Reference numberNLB/13/466
Alternative reference numberNLB/13 p289
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Elmer G Still, Livermore, Alameda Company, California, United States of America
Date19 September 1896
DescriptionWith 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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Fellows associated with this archive
NA6090Strutt; John William (1842 - 1919); 3rd Baron Rayleigh1842 - 1919
NA6172Ramsay; Sir; William (1852 - 1916)1852 - 1916
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