Copy typewritten letter from Frederick Lanchester to Professor Lancelot Hogben [Regius Professor of Natural History, University of Aberdeen]

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Expresses dislike of manifesto, “Social responsibility of men of science in time of war”(see LAN/1/12/82). Treaties must be guarded by force, regrets reliance placed on the League of Nations, “such documents as that submitted have roused in me a positive contempt for the scientific (so-called) men of the present day, who … generally are very poor fish even in their own sphere of work …”