Autograph Letter Signed

BAIN, H. Foster (1871-1948)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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The internationally reknowned geologist and mining engineer authored numerous books ("Alaska's Minerals as a Basis for Industry," "More Recent Cyanide Practice," "Ores & Industry in the Far East"); he served as first chief of the Illinois State Geological Survey and as director of the United States Bureau of Mines. ALS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Columbus, OH, 1944 March 28. Addressed to J. Robert Van Pelt of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. Near fine. Smudge at upper right corner (not affecting text). On letterhead of "Battelle Memorial Institute," Bain arranges a date "to meet with the Chicago section once more. In these war times it is not always possible to keep appointments made so far ahead. As for title for the talk, how would this do? 'The Place of Philippine Mines in the Far Eastern Future' or 'Ores and Industry in the Philippines' or 'One Mining Man's experiences in the Philippines in War time'." Bold and attractive. It was while in the Philippines that Bain died. A handsome example. Bookseller Inventory # 20891

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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