2 Autograph/ Arctic explorer F.W. Beechey /Virtual Book Fair 106


Description: Autograph letter by Arctic explorer Frederick William Beechey

[AUTOGRAPH]. BEECHEY, Frederick William.
[Autograph letter, signed, to Heinrich Barth (?)].

[London], 9 December, 1855. Folded leaf (18.5 x 11.4 cm). In English. 3 pp. text.

Letter by Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856), Arctic explorer and from 1855 president of the Royal Geographical Society. The author discusses a paper on the geography of Central Africa which will be read at the Society "tomorrow evening". The paper referred to was James MacQueen's 'Notes on the Geography of Central Africa', read on 10 December.
The first page of the letter bears the name of "Dr Barth", possibly the German Africa explorer Heinrich Barth. Beechey mentions the possibility of arranging a meeting between the addressee and Sir Roderick Murchison, one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society and Beechey's successor as president.

Very fine condition.
Cf. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society vol. 1 (1857), nr. 1, pp. 12-13.
  • Number: 1060292 (E3FAI6FIR04U)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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