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NATIONAL CATALOGUING UNIT FOR THE ARCHIVES OF CONTEMPORARY SCIENTISTS Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Frederick Soddy FRS (1877-1956) CSAC catalogue 14/8/74 by Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Frederick Soddy FRS (1877-1956) CSAC catalogue 14/8/74 by Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel F.C. Bartlett CSAC 36/13/75 Title: Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Frederick Soddy FRS (1877-1956), chemist Compiled by: Deposited in: Bodleian Library, Oxford Date of material: 1894-1958 Reference code: GB 0161 Description level: Fonds Extent of material: 260 items Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel CSAC catalogue no. 14/8/74 © National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath. FS. C.6c4.0. 14/8/74 Description of the collection. The collection,assembled from various sources,covers the years 1894 = 1958. At his death in 1956,Soddy bequeathed his papers,notebooks and menuscripts to Major and Mrs. Howorth as his literary trustoes. In 1953 lives. Howorth published a biography,Pionser Research on the Atom...The Life Story of Frederick Soddy ,New World Publications London,drawing on some of the manuscript material,which she numbered and arranged in the order in which it was used in her book (see Pioncer Research...pps 333 ~ 339). These documents,together with other material not used in the book and therefore unsorted and unnumbered,were subsequently deposited by Mrs. Howorth in the Bodleian Library,Oxford. The unused material (Sections VI ~ VIII of the present handlist) includes a substantial record of Soddy's work during the 1914 = 1918 War,not previously available (see Note to Section VI). While preparing her book,Mrs. Howorth conducted an extensive correspondence with Soddy; she says that 300 letters were exchanged during 1953 — 54 alone (Pioneer Re'search...p.325). This correspondence is widely drawn upon in her book and appears to have contained matter of considerable Howorth's material left to the Bodleian Library. biographical and scientific interest. In 1969 Mrs. Howorth lent 53 of the letters to Dr. T.J.Trenn,who returned them to her after making Xerox copies A large number of manuscript notebooks,remaining in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry,Oxford,was added to the collection with the permission from 1894 — 1956 and furnish a continuous picture of Soddy's professional activity throughout his life. They throw light on such matters as his record. A set of second copies,which he has kindly made available,appears as Item 29,together with one of the originals which had been included with Mrs. of 32 of them in whole or in part as research copies. Attempts to trace the originals have proved unsuccessful and Dr. Trenn's copies are now the only of Professor J.S.Anderson,FRS. These books (Items 46 — 92 and 185 = 215) rm commas are those which appear on the MSS. researches as Dr. Lee's Professor of Chemistry as Oxford,and his later interest Unless otherwise stated,all items are manuscript. Titles in inverted in mathematics (see Note to Section VII). The Sections of the present handlist have been itemised chrono— logically; a Conspectus of the Howorth references and the new sequence appears on pps 4 = 6. FS. CSAC. 14/8/74 Locations of othor material A few printed books belonging to Soddy were accepted by the Radcliffe Science Library,Oxford. Offprints presented to Soddy by W.H.Bragg wore offered to the Archives of the Royal Institution for the Bragg Collection. Models of Soddy's own design of Constant Speed Universal Joint Mechanisms were transferred to the Department of Engineering Science ,Oxford about 1960. The following material is held by the Museum of the History of Science,Oxfords Museum 74 ~1; parts of Soddy's machine for solving cubic equations with three real roots. Museum 73 = 43; 19 boxes of slides prepared for Soddy's chemical lectures. Manuscript material as described in the following extracts from the Museum's catalogue of manuscripts: MS Museum 121 FREDERICK SODDY A collection of manuscripts, typescripts,reviews 160 FREDERICK SODDY Details of experiments of 19 December 1950, being a spectrograph anlysis of Professor Soddy's lead together with a letter from C.H.Collie relating to the experiment (3 September 1971) A model of an unconventional internal combustion engine incorporating an & Y; MS Museum 126 FREDERICK SODDY Notes for twenty-three lectures on radioactivity; absorption,deposit and decay curves for radioactive substances (1914 and 1917); notes on Actinium. and offprints including a collection of bills, letters,and certificates relating to radioactive samples; a manuscript notebook entitled ‘Work on the scheme...started Feb.17th 1914,t0 look for "UR.2." an isotope of UrX2,producing Actinium in an X = ray change’; a set of notes,dated Mar.28 — Oct. 20,1913,0n the separation of Ur.X three letters from Soddy to Brewer 1951 — 56; a letter to Brewer from T.E.Soddy,Oct. 17,1957; letter to Sir Harold Hartley from Brewer,Jan 3,1953; a typescript and working drawing entitled "Soddy's Machine for solving the cubic equation with three real roots. Third model with positive linkages throughout. 3.III.56.°; an unsigned typewritten memorial speech on Soddy; a number of publishers’ advertisements and reviews of Muriel Howorth,Pioneer Research...3 a copy of Die Neue Zeitung,no.156,5 — 6,July 1952,with a photograph of Soddy; pamphlets and offprints. : unusual mechanical linkage. Designed by Professor F.Soddy,FRS.,Dr. Lee's Professor of Chemistry. Made by Mr. ¥.J.March,Chief Mechanio, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory,late 1920's. Transferred from the Chemistry Department between 1 August 1959 and 31 July 1960 P.S.-Cs5 AC. 14/8/74 Sunmary of the career of Frederick Soddy b. Eastbourne | Educated Eastbourne College University College of Wales,Aberystwyth Awarded Postmastership in Science,Merton College,Oxford Merton College,Oxford. Honours School of Natural Science (Class I) Private research in Oxford Unsuccessful application for Chair of Chemistry,Toronto Demonstrator,McGill University ,Montreal Work with Rutherford on Atomic Disentegration Theory Unsuccessful application for Chair of Chemistry,Aberystwyth Work with Ramsay,University College, London Lecture tour to Australia Unsuccessful application for Fellowship,St. John's College,Oxford Lecturer in Physical Chemistry,Glasgow University Work on Isotopes and Displacement Law 1899 1900 1901 1903 1903 1904 1914 ie 19 1919 = 36 LL.D. ,Glasgow Oxford 1908 1910 1912 Jos! 1921 1934 1936 Cannizzaro Prize,Rome Married Winifred Moller Beilby Fellow of the Royal Society Unsuccessful application for Waymflete Professorship of Chemistry, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Dr. Lee's Professor of Chemistry,Oxford Professor of Chemistry,Aberdeen University Work for Board of Invention and Research,and Ministry of Munitions of War Work on mathematics Resignation from Dr. Lee's Professorship of Chemistry ‘Death ef Winifred Soddy . C.5.A.C. 14/8/74 Conspectus of Reference Numbers It has not been possible to have a simple one-for-one correspondance between the two sets of reference numbers. Irs. Howorth frequently grouped together under one reference number disparate documents and printed material, of differing dates and subject-matter,according to the pages of her biography on which she deals with them. Conversely,she often listed separately printed matter such as offprints,press—cuttings, books and pamphlets which are here grouped under Section III Printed Material. Ref. no. in M.Howorth Ref. this handlist Ref. no. in M.Howorth Ref. this handlist j 2 (printed matter ) 40 missing : 45 2,43 45 28 29° 30 31 32 A5 45 40 missing 33 34 35 39 40 A 42 44,93 120,257 Ad 45 101 96 98 44 3 44 36 (printed 37 38 31 36 250,251 4d 44 44 5 46 AT 49 50 51 52 53 24 2 4 4 94 95 ri MOS 0. ' eae 90/8/70 4/2 Gonspectus of reference numbers (continued) Ref no 4 am Ref. this Refs s110 621. Ref. tors M.Howorth handlist M.Howorth handlist 44,45 44,45 44 44,108,110, 111 45 8 142 44 44. 30 C g 93 94 95 96 3? 44,107 105 12 106,238 | 44,104 217 44,113 44 45,220 97 93. 99 100 7 ee 15 34 34 36,40,44,45, 117 104. 105 1,406 29,34 33,44 101 102 103 240 14 36,44 31 4 107 (printed 103 matter) 109 110 119 (recall reference only) 120 18 missing 221,222 15 Aor aa8.° 114 (printed matter ) 415 missing 44,115 jij 112 113 38 31, 39 10 10 116 $17 118 3,118 103 38 15,32 40,44 missing 38 17 18 40 : missing O.S.asCe 14/8/74 GConspectus of reference numbers (continued) Ref.nos -1n. M.Howorth this handlist Ret. no. «in M.Howorth this handlist (printed matter ) 45 45 7 missing > A5,234 156,157,158, 170 236 18 44 19 19 = — 23 23 151 (press— missing cutting) i52 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 ; 24,38 44 244 235290 232 41,42,43 © 32 24,238 246, 248 244 154 44,138 40,123 34 41967215, 422; 253 255 125 116 (printed missing 16 A5 27 10 29 259 Bis. CsPehete. 14/8/74 Contents of the handlist Conspectus of Reference Numbers I. Biographical Material Material collected by Mrs. M.Howorth for Pioneer Research on the Atom Printed material Laboratory notebooks Lectures,articles,addresses Oxford Nc.Gill Glasgow Aberdeen Papers relating to Soddy's work in Aberdeen 1914 = 18 1 = 28 29 = 43A 44 — 45 46 = 92 185 = 215 93 — 126 93 - 98 99 = 102 103 = 108 109 = 114 127 = 153 155 = 172 174 — 184 216 — 260 Correspondence Index to Principal Correspondents Papers relating to work on mathematical problems Publication :*The Story of Atomic Inergy* (*Memo. prepared at request of Morris Travers March 1946") and corresp. ‘The joint researches of Sir William Ramsay and Frederick Soddy.' 4 pp. By Alexander (Lord) Fleck, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the By F.A.Paneth, NATURE,no.4595, 1957 MS. note by E.J.Bowen,FRS, Jan.1974 'tExtracts from R.S. "Personal Records" of Frederick Soddy.* 14 pp. Royal Society,3,1957; NATURE,no 4539, 1956. Biorraphical Material . Misc. printed memoirs and obituaries. Misc. biographical information: Mose Os5.A.Ce. 14/8/74 2.continued "Frederick Soddy,Nobel Prizeman in Chemistry,1921 (awarded 1922)" 2pp.; ‘sent by with cards and 3 photos on 7.vii.50',with letter from Die Weltwoche. Correspondence re Soddy's contribution to questionnaire ‘The Nobel Prize during 50 years.’ "Resumé of original investigations (1900 to Feb.1913) of Frederick Soddy M.A. ,FR.S.* 1913 Souvenirs of Oxford; printed matter 1898 Gastronomic menu Examination papers Humourous songs Testimonials to Soddy for Chair of Chemistry, Toronto (Hon) George Brodrick Sir John Conroy,Bt.,FRS. A.Vernon Harcourt ,FRS. William Odling Sir William Ramsay FRS (2) John Watts Testimonials to Soddy for Chair of Chemistry,Aberystwyth Henry T. Bovey Frank Carter John Cox Ernest (Lord) Rutherford B.J.Harrington E.W.MacBride JeWallace Walker Bigned jointly Testimonials to Soddy (of general reference) B.JHarrington W.ePeterson (for Fellowship at St. John's College,Oxford) Pierre Curie Particulars of 6 University Extension Lectures given by Soddy in Australia,on *Radium' and 'Modern Views on Electricity and Matter."*; printed matter. Howorth re book on Rutherford and Soddy Material relating to Royal Society;printed matter. Soddy"s election *R.S.Fellowship Group’; notes,memos,press—cuttings Correspondence between Royal Society and Major & Mrs. Letters of thanks from W.Ernest Cooke,Sir Arthur W.Rlicker FRS Notice by Sir Harold Carpenter in 'The Eastbournian'’,on Soddy's election to Royal Society; printed matter. P.S. C.S.A.C. 14/8/74 lhe Testimonials to Soddy,and Application for Waynflete of Chenistry,Oxford Professorship 1912 Sir William Crookes Marie Curie Sir Donald McAlister Sir William Ramsay Sir William Tilden CANNIZZARO PRIZE,Accademia Nazionale dei Linei; correspondence with Sir William Ramsay; notification of award; Soddy's letter of thanks (in French); press cuttings. Diary,University of Glasgow, 1913 = 14 Testimonials to Soddy for Chair of Chemistry,Aberdeen. 1913 — 14 1914 Sir Donald McAlister J.WeGrogory Henry E.Armstrong Sir William A.Tilden Marie Curie Ernest (Lord )Rutherford tter from Sir Donald McAlister on Soddy's election to Chair. University of Aberdeen £70,000 radium; see also Items 193,201. Misc. press—cuttings re Soddy*s journey from Czechoslovakia with Letters of congratulation on Award of Nobel Prize.(not indexed) Press—cutting from 'The Oxford Chronicle* on Soddy's Nobel Prize signed A.S.R. -(Alexander Russell) Copy of magazine Alma Mater*,14 Nov.1914,contains 'Portrait of Professor Soddy’ Tpd.enote on Soddy's years at Aberdeen,sent by Professor W.T.H.Williamson to M.Howorth,10 Nov. 1956 Ms. note by Soddy ‘War Work of the Chemistry Department! Sept.22 1917 Copies of 'The Crucible’,nos.1 and 2,1919;contain article by Soddy,reprinted in Science and Life,1920,pp.175 — 180, and farewell notice on Soddy's appointment to Oxford. of monazite sand Letter from Press Association on information furnished by Soddy re hoax played on Rector of Exeter 1923 Menu of dinner given for Soddy,Merton College 17 Jan.1923 Petition to Privy Council,and reply,re Aldrichian Praelectorship in Chemistry 1923 20. Papers and correspondence re visit to Travancore and extraction 1937 — 38 19—23'Fastern Tour' to India,Ce}lon,Malaya. 196 2 Notebooks of expenses and notes University of Oxford 1921 1922 1922 =— 28 1927 = 28 1937 = 40 1937 = 38 C.S.A.C. 14/8/74 Correspondence with Stanford & Co.,Clydebank,re commercial possibilities of thorium extraction. Correspondence with G.T.Tupper (lin. Economic Warfare ) on monazite sand. Correspondence with Watson,Laidlaw,Glasgow on centrifuge. "Frederick Soddy calling all Taxpayers' and "Affidavit' against Commissioners of Inland Revenue,re protest against Special Contribution; printed matter eNote on failure of case. Press—cutting on Soddy*s economic opinions Correspondence with Harbour Master,Liverpool,re grounding of "S.S.Merion* on Soddy’s journey Boston—Liverpool in 1903 ‘Just Fifty Years Ago",address on the occasion of the Radio- activity Julibee,Spring Symposium of the Institute of Atomic Information for the Layman; contains Soddy's account of his early work. Printed matter. Nobel Conferences 1952 — 55 1952 = 55 Misc. printed tributes to Soddy. Printed arrangements and lists of participants Press—cuttings German translation of Soddy's address in 1953 Copy of Soddy's address in 1954 (publ. New World Publications) Copy of Mainau Statement on World Peace 1955 Correspondence with conference organisers 1955 Soddy"s query on lecture by C.F.Powell Note from Soddy to M.Howorth on German translation of address to Lindau conference (see above) 1954 See also Item .164 1953 | Particulars of Frederick Soddy Research Fellowship,University of Sussex 1974 Letters from Soddy to M.Howorth; Xerox copies of 32 letters, taken in 1969. 1 original,typesoript and Ms 195 (see note in Description of the collection,p.1. 1956 Correspondence with Otto Hahn (1903,1913 — 14); includes translation by Soddy of Hahn's letter of 23 March 1953,and additional comments by Soddy. The period of Soddy's life to which the correspondence or material refer is given in brackets. Correspondence with Alexander S. Russel1(1909 — 11) " F.M.Brewer (Displacement Law) W.O.Kermack (1914 — 17) Material collected by MeHoworth for Pioneer Research...1958 " tt " " W.T.H.Williamson (1914 = 19,Aberdeen) 1952 = 56 1953 = 58 1956 = 57 1956 1956 OA. C.5.K.C. 14/8/74 q1. Correspondencewith George de Hevesy (1911 = 12) 1956 — 58 " " " Morris W.Travers (1903),and ro methods of 1956 — 58 filing correspondence for her biography; includes offprint of Travers's note *Ramsay and Holium’ , NATURE, 135, 1955,p.619. Correspondence with F.A.Pancth n " " ow n oo Registrar,U.C.N.W.Aberystwyth (1894 — 6) Sir Charles Darwin (1945) A.E.M.Geddes (1914) ' John A.Cranston (1914 = 18) " w " F.Joliot—Curie Sir Alliot Vordon—Roe Alexander (Lord) Fleck 1957 — 58 1957 1957 1956 1956 — 57 1957 1957 1956 = 58 Correspondence relating to Mrs. Soddy from y 2 Mrs. Stella Brewer Alexander Russell Mrs. Hilda Beilby 3; includes extracts from 1957 ned. 1957 Soddy's letters written on holidays abroad 1929 = 37. Misc. correspondence from Royal Society Chemical Society Geoffrey Mure Sir Douglas Veale Meteorological Office University of Cambridge Admiralty New Europe Group 1956, 1959 1957 1957 1957 1957 1956 1957 1957 Printed Material Misc. press—cuttings Article by Otto Frisch on Nuclear Fission (New Scientist,23 May, 1957) and subsequent correspondence of M.Howorth and Editor. Press—cutting, "Science and Religion',with correspondence of — M.Howorth and Archbishop's Chaplain,Lambeth Palace. M.Howorth's Index to documents prepared for Pioneer Research... poriods for different kinds of work,usually indicated by Soddy in a note Oxford. Soddy assembled and numbered nos.47 — 63 in 1956 as a separate bundle (see note to no.46,below). The remaining notebooks had been used at various Misc. offprints or press—cuttings of articles by Soddy and collaborators; some with notes by Soddy and M.Howorth. 1894 = Misc. printed material relating to Soddy and his work; some with notes by Soddy and M.Howorth. 1903 — These notebooks were received from the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Laboratory Notebooks 46 — 92 and 185 — 215 F.S. O.5.A.C. 14/8/74 +2. he cover or fly—leaf; they have been put in order of the earliest tainablo date,with a brief description of the contents. mall notebook. 1944 — 55 Contains a note on separate card dated 23.vii.56,beginning: "I have bundled up these Mathematical Note Books (I — XVII) in order with a smaller one on top....',and an addition dated 26.viii.56 "To my Executors. These Note Books are to be carefully preserved. If necessary consult Sir Richard Southwell about them.' Tnese notes indicate that at the end of his life (he entered hospital 28 August 1956 and died 22 September),Soddy considered the main importance of the notebooks to be his late mathematical work on cubic equations rather than the early researches in chemistry for which no. XVII (Item 63) was originally used. See also his last letter +o M.Howorth (included in Item 29) for his concern to ensure the transfer of the notebooks to the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory,Oxford. *I. Mathematical Note Book® 3; includes letter on radium from 2 4935 Sir Joseph Larmor,1 May 1909. *IIT Mathematical Note Book 10.11.41 = 15.12.41° *III Mathematical Note Book 25.xii.41 =!* 1941 1941 — 42 *IV Mathematical Note Book’ "V Mathematical Note Book’ *VI Mathematical Note Book® *X Mathematical Note Book® 'Mathematical Note Book XI* *Mathematical Note Book XII* ‘xy! *xVIe 1937 - 42 1944 1944 1944 1944 = 45 1944 = 45 1945 1946 1946 1946 = 47 ‘Mathematical Note Book XIII* ‘IX Mathematical Note Book* ‘VII Mathematical Note Book* 'VIII Mathematical Note Book? continued... "Maths XVII. Started 24.ix.1955' *This END.notebook began in 1900.Abstracts and References of Radioactivity Papers.' pps.1 —23 contain on right-hand page notes made by Soddy 1900 — 1903 and on the left-hand page mathematical notes dated 1956. There is a note on p.19 *wusual pps in Book XVII‘. 1948 1948 - 49 1949 = 55 *Math.Note Book XIV! 1900, 1920, 1955 F.3s. + CsS.4,C. 14/8/74 63 continued The rear of the book is inscribed ‘Historical Chemistry Notebook. August 1901° and contains two pages of chemistry notes,followed by heading 'Feb.1920 Notes on Economics. ! "General Chemistry notes from various sources.U.C.W.Aberystwyth.' 1894 ‘Merton College Oxford.' also no. 151 Notes on books and articles read. See 1895 - 96 ‘Abstracts of Original Papors. Merton College.Oxon.!* ‘Chemistry Note Book.Marton Coll.0ct.1896* "J.Watts M.A. on Organic Chemistry'* 1896 1896 — 97 ‘Organic Chemistry Note Bodk. Merton Coll. Dec. 1896 Abstract of Meyer & Jacobson's Lehrbuch der Organ.Chemie.'See also 71,98 1896 ‘Organic Chemistry Note Book. Merton Coll. Oct.1896° Notes on lectures and books read. 1896, 1900 ‘Chemistry Note Book.Merton Coll.0ct.1896".Lecture notes (incl. lectures by J.E.Marsh). ‘Organic Chemistry Note Book II. Merton College April 1897! Abstract of Meyer & Jacobson (cont. of 68). ‘Theoretical Chemistry." Notes on books read.(perh. Aberystwyth or Oxford). 1896 1897 n.d. 1897 - 98 Notebook. (abandoned) p.20 June Observations continue 15 1907. Resume of Ur — Ra expts.! 1907 — 12. Inside: 'p. 0 to 20 Old unfinished work at Montreal 1900 = 12 Misc. notes on expts.; loose pages "Ideas for Research', one Gated 1903. Bound volume of typescript lectures on chemistry; spine reads ‘Lectures — Veley, Walden, Elford* Notebook begun at Merton Colloge,Oct. 1898; notes on expts. on camphor and report on them.(May refer to very early work at Eastbourne College). Rear of book reads "March 1903. Chemical Laboratory University College,Gower Street"; notes of expts. on radium emanations. Expts. continue 1907 — 08. 1909 = 10 Notebook labelled 'J.Smith.Uranium Activity Measurements.! Notes on expts. on Nat. leak and activity in another hand on right-hand pages; identification of expts. by Soddy on left- Students’ attendance books,with notes on hours worked,courses atiended,examinations (some in other hands). ‘Analysis of He results. see looseleaf note—book for details.'? See no.78. Loose-leaf notebook; notes on expts. on Helium, Thoriun,Uraniun. 1908 = 09 1898 1903 = 05 1907 — 08 Ned 1903 1905 — 19 Work on emanation from flasks; expt. results. 1908 — 1910 60. 81. hand pages. 1908 eS, C.S.A.C.. 14/8/74 Notebook: "Fractionation of Mesothorium' begun in another hand, continued by Soddy. Iixpts. on X — rays. ‘Helium in Autunito’ 3 diary of expts. with Russell. At rear of book,further expts. & observations. "Worle « on Uranium started on October 4th 1913. Notebook inscribed *continuation of Mr. Cranston's work’ (in various hands,mainly Soddy). Expts. & observations with thorite lead. "Systematic Class 1917 = 18*. Notes for lectures and denonstrations. "List of Experiments. Systematic Chemistry’ in another hand. Soddy*s note on flyleaf reads 'Winter.Session 1918/19 ®*Aberdeen. Introductory Course of Physical Chemistry SS 1919° Notes on elements; contains card with later Ms note ‘Note Books & Reprints dealing with Research on the Parent of Actinium J.A. Cranston,Miss Hitchins, F.: Soddy. ey O2. Notes on metals; perhaps Aberdeen. 14 1910° =k 13 1910;— (13 1910 1911 1913 1915 1915 1917 1918 1919 nied. 93. See also nos. 185 = 215 Ve Lectures.articles addresses 93 — 98 Oxford (Morton Collese) ‘The Isomerism of Oxims and their Derivations.’ Typescript essay with Ms corrections; with 2—page resume of works read.Ms. *Evans Prize Essay. Subject:The relations existing between the manner in which the atoms are linked together,and the physical properties of the resulting compounds.' 11th March 1895. Six Cheistopier Ingold. "The Work of Hittorf on the Migration of the Ions. An account of Lodge’s direct determination of the same.* Typescript essay with Ms corrections and drawings. 10pp. "The Relative Atomic Weights of Hydrogen and Oxygen.' Typescript essay with Ms.corrections and drawings. 22pp. 'The Pilgrim Fathers.' ‘English verse composition competing for Sir Roger Newdigate's prize.'* Copies of various poems by Soddy; one published in McGill Magazine,no II, 1902. °A New Theory of mene Se ghee acter.* 0.U.Chomical Club,at tha ] "Abstracts of essays by A.P.MacMillan'.Typescript. 6pp. Oot «26 11899 5 typescript with Nea's 1897 1898 1902 1899 Me te eerracoticun? p oa 3h 8 i tates ce na } A paper read before the FS. CSAC. 14/8/74 =- 102 MsGill University. 99. ‘Lectures on the History of Chemistry from earliest times.! Series of 11 lectures given at McGill U. Lecture I typescript, lectures II — XI Ms. 1899 = 1900 100, *Alchemy and Chemistry’; lecture and notes for slides,typescript and IMs. Ms notes from ‘Les Origines de 1*Alchimie*t (Berthelot) 101. *Chemical Evidence of the Indivisibility of the Atom.' 32pp. 5 pp- notes of *Lockeyer's Views. ? Account of a controversial debate with Rutherford at a meeting of McGill Physical Society. 1900 (c’) 1900 — 01 102. *Gas Analysis."; series of lectures given at McGill.;Ms notes for 6 lectures and 6 practical classes; 2—page summary of course. 103 — 108 Glassow University. emaned 103. *Report on the Electric Furnace Experiments at Cassel Cyanide Cc B s Works at Maryhill,Glasgow,under the auspices of Sir George ots eilby. April to November 1911.? 1911,1919 "Specification of Accumulator Battery....* signed F.S. 1919 104. Misc. working papers,research notes and correspondence, Glasgow. } 106. 108. 107. Lecture on Women's Suffrage; delivered at Caxton Hall, London. 105. Keith Lectures given at Glasgow on "Radioactivity"; 4 lectures, syllabus,annotated typescripts,summaries etc. "The Influence of Scientific Advances upon Life.' Lecture given in Glasgow,June 1914.Typescript and Ms.corrections. includes Soddy's later note 'Nainly ‘only of Interest now for Reference Purposes* etc. 11 envelopes *The Evolution of Matter." Citizens' Lecture given in the Digbeth Institute, Birmingham, 16 September; 2 typescripts, Ms list of slides and experiments. Royal Institution 15 and 18 May 1915. ‘Notes of Opening Remarks. * ‘Radio — Elements,The Periodic Law & Isotopic Elements.? 111. "Advances in the Study of Radio-Active Bodies.’ (Leotures at 109 — 114 Aberdeen University 109. "Systematic Class. Opening Lecture 14/10/15 "Data's; notes on Thorite. 110. British Association Discussion on Isotopes. Bote Csh. Ae... 14/5/74 112, o3 £ sica 16. 1915 ies of lecture delivered to Workers’ Educational Association, Obituary notice of Wilhelm Conrad von RUntgen,with correspondence. 1915, 1923 Seddy prepared the obituary for the Glasgow Herald in 1915 and wrote to claim payment in 1923 when the notice was printed. Lectures and Expts. at Aberdeen 1916 = 18 1.°A Definition of Chenistry' 2.*The Spontaneous Transmutation of the Elements’ ;plan, 1916 1916 notes of slides,demonstrations,lecture script. 3.*Digest of Successful Experimonts*® 4.°1917 Experiments * 5. "Introductory Lecture 1917/18! 6.'*Scientific & Sociological.The Social Abuse of Science’ 7.*Gpening Lecture 1918/19 Session" 8.*Science & Human Welfare.I Chemistry' (WEA lecture) "The Origin of the Conception of Isotopes.* Nobel lecture delivered at Stockholm,12 December 1922;printed copy with Ms notes. 1917 1917 1917/18 1918 1918 1918 1922 ‘My solution of the present world depression.Science must lead. * perh. 1929 "The Lord R.of Nelson. The Periodic Law and its Interpretation.* 1934 Printed obituaries of Carpenter. *'The Constitutional Justification for Resisting Tax-Payments.' 1951 1935 1935 1940 1947 1949 1950 *Some personal memories of the earlier years of Sir Harold Carpenter*s career.*; typescript with Ms annotations 4pp. Lecture on Hooke's Joint,given at Tercentenary Celebrations, Oxford. *Money the Mischief—Maker. Luncheon address to Rotary Clubs of Aylesbury & High Wycombe. ’* *An Independent Scientist's Views on the Economic and Political Possibilities of Atomic Imergy for the Future.’ ‘The Story of Atomic Rnergy and its Lesson.' (Lecture to New Europe Group). Pollution of the Atmosphere 7° ‘ow Isotopes were discovered.'*(Talk broadcast in "Science Survey'1951 with related correspondence with Sir Henry Dale,Dr. Archie Clow, F.A.Paneth,W.O.Kermack. ‘Why a larger pay-packet now buys less than it did.' (Lecture +o New Europe Group);with related correspondence. ‘Is the deterioration of the climate due to the radioactive 1954 BiG. O.Ss4.C.. 14/6/74 Vi. Papers relating to Soddy's work in Aberdeen 1914 — 1918 Soddy re-read and sorted many of these papers during 1952 — 56, ne cases apparently intending to resume work on certain inventions tents,as well as to provide information for his executor or biographer. ft the papers in bundles or envelopes,with notes on their contents. Though neither Lord Fleck in his Biographical Memoir for the Royal Society,nor Mrs. Howorth in her biography,made great use of this material,it is probable that the contents of the envelopes have been dis— turbed,and some of them removed. Loose papers on various projects and patent rights dealing with the 1914 - 18 period,and the related correspondence, were found elsewhere in the collection. The papers remaining in or with the envelopes have been put in date order where possible; Soddy's descriptive notes continue to accompany the papers with which they were found. 127. *List of Admiralty Stuff'.(M.Howorth's list,included with her files of Soddy*’s papers. Not all the items on the list are identifiable.) *B.I.R.Notes from Mar 30th/17° (Notebook of expts.on Alkali Boiler. Black notebook of notes,expts,& calculns.on alkali boiler. 1917 ned. Work on Alkali Boiler ter work on Alkali Boiler 1. Report to Admiralty by Soddy and Stoney 2. Patent for Fireless Boiler 3. Ms:The Theory of the Film—Flow Alkali Boiler 4. Ms:*Report on tho Alkali Boiler’ July 1916 5+ Ms:*Second Report...Alkali Boiler’ July 1916 6. Misc.blueprints,drawings,photograph of apparatus continued 5 notebooks of notes and calculations variously dated: 1. 23/5/41 2. 'Resumed Jan 1952 hand Alkali Boiler? 3- "Alkali Boiler.Started 24th March 1952? 4. ‘Alkali Boiler...Started 25 Apr.1952" 5- SecretPatent 5527/16 ‘improvements in and relating to Fireless Boilers’; includes folder annotated by Soddy 1952. "Professor Soddy's Emanation Gauge * (drawing of apparatus). Inscribed on outside: "July 31 — 1956. These are log scale of ‘Soda Boiler’; report,chart and drawings by Soddy and Stoney. 1916, 1952 1916 Ties 1956 *Jan 10th 1952 Notes on the Soda Boiler Work* i! eSe C.S.A.C. 14/8/74 aA te 5 + _ continued ° the decay of RADON to say Dr. Russ X ray Dept. Middlesex Hospital London. F.s.!* Never published or used that might be of use Bundle of misc.charts, graphs,blueprints,calculations and diagrams (not all in Seddy's hand ), inscribed by him "July 24th 1952. Retained as containing originals of drawings in the two Secret Reports plus some others.* 75 + ? £ ? 1952 Work on *CONCENTRATORS.* 1. 3 Ms letters to Gerald Stoney from Soddy,with calculations etc. 1916 = 1916 18 2. "Concentrator Problems.* (by Stoney) 1916 3. Seddy's folder: "Tests of Various Alloy Steels in Hew 1916 Alloy Pot..." (expts.,calculns.,reports by Sir Henry Carpenter etc.) Corresp.eand report by Stoney Soddy's remarks on Stoney'’s report. Printed letter from Sir Oswyn Murray dissolving Technical Sub—Committee,Board of Invention & Research. Explanatory note by Soddy,dated 24.vii.1952 1917 nod. 1918 1952 137. Work on "CONCENTRATORS. * Research. 2. work at Aberdeen. 4. Drawing of model 139. Work on *CONCENTRATORS*,. 2. Report and corresp. from Gerald Stoney 1. Photograph and description of model 1. Ms:*Experiments on Flow* March 28,1917 3. Corresp. between Soddy and Board of Invention and 138. Misc. correspondence on *Concentrators' and on Soddy‘'s wartime 1917 ~ 18 140. Exvelope:'Private Réceipts 1917/1918 Gas Works Research* All enclosed in envelope bearing notes by Soddy dated 15.v.1952 3. Ms *Collecting all the Best Results from the Ms "Conductivities' (expts. & calculns) 4. Ms *Secondary Boiler dispensed with’ 5. Ms Expts. & Calculns. Recalculated Daia.* perh. 1916 1917 1917 1917 1918 1917 1957 1917 Meds ned. 1917 PBs * CG.8.G, 14/8/74 19. tes on experimchtss — on washing coke oven ges with milk of lime (signed Masefield) ~ on sulphuric acid as a drying reagent (signed Royle) n.d. Nee Notes by Soddy dated 15.v.1952,24.vii.1952,May 4th 1954. (Found with nos.144,145,though probably referring to other material later removed). eds. 1952, 1954 Misc. correspondence and reports on ethylene extraction, exchanged with Ministry of Munitions of War,Explosives Dept. March ~ Sept.1918. 1918 Misc. correspondence,mainly on Patent Applications arising out of Scddy's War Work. 19 16 1. Note on Patent Law. 2. Corresp. re Secret Patent on Fireless Boiler 3. Corresp. re SecretPatent on Steam Turbines Corresp. re Secret Patent on Concentrators Corresp. with Patent Agents re searches Corresp. re supply of machinery 1916 1916 1917 1918 1918 146. Work Corresp. re gas purification Corresp. re alcohol as fuel 1918 1919 1919 1918 = 19 ethylme extraction from coal gas. Chronicle of events March — Aug.1918 ‘Diary of Charcoal Events,written 4th Sept.1918° (Ms. in Soddy's hand) Corresp. re purification of charcoal in military respirators (Chemical Warfare Dept.) Corresp. and telegrams re Soddy's Patent application, exchanged with Ministry of Munitions of War. book *Expts. at Aberdeen Gas Works beginning 27/May/1918.(Some loose pages) Corresp. re experiments,exchanged with Min.Munitions and Aberdeen Gas Co. 147. Black Exercise bk. inscribed "War Work 1914/19"; at back of 1918 Specification on Ethylae extraction by Dr. Paul Fritzche 1897 Note (incomplete) "Ethylene Research n.d. Corresp. re Soddy*s Patent application Account of Demonstration at Aberdeen Gas Works 1918 Notes of "Expenses Charcoal Research 1919* WoSs~ 34/6/74 148. Blue ex.bk. 1918 charcoal oxpts. 149,150 Two examination books ‘University of Aberdeen',with notes of gas expts. (not all in Soddy’s hand.) 1918 1918 151. Notebook, "Merton College 7th June 1896 Organic Chemistry 1896, 1918 . Seo also Item 65 1 Notes." pp Organic Chemistry; Nov. 1918 — 20,notes from Schorlemmer,Rise and Development of pp 22 = 63,notes of charcoal expts. May- Blue ex. bk. resuming work on Alkali Boiler, inscribed "Begun 8,1II.52*; includes loose pages of calculns.inscribed August 19/1922 New Shortened Process. * 1922,1952 Red ex. bk. inscribed "Started Aug.29th 1941": notes and calculns, of resumed work on Soda Boiler; with further notes et rear and detailed explanatory note by Soddy dated 22 Feb.1952. 1941,1952 Vacant. Work on Mathematical Problems (see also Notebooks 47 =— 63) From about 1936,Soddy became increasingly interested in mathematical problems,especially the geometry of the circle. He published papers in NATURE (1936 — 37) and Proc.Roy.Soc.(1942 — 43),and devoted much time in his later years to cubic equations. Like the notebooks,the manuscripts and Mrs. Howorth’s list of documents used in her biography. 156. 1936 — 37,and 1956 155. Misc. figures and diagrams for published work on circles. indicative of the value Soddy attached to them. It seems likely that,as with the papers in Section VI on his work at Aberdeen ,the order of the working papers on mathematics often bear explanatory notes dated 1955 — 56 manuscripts has been disturbed although only Items 155 — 158 appear on "The Kiss Precise,The Hexlet and The Bowl of Integers*. (Offprint of Soddy's articles and ensuing corresp. in NATURE. 1936 — 37); later corresp. between M.Howorth and Editors of NATURE 1956. continusd Work on ‘Kissing Circles.’ Includes note by Soddy dated August 23rd 1956:'This bundle contains the MSS (2 copies) of unpublished book on Kissing Circles and cognate Note Books preserved,after sorting out as much as possible for destruction....* Contains: 2 annotated copies of booklet of articles and corresp. in NATURE,one with Soddy'’s note dated 23 Aug.1956 referred to above Corresp. with: A.S.Gosset Tanner; J Hodgkinson T.Chaundy C.H.Collie F.W.Lanchester Ms ‘Wheels within Wheels'; Ms *Preface'. See also Item 160. d F.S. C.S.A.C. 14/8/74 15 mai 1937 (corsains translation of poem and article let?, "The Kiss Precise’,corrooted Mss.1936. Procise',2 copies corrected Mss,with envelope dated rethan Unhaal CLITA ar ‘Wheels within Wheels. & Euclid of the PROBLEM (This is pre es aa the unpubli ie Gone of the ORT (tan . ok al Solution by Elementary Algebra z "OQUR—FOLD KISS, * a hed book referred to in 159 above) LS. 2 copies d Mss as follows: Problem aded Bead Necklace Pipct fortystitee Second Curvature Law Appendix of Working Details an fr ro ad shed work in not ns2 es 5 e aN * Notebook of calculns,and notes. ote inside front cover. nt cover dated Aug.23 1956 concerning ebook. 1936 = 37, 1940 1956 en are Standar oa ei g Equation ?* 1949 1948 v drafts,tables of calculns,copy of letter accompanying Ms. igh of Seahi aie. "Cubic Ratios by Euclidean Construction. * ion with three real roots:Its geometrical igures, inscribed *Rejected R.S.epaper & caraniouee matical calculns. on cubic ratios and cubic equations. on anid the Machine that solves it.' ered as lecture to Nobel Conference 1954) See also, Item 27 2 corrected Mss. Envelope of (Zaclid Method & cubic relations)* Letter from Royal Society declining to publish Ms. ad 20exr.38%. ‘The Bowl of Integers* in La Nature,April 1937;see 159 above. pe re publication of translation of Soddy'’s article with Thorold Gosset,with note *Sorted and Corresp. on circles with J.Hodgkinson each envelope bears Soddy's note and lagrams and figures for work on al calctins. 1955 1937 1937 1936 FeSe €.S.4.0. 14/6/74 Corresp. with Thorold Gosset Jan-Feb. 1937 1937 with Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter FRS on inter— 1951 = 53 es,with related offprints and articles. 173. VIII Publications. a Soday*s book, *Interpretation of the Atom’ was published by urray in 1932. The material was extensively revised by Soddy 1940 — 46 for a projected work to be called *Real Alchemy'. The book was published 1947,1954 under the title *The Story of Atomic Mergy.! 174. Brown ex.bk.Misc.notes on books read,mainly on Atomic Piles. 1945 175- Blue ex.bk. Draft for book on History of Atomic Physics,with n.d. notes on back cover for proposed lay—out of book. 176. Red Cash bk. inscribed ‘Interpretation of the Atom.Revision.* With further notes and insertions at front and back of book. Some pages dated 1945. 177. Grey ex.bk.labelled in M.Howorth's hand "Original of 1940 =— 45 Interpretation of the Atom Murray 1932'. Inside,in Soddy*s hand *Interpretaion of the Atom and Modern Alchemy Revision 1940*. Both ends of book used. Includes undated letter from Victor Gollancz on *Save Europe Now.’ 183 IV__ n.d. 178,179 2 brow exebks.,inscribed *Re—re—re—revision of I.0.A. 1947 = Real Alcheny.* 181. Misc. notes,mainly for index to 'The Story of Atomic Mnergy', 1947 182. Ms.Foreword to 1954 edition of "The Story of Atomic ergy! 1954 184. Ms "Real Alchemy and the Release of Tomic Energy'; includes 1946 180. Blue ex.bk. "The Atom & Energy prior to this Twentieth Century. n.d. Purple ex.bk.,covers only. Notes on publishers’ rights in new version of book,labelled ‘Abstract of Solicitors Case’. continued subsequent to Items 46 = 92. Some complement the earlier series, but the majority relates to Soddy's work on various radioactive minerals during his tenure of Dr. Lee's Professorship of Chemistry,Oxford. note by Soddy dated Bec.5 1947. (A revised version of this work was published as 'The Story of Atomic Rnergy.*) 1905.F.Soddy.Senior Chemistry Lab.Glasgow University.'; contains note on expts. on radioactive materials 1905 — 07. Notebooks and Working Papers (see Also Items 46 — 92,pp.11 = 14) 185. Notebook inscribed *Private Research Notes Commenced Dec. 1905 =— 17 These were received from the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory,Oxford C.8.A.C. 14/8/74 continued At rear of book: 'Work with T-DelHacKenzie on the Origin of Radium’, ‘Experiments on thec\ particle by the Electroscope Method', also misc-eexpts.continued at Aberdeen. Green ex.bk. Expts.mainly on emanation. lack notebook "Radium Tests commenced 29/8/10*.(Not all in oddy*s hand. ) Black notebook *Ceylon Thorite.* Black ex.bk. *War Work 1915 at each end.Thorium work May 21 to Oct. 1922.° Pale green ex.bk.*’Note on measurements as late as 1917 of early as 1910.*(with some loose pages) 23. 1905 = 06 1906 1907 "17 1908 — 09 1910 = 14 1914 m6 1915 and 49091 — 22 1910 = 17 Black notebook. Inventory of equipment. "Inventory of Silver inChest etc.bought on move to Oxford. 29/9/19"; also note of furniture 1919 "Apparat University ‘and soddy*s: cheque for £125.11.11. tus purchased by Professor Soddy Sep.8th from Aberdeen Small Black notebook,with addresses and travel arrangements for journey,to Prague to buy supply of uranium from Joachimn= sthal Mines. Also various calculns.and,at rear of book, particulars of terms of purchase. See also 16,201. Pale blue ex.bk. *Working up of Travancore Monazite Sand 16.XI.20 — 23.1V.21" B 4 i eige ex.bk. "ist. Workings up of Travancore Monazite Sand 5.IX.20 — 15.XI.20* (in various hands). ! Dark red ex.bk. "First Book on Working up Monazite Jan—Sep. 1920.* salso contains work on Uranium 1919. Dark blue ex.bk. ‘Work on Monazite (Oxford) Sept.1920 — Dec. 1921"; also note by Soddy on front page dated 30.9.39 Black ex.bk. *Working up of Travancore Monazite Sand 12.3.21— 8.3.22."; note at end dated Apr.1939. Red ex.bk. "Measurements on Ra Ac(Miss H.) May 1925 (started) over several years'. (Reference is to Miss A.Hitchens) 1925 = 26 Thesis on Alpha Rays of Actinium,submitted for D.Phil.Oxford by Marchese Paulo Misciatelli. (Soddy was the Supervisor of this thesis and wrote about the work to Professor Parravano,Rome,in an accompanying letter. Work on radium extraction andcactivity,by Soddy,Miss A. Hitchens,Mr. Reilly; includes correspondence with Radium Corporation of Czecho—Slovakia. See also 16,193. Work by Miss A.Hitchens on separation of Ac and Io in Pitchblende,. 1925 1927 1919 = 20 1920 - 21 1920 1920621 1939 1921 = 22 1939 1921 — 22 X-ray spectrometer from pitchblende. Misc. notes and papers on pitchblende; includes work by Miss A.Hitchens and J.K.Marsh. Ms. notes and papers on Thorium and Uranium in Monazite sand (signed S.I.) lis.enotes on Activity of Ionium; in various hands. Expts. by Soddy on monazite sand. eae n.d. 1938 ° Totes and expts. by Soddy and Miss A.Hitchens,with undated ° ork on Monazite...* te by Soddy:*Patch of loose papers,retained from pre-resignation of candidates* examination answer—books,numbered In = se v ts cS eo oral an etailed expts. on ray measurements. a swer—book ‘test of new apparatus’. Small black notebook, *Museum House Store Room etc. Inventory Feb. 1937? 1934 = 35 1939 1937 Small black notebook, *"RAD.STORES etc.*sinventory of radioactive residues; also data on X-ray spectrograph. perh1937 Dark red ex.bk. "Work on Ac mainly® 1924 and 1932 = 35 'Monazite Aug.1939 — May 1941° 1922 and 1937 = 39 1939 = 41 IX Correspondence . The correspondence is arranged chronologically. The majority Chemistry Laboratory,Oxford,are marked with an asterisk. cones from M.Howorth’s collection. Additional letters found in the Inorganic Misc. offprints by other scientists on rare—earths,x%-ray spectra etc. 'Monazite Oct.22 — Feb.27 resumed in Museum House Jume 1937 - June 1939.°. 218. * Letter from K.A.Fajans 19.x.13 request to examine B.M.coins for chemical reaction (declined by Trustees);letters exchamged with Barclay V.Head,G.F.Hill, E. Thompson, 216. Mise. references for students.(Not sorted or indexed). 217. Corr.with Dept. of Coins and Medals,British Museum re Soddy's 1905 Howard A.Kelly,Charles Ww tch to Soddy in pas ,»Colorado,in co—opera Parsons, Ka of carnoti ls 2 from 1914 1914, 1920 1916 2 letters from A.J.Balfour Corresp. with University of Glasgow re work submitted for D.Sc. by Alexander (Lord) Fleck. Undated Ms. reference for Fleck supporting his application for a Fellowship and describing scientific work done in collaboration. perh. 1914 e by Soddy for Alexander Russell (later Student of nurch,Oxford) as Lecturer,Westminster Training Coll. timonial for Russell. 1913 1919 lette Misc. of Science Rut 1anks to Soddy for complimentary copies 1920 Tas 63; includes letters from Maude Royden, * Corr.reJonn Ernest College Oxford. Marsh,renewal of Fellowship,Merton 1923, 1928 * Corr. with Radium Belge re shipment of Katanga Uranium ores for work at Oxford. 1923 = 24 * Corr. with Alexander Russell rew work on uranyl nitrate; includes Ms by Soddy *Réesumé of Work on the Uranium Compounds? 1925 1926 1927 1927 Corr. with Rutherford re specimens of thorium lead. * Corr. with Frederick M.Brewer; request for testimonial and of Soddy’s testimonial in reply. Misc. corr. with Robert A.Lawson,Fritz A.Paneth(to M.Howorth), 1942 1950 tributes to Stefan Meyer by frac thorium lead and events in 1914 = 1957 and Paneth re loan of 18 War. See also 228, 229 * Corr. with John A.Cranston;testimonial by Soddy supporting Cranston's application for Chair of Chemistry, Bangor. Misc. corr. re specimon of thorium lead sent to Professor IUnigschmid in 1916 through Professor Kammerlingh Onnes; letters exchamged with Professor Haas,O.H8nigschmid, tefan Meyer. See also 228,230. from Hinshelwood. Corr. with W.A.Noyes re controversy over priority of discoveries of atomic disentegration and isotopes. From Sir Cyril Hinshelwood;includes letter to M.Howorth From Sir John Townsend on measurements of 'e* and te/m* 1930 1935 1935 1936 1936 From A.W.Stewart,on Soddy's retirement. from E.F.Armstrong : 1937, 1957 Committee eo Chet mis try a Beeecsine Rei te oeApee or Norman Feather FRS during preparation Lography of Rutherford; includes letter from Toworth. Letter from Dr. S.T.Bowden on early use of term ‘isotope’, from Edgar C.Thrupp(Vancouver) on predictions of storms. m Sidney A.Reeve. rv. re patents on rare-earth elemonts including thorium. j. Corr. with Harry W.Imeglish. wocmnent on "Relativity Nonsense! by Robert Harvey. 46. Corr. with Sir James Chad wiéks includes letters from Chadwick to M.Howorth. Corr. with Dr. F.W.Lanchester on gravity and radioactivity. 46. Corr. with Sir Charles Darwin,on energy. 1938 1938 1939 1957 1939 1939 1939 1940 1942 n.d. 1942 1957 1945 1945 1945 1946 1947 1948 includes two versions - Soddy's 1946 te Otto Hahn's New Atoms Letter from People's Common Law Parliament. Letter re lecture at Economic Reform Club and Institute. Corr. ae Morris W.Travers; published letter to NATURE 1950, with Sgiita dum dated 1953. Invitation to visit Moscow,Academy of Sciences USSR Corr. with C.H.Collie and Kurt Mendelssohn re Soddy's radioactive materials; with related offprints. Corr. with Morris W.Travers re collaboration of Ramsay and Soddy in 1903; contains information on expts.carried out and dates of work. Paneth. fhe. includes one letter from Paneth dated 1941. Controversy on priority of claims of Wm,Higgins and John Dalton in modern atomic theory.; includes Ms of Soddy's letter to NATURE May 5,1951,in response’ to J.R.Partington's letter of Jan 20,1951; further corr. with J.R. Partington and Fritz Corr. with Herbert Marcus Powell. 1949 — 51 1951, 1953 1950 1951 Letter from Sir Richard Gregory. BS. CiS, A.C. : 14/8/74 .: | rae 1952 = 53 der,thanking Soddy for gift of articles 1953 Yr. with Sir Harold Hartley re Soddy's early ideas on mic enorgy; includes cuttings of 2 articles by Soddy itten 1903,on "Recent sgenses in Radioactivity’ and ‘Possible ure applications of radiun.* ea, 1953 Pu ARMS TRO ONG,E F ARMSTRONG Henry E hp BALFOUR,Rt.Hon.Arthur John a! Hilda wy ste 9 4 jenry T RAtrATTT DU WD 9 5 ut EREWER,Frederick M PREMIER PAU ig Stella vr Henry K,Sir James H Sir’ John, Bi. Exnest CARTER , Frank T chie C BRODRICK, Hon. Georg CHADW CHAUNDY, CLOW,Ar COLLIE, CONROY, COOKE, W COX, John COXETER gharold Scott MacDonald Sir Charles CROOKES »Sir Willian CURIE, Marie de HAAS,| DALE, Si CURT E,Pierre CRANSTON 5 John A C.SeA.C. 14/8/74 TNAY TCU Tan 4 BNGULSG gharry W 7] Ss es eee oaks EVE 9A thur Stewart are potas FAJANS ,K A FLECK, Alexander (Lord) GEDDES A E GOSSET TANITER,A GOSSET, Thorold GREGORY, J GREGORY, SirRichard W HAHN, Otto HARCOURT, A.Vernon HARRINGTON ,B HARTLEY,Sir Harold . HEAD, Parclay V HEVESY,George de 244 ao 218 239 38,221 37 158 170,171 14 259 30 st 260 34 HILL,G F HODGKINSON , J HONIGSCHMID, Otto JOLIOT—CURIE 1Fran¢ ois INGOLD,Sir Christopher HINSHELWOOD;Sir Cyril KERMACK ,W KITHIL,Karl L McALISTER,Sir Donald LARMOR,Sir Joseph MENDELSSOHN , Kurt LAWSON, Robert W Th ARD ae et MA BRIDE, E W KELLY Howard A ANCHESTER ,F — T MEYER Stefan tat ODLING William PANETH, Fritz A PARSONS, Charles L PARTINGTON , J PETERSON ,W POWELL,Herbert Marcus RAMSAY,Sir William REEVE, Sidney A se ISTE NT No T ROYDEN, Dame Maude Wi RUCKER,Sir Arthur W ewes RUSSELL, Alexander S RUTHERFORD, (Lord) Ernest 36, 125, 230,257 21>: 257 t 256 Spire 242 223 8 31,39, 222,226 6,14, 223, 228 STEWART ,A 234 THOMPSON, E 217 241 11,14 239) Wallace 235,250,251 THRUPP, Edgar C TOWNSEND ,Sir John TILDEN,Sir William VERDON—ROE,Sir Alliott TRAVERS ,Morris William 38