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Notebooks and Working Papers, 1905-1922

MS. Eng. misc. b. 186
Held at the Weston Library

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Notebook inscribed 'Private Research Notes Commenced Dec. 1905. F. Soddy. Senior Chemistry Lab. Glasgow University'. Contains note on experiments on radioactive materials 1905-1907. At rear of book: 'Work with T.D. Mackenzie on the Origin of Radium', 1905-1906; 'Experiments on the particle by the Electroscope Method', 1906; also miscellaneous experiments continued at Aberdeen, 1907-1917.

Green exercise book. Experiments, mainly on emanation, 1908-1909.

Black notebook: 'Radium Tests commenced 29/8/10'. (Not all in Soddy's hand.) 1910-1914.

Black notebook: 'Ceylon Thorite', 1911-1915.

Black exercise book. 'War Work 1915 at each end. Thorium work May 1921 to Oct. 1922'.

Pale green exercise book: 'Note on measurements', 1910-1917.

Black notebook. Inventory of equipment:. 'Inventory of Silver in Chest 29/9/19'; also note of furniture, etc., bought on move to Oxford, 1919.

Small black notebook, with addresses and travel arrangements for journey to Prague to buy supply of uranium from Joachimsthal Mines. Also various calculations, and, at rear of book, particulars of the terms of purchase, 1921.

Dark red exercise book. 'First Book on Working up Monazite, Jan-Sep. 1920'; also contains work on Uranium, 1919.

Beige exercise book. '1st. Workings up of Travancore Monazite Sand 15.IX.20 - 15.XI.20' (in various hands).

Pale blue exercise book. 'Working up of Travancore Monazite Sand 16.XI.20 - 23.IV.21'.

Dark blue exercise book. 'Work on Monazite (Oxford) Sept. 1920 - Dec. 1921'; also note by Soddy on front page dated 30.9.39.


  • Creation: 1905-1922


13 items

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 186

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