Morgan, Thomas Hunt

SKU: 6028182

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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`.

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(1866 - 1945) 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

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