Reference numberMS/928/2/196
TitleLetter from Robert Williams Wood, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, 237 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin, to Charles Vernon Boys
Date5 April 1900
DescriptionHe has been meaning to write to Boys since his return from England. He is absorbed in plans for the coming solar eclipse and is interested in the shadow bands. He describes how he intends to watch the Sun and the equipment he will employ. Asks if Boys can suggest where to get better plates for an interferometer. Wood relates how he has cut himself deeply on an incandescent quartz fibre, but without pain or loss of blood: 'What a lovely tool for the surgeon if it could be controlled!' Lipman has sent him a sample improved picture. Encloses Hawaiian and Japanese stamps for Mrs Boys.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5783Wood; Robert Williams (1868 - 1955)1868 - 1955
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