Ernest, Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Letters to George Briggs

Scope and Content

13 letters from Rutherford concerning his and Briggs' work in nuclear physics, especially the velocity of a-rays, and containing details about members of staff and the Cavendish Laboratory.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr G.H. Briggs, 1982

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