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Autograph Letter Signed (“E Rutherford”), to Professor Martin Knudsen of Copenhagen

Rutherford, Ernest 2 pages. 12mo. Rutherford (1871-1937), the "father of nuclear physics," writes to Danish physicist Martin Knudsen regarding the lectures on atomic theory he plans to give in Copenhagen, and ends with a reference to Niels Bohr. In part: "I would be prepared to begin my three lectures either on Saturday or on Monday Sept 20 as you prefer. I trust these times will meet with your approval. The titles of my 3 lectures will be 1 Counting of atoms 2 Structure of atoms 3 Isotopes and their meaning The first will be the most popular but I am hopeful I can make all three intelligbile if my audience can follow English. I am writing to Bohr also" Knudsen (1871-1949) was a molecular physicist at the Technical University in Denmark. "It was important to Bohr that Rutherford should be one of the very first to see his new Institute for Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University, and Rutherford's first visit to Denmark in September 1920 was timed with this in mind. However, the opening of the institute was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Bohr did make us of the occasion of Rutherford's visit to introduce his mentor to the Danish pulblic in a substantial popular article in a Copenhagen newspaper" (Collected Works of Bohr, vol 12, p 109). Rutherford was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, "for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances" photo Single sheet of blindstamped stationery. Old folds, thumbprint at bottom edges
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Principles of Politeness, and of Knowing the World. By the Late Lord Chesterfield. Methodized and digested under distinct Heads, with Additions by the Rev. Dr. John Trusler: containing Every Instruction necessary to complete the Gentleman and Man of Fashion; to teach him a Knowledge of life, and Make him well received in All Companies. To which is now first Annexed A Father’s legacy to his Daughters: by the late Dr. Gregory

Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Fourth American edition of "Principles," but the first edition printed in America to contain both of these classic works of instructions for young women and men. The first American edition of Gregory's "A Father's Legacy" was published in New York in 1775, the first of "Principles" in 1778 in Philadelphia. The first edition of Trusler's work was published in 1775 and Gregory's work was first published in 1774. 143, [1]pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Colby Library Quarterly p. 252; Shipton and Mooney 20003 Quarter contemporary American calf and boards, probably publisher's binding Fourth American edition of "Principles," but the first edition printed in America to contain both of these classic works of instructions for young women and men. The first American edition of Gregory's "A Father's Legacy" was published in New York in 1775, the first of "Principles" in 1778 in Philadelphia. The first edition of Trusler's work was published in 1775 and Gregory's work was first published in 1774.