Lot 888: Lonsdale, Kathleen

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Lot 888: Lonsdale Kathleen: (1903-1971) Irish Crystallographer Who Attained A Number Of Firsts For A Female Scientist During Her Career. Autograph Statement Signed, Kathleen Lonsdale, One Page, 4To, N.P., N.D. (Annotated 20Th July 1954). Lonsdale Provides Her Answers To Three Questions Relating To Albert Einstein, In Full, '1. Einstein Is Not Only One Of The Greatest Scientists Of The Present Day, But He Is Generally Recognised As Such, Both By His Fellow Scientists And By Men Everywhere. 2. I Was A Student At The Time When Einstein Was Developing His Theories, And The New Trains Of Thought That He Initiated Taught Me How Necessary It Is For Men To Keep Their Minds Open To New Ideas. 3. Einstein'S Name Will Go Down To History As One Of The Greatest Of Mathematical Physicists And Also As A Man Of Humble And Sensitive Character'. Signed At The Conclusion. Neatly Annotated At The Head In An Unidentified Hand With The Questions Lonsdale Answers, Including What Place He Assigns To Einstein In Modern Science, What Influence He Has Had On Lonsdale'S Work And What Place Einstein Occupies In The History Of World Science? Vg. Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner For Physics, 1921. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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