[FPSPACE] FW: [HASTRO-L] Documents Up for Bid that Ought to be Preserved
ljk4 at msn.com
Mon Oct 9 16:14:23 EDT 2006
>From: Thomas Hockey <Thomas.Hockey at UNI.EDU>
>Reply-To: History of Astronomy Discussion Group <HASTRO-L at LISTSERV.WVU.EDU>
>To: HASTRO-L at LISTSERV.WVU.EDU
>Subject: [HASTRO-L] Documents Up for Bid that Ought to be Preserved
>Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 11:38:13 -0500
>Dear HASTRO-L ,
>A local art/antiquities auction house is preparing to sell (17/18 October)
>a collection of artifacts from an Iowa-born Yale physicist, Alois Kovarik.
>Within the lots are such astrophysically significant materials as
>handwritten letters from Ernest Rutherford and photographs of Viktor Hess
>and his observatory. Plus, there are letters from Maria Curie, Hans
>Geiger, and Otto Hahn.
>All the archives these days have no funds, it seems, and rely on donations.
> I'm broke, of course. However, I'd like to see this stuff go to a good
>home, and not get razor-bladed by the autograph hounds. Thus this message.
> Anybody looking for a good tax deduction? The URL is
>http://www.jacksonsauction.com/, and a catalog of all the items in the
>auction is available.
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