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Correspondence, 1946-1957

MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.16
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  1. Correspondence with W. Stanners regarding modern warfare and its morality (lengthy letter from Peierls on this subject), 1946.
  2. Correspondence with Alexander Sachs regarding his testimony before the US Senate Committee on Atomic Energy, 1946
  3. 'I am not perturbed', statement by Peierls for publication in the Sunday Express in refutation of its article of 29 October 1950, entitled 'Perturbed Men' which attempted to represent the attitude of foreign-born scientists as a result of the Pontecorvo case. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 203C.42, MS. Eng. misc. b. 206/C.109, MS. Eng. misc. b. 213/C.266 and MS. Eng. misc. b. 214/C.281.)
  4. Correspondence with F.G. Gregory regarding cancellation of invitation to Professor C.F. Powell to lecture in Germany, 1953. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 212/C.250.)
  5. Manuscript on 'The Lesson of the Fuchs case', 7pp. with Peierls's recollections of Fuchs and his reflection on security and its consequent social problem. n.d., probably 1952.
  6. Correspondence with Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper regarding his statement in a review of a book on the Oppenheimer case that Oppenheimer had resided in Cambridge after the hearings, 1955.
  7. Correspondence with Martin J. Klein regarding a biography of Paul Ehrenfest, 1957. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 206/C.92.)
  8. 'The bias of nature', an article by J. Bronowski sent for discussion with Peierls, 1957.


  • Creation: 1946-1957


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.16

Former reference:

CSAC 52.6.77/A.16

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