated and 1850; two notes by sir humphry davy on papers submitted by Christie to the Royal Society, [no year] and 1823; three notes by michael faraday sharing research information, 1849-50; Charles Wheatstone on an "Electro-magnetic Chromoscope"; the physicist Baden Powell discussing specimens, 1850; the hydrographer Francis Beaufort, 8 July [no year]; the Arctic explorer john franklin concerning an instrument designed by Christie and written shortly before Franklin's departure for the Arctic, 29 January 1825; and Lord Palmerston, soliciting support for a forthcoming election, 22 March 1811; also with about 55 cut signatures including charles darwin, Richard Owen, Edward Belcher, P.M. Roget, David Brewster, and Robert Fitzroy; also including, loose, a printed letter signed by J.F.W. Herschel to Samuel Hunter Christie informing him of his election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, 13 January 1826, with seal impression in red wax, and one further loose note; 62 pages, 4to, with additional blanks and stubs where leaves have been cleanly removed, some of the writers identified in pencil, reddish-brown morocco, upper hinge splitting, many of the inserted items with general wear and tear including some tears and soiling, somewhat crudely pasted into the album, in some cases the adhesive causing some discolouration to the paper
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