Reference numberNLB/57/538
Alternative reference numberNLB/57p304-305
TitleCopy letter from Sir Joseph John Thomson, President of the Royal Society; to His Excellency, Sr Administrator, Isle of Principe, West Africa [São Tomé]
Date24 November 1919
DescriptionExpresses gratitude on the behalf of the Royal Society for the reception and hospitality given to the Eclipse Expedition organised jointly between the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society [29 May, 1919]. 'British Science deeply appreciates the great assistance rendered by you, by Sr Jeronymo Carneiro, and by many others on the Island of Principe.' Advises the principal objective of the expedition was achieved and the exceptionally important results announced at a meeting held at the Royal Society on 6 November; 'Confirming as they do, a theory which is regarded by many as the most outstanding achievement in physical science since the discoveries of Newton, the conclusions have been received with an extraordinary degree of interest by the Society.'
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8288Thomson; Sir; Joseph John (1856 - 1940); physicist1856 - 1940
NA8213Einstein; Albert (1879 - 1955); theoretical physicist1879 - 1955
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