Lot 1020: Chadwick, James

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Lot 1020: Chadwick James: (1891-1974) English Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner For Physics, 1935, In Recognition Of His Discovery Of The Neutron. Chadwick Was Head Of The British Team Who Worked On The Manhattan Project During World War Ii. T.L.S., J. Chadwick, One Page, Oblong 8Vo, Liverpool, 3Rd April 1947, To Dr. Geikie Cobb, On The Printed Stationery Of The George Holt Physics Laboratories At The University Of Liverpool. Chadwick Apologises For The Late Delay In Replying To His Correspondent'S Letter, Explaining That His Time Has Been Occupied With Meetings In Connection To His Visit To New York, And Continuing 'I Am Naturally Most Interested In Your Suggestion That I Should Write An Article For A Book On "Aspects Of Modern Science". I Am Very Doubtful, However, Whether I Can Spare The Necessary Time, And It Seems Fairly Clear From My Present Commitments That I Could Not Begin To Do Anything Before The Middle Of August', Further Enquiring 'It Would Help Me If You Could Tell Me When You Would Like To Have The Article In Your Hands Ready For Publication. I Should Also Like To Know More Precisely What You Have In Mind For The Scope Of The Article. In Your Letter You Mention Atomic Energy, Whereas The Title Of The Article In Your List Of Contents Of The Book Is "The Atom". To The Physicist These Are Rather Different Subjects'. Together With A Second T.L.S., J. Chadwick, One Page, Oblong 8Vo, Liverpool, 5Th May 1947, Also To Dr. Geikie Cobb, On The Printed Stationery Of The George Holt Physics Laboratories At The University Of Liverpool. Chadwick Follows Up On His Previous Letter And States That He Has Given Serious Consideration To Writing An Article For His Correspondent'S Book, But Must Decline, Explaining 'My Duties And Commitments, Instead Of Getting Lighter, Seem To Increase Almost Daily, And It Is Only Too Clear Already That I Shall Have The Very Greatest Difficulty In Finding Any Free Time For Many Months'. Some Very Light Age Wear And A Few Small, Minor Pinholes To The Upper Left Corner Of Each Letter, And One Neatly Annotated In Ink. About Vg, 2 International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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