Class D - Accounts and biographies of J. J. Thomson

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Accounts and biographies of J. J. Thomson


  • 1910-1966 (Creation)

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Manuscript and typescript drafts, proofs, and research (including photocopies of photographs and correspondence) for J.J. Thomson and the Cavendish Laboratory in his Day, an account of Thomson and his work by G.P. Thomson published in 1964 by Nelson as part of the 'British Men of Science' series. Also correspondence with publishers, and other pieces by G.P. Thomson about his father, several commissioned for the centenary of J.J. Thomson's birth in 1956; the material was often drawn upon for later accounts and there is considerable overlap in the content.

Includes a hardback notebook (D/17), originally used by G.P. Thomson for mathematical notes on Gamma Functions (c. 1910-12) and continuing with drafts for the biography of his father.

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Further biographical accounts, including obituaries and material re the biography by Lord Rayleigh can be found in the second accrual of papers of Thomson's papers at Trinity: THMJ II/A/1-31.

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