Items signed by Einstein, Jefferson, Hancock, others are in University Archives' August 28th auction
A letter typed in English and signed by Albert Einstein in which he talks about his theory of universal gravitation and a document signed in 1776 by John Hancock having to do with taxation without representation are just two expected top lots.
By: University Archives
The auction will begin at 10:30 am Eastern time. Live bidding has already been posted online and bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. The auction is packed with sensational historical documents, autographs and books, including a large science collection – 255 lots in all. Folks can visit the website, at www.UniversityArchives.com.
"This scintillating sale includes a science grouping that's sure to attract collectors and dealers like electrons to protons," mused John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. "The seismic collection of manuscripts, autographs and books document the history of science. The greatest geniuses from all of physics, chemistry, genetics, engineering, computing, medicine, psychology, aviation and space exploration are represented, from Albert Einstein, Antoine Henri Becquerel and Enrico Fermi to Gregor Mendel, Thomas Edison, Charles Babbage and others."
Mr. Reznikoff added, "The sale is also strong in documenting literary and artistic figures as well as athletes. We have superlative Romantic authors and modern greats. Our selection of original art ranges from comic art to a Norman Rockwell signed artist's proof. Sports fans can find incredible signed photos and other memorabilia from 20th-century baseball and boxing legends."
He continued, "As always, collectors of Declaration Signers, presidential, Revolutionary War, Civil War, and Americana will not be disappointed with our vast and diverse selection. Of special note are a 1776 letter by John Hancock, a great George Washington, a superb Thomas Paine letter, and even a Paul Revere signed item. There are several Jeffersons and many Lincolns, too."
The Einstein letter – typed in English on Nov. 2, 1953, signed and addressed to George Aristotle Solounias in Athens, Greece, references "the validity of Newton's theory" using a "clock-time"
For more information about University Archives and the Wednesday, August 28th Internet-only auction, please visit www.universityarchives.com. For phone bidding, please call 800-237-5692.