Reference numberMS/929/1/15
TitleLetter from William Fletcher Barrett, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson
Date10 February 1909
DescriptionAgrees that [Trives] is disgruntled by scientific men, and the eminence of Mackenzie Davidson and [Ernest] Rutherford shows his ignorances. Refers to his list of Royal Society candidates, and says that he can, 'without heart or confidence', take off Mackenzie Davidson's name. Separately notes that it may be worth Mackenzie Davidson asking [Alexander] Muirhead if he has the maths ready [unspecified].
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Access statusOpen
Administrative historySir William Fletcher Barrett (1844-1925) was an English physicist and parapsychologist. In his early years he studied metals and their properties, discovering Stalloy (Permalloy) and discovering the shortening of nickel through magnetisation. In his later years he also began to study biology, with a series of experiments designed to locate and successfully analyse causative agents within the eyes
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3523Barrett; Sir; William Fletcher (1844 - 1925); physicist1844 - 1925
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