Reference numberMS/377/1/134
TitleLetter from Silvanus Phillips Thompson, University College, Bristol, to [William Fletcher] Barrett
Date7 November 1879
DescriptionSends his pamphlet and asks Barrett to 'put in a word' for Letts at Belfast. Notes on his and Barrett's researches, including on the trap-door hygrometer and on improvements to Edison's loudspeaker. Suggests an experiment to Barrett [annotated by Barrett: 'a very valuable suggestion and led to my forming a chalk cylinder battery']. Relates how he and Lodge have been working on the induction balance independently. Laments the loss of [James Clerk] Maxwell.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA7141Thompson; Silvanus Phillips (1851 - 1916); physicist and electrical engineer1851 - 1916
NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); Physicist1831 - 1879
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