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STEPHENSON, Robert (1803-1859). Railway and civil engineer.
Letter Signed ('Rob. Stephenson') to Peter Le Neve-Foster, secretary of the Society of Arts, 1 page 4to, 24 Great George Street, 3 July 1858. With the received hand-stamp of the Society in the upper left hand corner.

Accepting the vice-presidency of the Society of Arts and asking to be invited to council meetings.

Written close to the end of Stephenson's life. In the following year he was advised to stop work and take a cruise on his yacht Titania, leaving for Norway in September 1859. He was taken ill on the voyage and rushed back to his home at 34 Gloucester Terrace, where he died on 12 October.

£450 [No: 26612]
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