Reference numberMS/929/1/157
TitleLetter from William Ramsay, FRS, University College, Gower Street, London, to James Mackenzie Davidson
Date7 February 1910
DescriptionInforms Mackenzie Davidson that there is rumoured to be large quantities of pitchblende in sight in the Cornish mines, however, he does not know whether it is pure or not. Further notes that it is proposed to make about one gram of radium a month at the works of the Radium Corporation.

[The correspondence from Ramsay is accompanied by a print out from his Wikipedia page, providing a summary of his early life and career.]
Extent4 sides
Access statusOpen
Administrative historySir William Ramsay (1852-1916) was a Scottish chemist know for the discovery of noble gases and his investigations into the different uses they could be put to, including helium instead of highly flammable hydrogen for lighter-than-air craft and argon to conserve the filaments in light bulbs
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NA6172Ramsay; Sir; William (1852 - 1916)1852 - 1916
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