Typewritten letter from B. Melvill Jones to Frederick Lanchester

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Thanks Lanchester for letter of 8 January (LAN/1/11/10). Thinks this a bad time to enter into a discussion on an alternative system of dynamical units and certainly not in public. Says he uses in his Department the pound-poundal system, but if entirely free would use Lanchester’s bête noire the slug-pound system. Argues case for his preference and fails to see why “you should allot to yourself a superior degree of fundamentality”. Follows this by further discussion of the topic.