Reference numberNLB/66/387
Alternative reference numberNLB/66 p214
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS
Date30 April 1924
DescriptionInforms Robert John Strutt of 3 papers; 1: 'The band spectrum of hydrogen' by [Stanley] Allen, communicate by [Owen Willans] Richardson. States the [James Hopwood] Jeans have suggested Prof. [John William] Nicholson and [Thomas Ralph] Merton as referees and asks if Strutt agrees. Includes an extract of a covering letter by Richardson stating that although he is sceptical about the results, feels Allen has hit on something. 2: 'On the band-spectra of silicon oxide and chloride, and chlorides of carbon, boron, and aluminium' by W. Jevons and communicated by Prof. Plummer. Suggests [Thomas Ralph] Merton as a referee as a previous paper by the author has been seen by Merton. 3: A second paper 'An automatic and continuous recording balance. (The odén-keen balance)' by [John Reginald Horder] Coutts, [Edward Mortimer] Crowther, [Bernard Augustus] Keen and [Sven] Odén, communicated by Sir John Russell, has been sent in by the Soil Physics Department, before a pervious has been returned by [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann. Also reports on papers that have been returned. That Mr. [William Cecil Dampier] Whetham has reported favourably on the paper 'Activity-measurement by the partition method' by [Bernard] Cavanagh. Includes an extract from the report asking for further clarity. Informs that [Sydney] Chapman has reported favourably on the paper 'The 27-day period (interval) terrestrial magnetic disturbance' by [Aloysius Laurence] Cortie. Includes an extract from both Chapman and Arthur Schuster's reports.
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Related records in the catalogueRR/30/32
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7877Strutt; Robert John (1875 - 1947); 4th Baron Rayleigh1875 - 1947
NA7014Richardson; Sir; Owen Willans (1879 - 1959); physicist1879 - 1959
NA6296Nicholson; John William (1881 - 1955)1881 - 1955
NA8260Merton; Sir; Thomas Ralph (1888 - 1969)1888 - 1969
NA8251Lindemann; Frederick Alexander (1886 - 1957); Viscount Cherwell1886 - 1957
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934); physicist1851 - 1934
NA8165Chapman; Sydney (1888 - 1970); mathematician and geophysicist1888 - 1970
NA2257Whetham; Sir; William Cecil Dampier (1867 - 1952)1867 - 1952
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