Ernest Rutherford: Letters to A.B. Wood

Scope and Content

Typescript and manuscript letters from Ernest Rutherford to A.B. Wood, with a covering note of 28 March 1984.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Letters presented by A.B. Wood's widow to Mr A.D. Wilson who presented them to the Library in 1984.

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Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to Ernest Rutherford, MSS.Add.7653, 8249 and 8832.


Extracts from the letters are printed in David Wilson, Rutherford: simple genius (London, 1983).