Reference numberNLB/40/308
Alternative reference numberNLB/40/ p187
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor E [Ernest] Rutherford FRS
Date24 May 1909
Description'Dear Professor Rutherford,
Dr [Joseph] Larmor has asked me to write to you in the following circumstances. Professor [Thomas Howell] Laby, who, as I dare say you know, is shortly going out to New Zealand, is very anxious to borrow 5 milligrammes of radium for experimental purposes, but he has cast about in vain all directions for some at a reasonable price. The market appears to be rigger; otherwise the Royal Society would no doubt be ready to spend some of its Radium Fund on the purchase of some for Professor Laby.
The question I am to ask is whether you are in a position to lend him 5 milligrammes out of the radium which is in your hands, on the undertaking of the Royal Society to make itself responsible for this quantity? Laby is going out very soon so we should be glad of an early answer on the subject.'
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8278Rutherford; Ernest (1871 - 1937); Baron Rutherford of Nelson1871 - 1937
NA7894Larmor; Sir; Joseph (1857 - 1942); physicist1857 - 1942
NA6157Laby; Thomas Howell (1880 - 1946)1880 - 1946
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