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Correspondence, 1965-1970

MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.20
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  1. Correspondence with Malcolm D. Ferrier regarding the Frisch-Peierls memorandum, 1965.
  2. Correspondence with A.N. Bryan-Brown regarding a speech about V. Weisskopf (the Latin oration on the occasion of his honorary degree from Oxford where Bryan-Brown was Public Orator), 1965. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 216/C.322 and MS. Eng. misc. b. 216/C.330.
  3. Correspondence with Edwin M. McMillan regarding Oliphant's proposal for a high energy proton accelerator, 1967.
  4. Correspondence with J. Thewlis regarding 'Peierls stress' and non-local potentials, 1967.
  5. Correspondence with R.S. Shankland re the Compton effect, 1969.
  6. Correspondence with Charles Weiner regarding his tape-recorded oral history interview with Peierls (August 1969), correction of the transcript, etc. This tape and transcript are deposited in the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics, New York. A narrative chronology titled 'Peierls's War Years' (1940-1944), perhaps prepared by the Center as background information for C. Weiner before the interview, has been extracted and listed separately, 1969-1973. (See MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.1.)
  7. Correspondence with Robert Reid regarding his book Tongues of Conscience: Peierls's comments on the manuscript of one chapter, especially regarding the refugee scientists in Britain, 1968-1969. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.23.)
  8. Correspondence with Ronald Clark regarding his biography of Albert Einstein: Peierls's comments on that part of the manuscript dealing with Einstein's reaction to Szilard's proposal in 1939 for a nuclear weapon. Peierls's letter includes a query of Clark's statement that fission was 'in some ways the climax of half a century's work', 1970


  • Creation: 1965-1970


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Language of Materials

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.20

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CSAC 52.6.77/A.20

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