Reference numberNLB/57/733
Alternative reference numberNLB/57p418
TitleCopy letter from Sir James Hopwood Jeans, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor JW [John William] Nicholson, FRS
Date30 January 1920
DescriptionRegarding Professor JW [John William] Nicholson's minute on the Eclipse paper, advises he does not think his Committee has any power to make a decision on priority. Suggests leaving out all reference to the matter, 'nothing was done and so nothing need go in the minutes,' but requests he make a suitable alteration if he does wish to make a minute. Says the enclosed memo [not enclosed] 'hardly affects you, as [Sir Frank Watson] Dyson [FRS] and myself can both report, but is being sent to all Chairmen on my side.'
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8209Dyson; Sir; Frank Watson (1868 - 1939); astronomer1868 - 1939
NA6296Nicholson; John William (1881 - 1955)1881 - 1955
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
NA8213Einstein; Albert (1879 - 1955); theoretical physicist1879 - 1955
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