Reference numberNLB/57/847
Alternative reference numberNLB/57p489
TitleCopy letter from Sir James Hopwood Jeans, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr JWL [James Whitbread Lee] Glaisher, FRS
Date23 February 1920
DescriptionThanks Glaisher for his valuable letter on publishing Newton's works. Says he thinks there could be no question of the publication of works on alchemy or theology, and he thinks the issue is likely to turn on [Sir Arthur] Schuster's, FRS, distinction between manuscripts that contain information of scientific interest and those of merely historical interest. Requests an estimate of the amount of manuscripts likely to be of scientific interest. Also thanks him for his report on Lt-Colonel Allen Cunninhgham's request for a publication grant.
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NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
NA6446Glaisher; James Whitbread Lee (1848 - 1928)1848 - 1928
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934); physicist1851 - 1934
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