Reference numberNLB/65/140
Alternative reference numberNLB/65 p80
TitleCopy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS
Date10 August 1923
DescriptionInforms Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt] that he has written to [Professor Thomas Martin] Lowry, asking whether the paper Lowry recently communicated to the Society, [Lieutenant Colonel James William] Gifford's paper 'Some Refractive Indices of Benzene and Cyclohexane', is suitable for publication. Assumes that Rayleigh will pass it under Standing Order 43 if Lowry replies favourably. Passes on Professor [Frank] Horton's and Professor [John Cunningham] McLennan's favourable reports on A. F. A. Young's paper 'The Thermionic and Photo-Electric Properties of the Electro-Positive Metals'. Suggests publishing it in full in the Proceedings, asks whether Rayleigh agrees. Finally mentions [Arthur] Schuster's report on [Harold Albert] Wilson's paper 'An Experiment on the Origin of the Earth's Magnetic Field', says that he is sending the paper to [Sydney] Chapman for a second reference, and asks if Rayleigh will pass it under Standing Order 43 if the second report is also favourable.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA7877Strutt; Robert John (1875 - 1947); 4th Baron Rayleigh1875 - 1947
NA7850Lowry; Thomas Martin (1874 - 1936)1874 - 1936
NA786Horton; Frank (1878 - 1957)1878 - 1957
NA1169McLennan; Sir; John Cunningham (1867 - 1935)1867 - 1935
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
NA1223Wilson; Harold Albert (1874 - 1964); physicist1874 - 1964
NA8165Chapman; Sydney (1888 - 1970)1888 - 1970
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
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