Item 696 - Letter from Ernest Rutherford to Thomas Bromwich

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Letter from Ernest Rutherford to Thomas Bromwich


  • 4 Jun. 1919 (Creation)

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Purchased from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. No. 70 in 'Autographs and Letters' list, Aug. 2023.

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On embossed headed notepaper for 7 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester. In regards to Bromwich's letter, is 'anxious to promote advanced studies generally and as far as I can. The kind of lecture Bromwich proposes 'will be useful to a varied class of men'. Will go into the question properly when he takes up residence in early July; they will be able to 'discuss the question more fully' then. Thinks there 'will perhaps be a number of special courses for advanced students if the time-table & lecture space will allow of it'. Is 'glad' to have Bromwich's 'suggestion of a course that will have [?] to bring the Engineer, Mathematician & Physicist in closer connexion'.

Hard to know when 'anything definite will occur in the Math Dept. there', and to 'guess the policy of our unknown Com[mit]tee who may be appointed some time in the future'. Likely to be 'a good deal of discussion on the policy to be adopted for in addition to a possible two in the University, there may be another in the the College of Technology'.

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