Eleven Typed Letters Signed and one Autograph Letter Signed, variously to W. Perry and G. F. Menzies, Royal Society of Arts; and three-page typed 'brief statement of Dr. [Charles] Carpenter's qualifications', headed 'CONFIDENTIAL'.

Edward Frankland Armstrong
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1927 to 1934; on letterheads including 'BUSH HOUSE, | ALDWYCH', 'BALDWIN HOUSE, | 67, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET', and that of the British Dyestuffs Corporation Ltd.
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British chemist (1878-1945), Vice-President of the Royal Society, 1942-3. All items in very good condition. All letters, one page, quarto. Subjects include an R.S.A. lecture by Armstrong on 'Hydrogen and its uses', the proof of another lecture, Armstrong's chairmanship of various R.S.A. meetings, his appointment as R.S.A. Vice-President, and the possibility of a 'paper on the hydrogenation of bituminous coal ('even though a good many people may be a little tired of the subject'): 'I suppose the man you ought to ask in the first place is K. Gordon of I.C.I., though I find his papers uninformative and rather dull. [in manuscript] He has given the same lecture for 2 years now'. A letter of 15 May 1933 consists of a report of the 'first Meeting of the International Congress for Scientific Management', to which Armstrong was R.S.A. delegate. In a letter of 27 March 1930 Armstrong puts Dr Charles Carpenter forward 'as a possible recipient of the Society's [Albert] Medal', and the letter is accompanied by the 'brief statement of [...] Carpenter's qualifications', dated 27 March 1930.