File 4 - Correspondence between Huia Onslow and J. Donovan

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Correspondence between Huia Onslow and J. Donovan


  • 10 July 1912-14 Sept 1912 (Creation)

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4 typed letters (1 f.; 1 f.; 2 ff.; 2ff); 5 typed copy letters (1f.; 2 ff.; 2 ff.; 2 ff;. 3 ff.)

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Correspondence on 'explanation of Life and Mind in exclusively physical terms' sparked by Donovan's advert in the Athenaeum.

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      ONSL/3/5: Various notes and calculations, with headings such as 'Determination of H𝑥' and 'The Human body as a Heat Engine per H'; found with the correspondence between Huia Onslow and J. Donovan and probably relating to Onslow's attempts to answer Donovan's queries.

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      The advert placed by Donovan in the Athenaeum on 23 Mar 1912 (issue 4404, p 325) asks: 'Will some physicist who has leisure, and expert knowledge of problems usually classed under phenomena of Heat, answer a few questions by correspondence for a worker upon an original line of inquiry bearing on the explanation of Life and Mind in exclusively physical terms? - Address (Mr.) J. Donovan, 22, Inverness Terrace, Hyde Park, W.'

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