Reference numberRR/15/123
TitleLetter from Alfred Edward Howard Tutton, on his paper 'A comparative crystallographical study of the double selenates of the series R2M(SeO4)2,6H20. Part 1- Salts in which M is zinc' to Arthur William Rucker
Date28 May 1900
DescriptionSectional commitee: [Physics and chemistry]

He regrets the Committee of Papers is not prepared to publish in full his paper on the Double-Selenates, however the Committee doubtless have good reason and he has done his best to meet their wishes. Has retained a carbon-flimsy replicate of the paper and has used this to make elisions and contractions. Forwards this herewith [not attached], trusting that in its greatly reduced form it can be sent to the press. The experimental facts on pages 8-29 are already presented in an abbreviated form which was recommended to him by Professor Miers, when Miers acted as referee for the Chemical Society in connection with Tutton's paper on the simple selenates, and the form of the tabular matter in this section is that agreed on between Professor Groth, Miers and himself, and cannot be altered without 'graveley damaging' the comparative nature and harmony of the whole of his work on the sulphates, double-sulphates, selenates and double-selenates. Has reduced to 'next to nothing' the introduction and regarding the concluding part, has acted on the principle of taking the published abstract as expressing the final conclusion and referring the reader to that, and only leaving the tables of comparison.

Feels he has thus made a great sacrifice of text in deference to the Committee's wishes. The whole work is new as no other observer is in possession of instruments enabling such work to be carried out. The Rubidium and Caesium salts have never been previously investigated and the Potassium salt was only very superficially investigated by Topsoe and Christiansen.

Cannot conclude without expressing great regret that considering he is the sole representative of this particular branch of English science, no place can be found for his paper in the 'Transactions' especially in view of an appreciative letter which he had lately received from Professor Groth.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1900].

Endorsed on verso as received 29 May 1900.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1900.0002
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/120
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6146Tutton; Alfred Edwin Howard (1864 - 1938); crystallographer1864 - 1938
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
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