Reference numberPB/1/12
TitleMoseley Research Fellowship
DescriptionPhotocopies of papers re Moseley Research Fellowship of the Royal Society, awarded to Blackett for two years from 1 October 1923.

Application for Fellowship to study 'the passage of X-rays through gases, particularly by the Wilson Condensation method', 25 May 1923, with 2pp. covering letter by Blackett to accompany the application in which he explains that he would like 'to devote myself almost exclusively to research for the next few years, but this will not be possible on my Fellowship [at King's] alone'.

Letter from Blackett, 11 March 1924, requesting permission to spend academic year 1924-1925 in Gottingen working with Franck 'at a problem concerning spectroscopy and electron impact, which has arisen out of my work on the photography of alpha ray tracks'.

Note: Lovell ('P.M.S. Blackett: A Biographical Memoir', Royal Society: 1976, p11) quotes an earlier letter of 27 February 1924 about work in Gottingen, but no copy of this remains in the folder.

The originals of these documents are at the Royal Society, London.

Letter from Rutherford to Jeans, 4 March 1924, giving permission for Blackett to work in Gottingen.
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