Reference numberMS/929/1/38
TitleLetter from William Crookes, FRS, to James Mackenzie Davidson
DescriptionAn invitation to the Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration of Sir William Crookes and Ellen Humphrey.
Extent1 side
Access statusOpen
Administrative historySir William Crookes (1832-1919) was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the Crookes tube in 1875; an early experimental electrical discharge tube, with partial vacuum, in which cathode rays were discovered. Wilhelm Rongten used the Crookes tube during the experiments which led to the discovery of x-rays in 1895
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8188Crookes; Sir; William (1832 - 1919); chemist1832 - 1919
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