Reference numberPB/9/1/25
Previous numbersJ.18
TitleCorrespondence with Sir James Chadwick
DescriptionCorrespondence re Chadwick's 80th birthday dinner, including his reminiscenses of Rutherford and 'his [Rutherford's] reluctance to develop nuclear physics in the 1930s. That was why I had to leave Cambridge.. My last meeting with him was in early June 1936 and ended in almost a quarrel about the future of the Cavendish. I was quite right and he must have known it. He forgave me but it is an abiding sorrow to me that we should have parted with such a divergence of views'
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8164Chadwick; Sir; James (1891 - 1974)1891 - 1974
NA8278Rutherford; Ernest (1871 - 1937); Baron Rutherford of Nelson1871 - 1937
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