Reference numberNLB/10/625
Alternative reference numberNLB/10 p293
TitleCopy letter from Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], to Professor Richard Threlfall, Sydney, Australia
Date3 January 1895
DescriptionOn behalf of the Royal Society Strutt has to write a difficult letter and one that will not be satisfactory to Threlfall. Both the referees of Threlfall's paper consider it to be of inordinate length and that it needs to be cut down to a third of its current length. Moreover they criticize the style severely. The situation is made worse by the fact that the Society has overspent itself and will have to refuse to print 'really good work'.

Threlfall's absence causes difficulty and delay and Strutt is inclined to suggest that Threlfall allows them to cut the paper and introduce verbal alterations. If this course is adopted Threfall must make up his mind 'not to be offended whatever may happens'. The alternative would be to wait and send back the paper if required. Asks Threlfall to wire 'proceed', 'wait' or 'send'.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA6235Threlfall; Sir; Richard (1861 - 1932); physicist and chemical engineer1861 - 1932
NA6090Strutt; John William (1842 - 1919); 3rd Baron Rayleigh1842 - 1919
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