|Alternative reference number||NLB/13 p289|
|Title||Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Elmer G Still, Livermore, Alameda Company, California, United States of America|
|Date||19 September 1896|
|Description||With reference to Still's letter of the 24th August addressed to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], the word Argon was coined by Rayleigh and Professor [William] Ramsay in connection with their discovery of the new element, described in their paper in 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', volume 57, pages 265-287 and 'Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society]', volume 166, part 1, pages 187-241. The name is derived from the Greek for 'no work'. |
Briefly quotes the authors regarding the naming of the element.
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|NA6090||Strutt; John William (1842 - 1919); 3rd Baron Rayleigh||1842 - 1919|
|NA6172||Ramsay; Sir; William (1852 - 1916)||1852 - 1916|