Reference numberNLB/16/97
Alternative reference numberNLB/16 p52
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker to Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], Fellow of the Royal Society
Date31 January 1898
DescriptionBelieves that the previous letters of Rucker and Kelvin crossed. Rucker understands that Kelvin wishes that matters shall be left as they are and that Mr Murray shall return the paper when he has made his copy. Rucker sees no objection to this.

To avoid any misunderstanding, Rucker wants to be sure that Kelvin desires the erroneous statement in No 381 to be corrected by an erratum to the effect that the paper may read that Kelvin was the communicator. Rucker does not think that the matter is very important but he cannot say what the Council will think.

[N.B. This letter was sent enclosed in NLB/16/98]
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialNLB/16/5; NLB/16/37; NLB/16/68; NLB/16/73; NLB/16/79; NLB/16/98
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA8289Thomson; William (1824 - 1907); Baron Kelvin of Largs; physicist1824 - 1907
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