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Correspondence, 1971-1974

MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.22
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  1. Correspondence with Richard J. Eden regarding Paul Dirac on occasion of Dirac's 70th birthday, 1971: 5 typescript pages of Peierls's reminiscences and recollections. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 205/C.82.)
  2. Correspondence with Mrs. Robert Oppenheimer regarding proposed biography of her husband, 1972: 4 typescript pages of Peierls's reminiscences and recollections of Oppenheimer. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.19, MS. Eng. misc. b. 212/C.227-MS. Eng. misc. b. 212/C.228, MS. Eng. misc. d. 218/D.9, and MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.18.)
  3. Correspondence with B.H. Muller regarding Leo Szilard: notes by Muller of his interview with Peierls (June 1972) annotated, amended and expanded by Peierls.
  4. Comments by Peierls on Charles P. Enz's article on Pauli, 1972. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b.212/C.240.)
  5. Correspondence with Charles Weiner and Otto Nathan (trustee of the Einstein estate) regarding some Einstein-Warburg correspondence, 1972-1973.
  6. Correspondence with W.E. Frahn regarding the 'Bohr, Peierls and Placzek paper', 1974. (This paper was never published: see MS. Eng. misc. b. 203/C.29-MS. Eng. misc. b. 203/C.35.)


  • Creation: 1971-1974


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 197/A.22

Former reference:

CSAC 52.6.77/A.22

Related Materials

The following files also contain correspondence and/or writings of a special historical/autobiographical interest, although this list is by no means complete.

  1. MS. Eng. misc. b. 211/C.218: Correspondence with N.F. Mott regarding the history of metal-insulator transitions.
  2. MS. Eng. misc. b. 213/C.265: Correspondence with P. Rosbaud regarding German scientific effort during the War.
  3. MS. Eng. misc. b. 218/D.10: Autobiographical note by Peierls for Modern Men of Science.
  4. MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.18: Obituary notices of G.N. Watson, M. Born, L. Rosenfeld; Peierls's review of Lawrence and Oppenheimer and his entry on J.R. Oppenheimer for A Biographical Dictionary of Scientists.
  5. MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.22 and MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.23: Correspondence regarding various interviews, recordings and television appearances made by Peierls.
  6. MS. Eng. misc. b. 222/E.11: Typescript of talk by Peierls on "The History of the 'Peierls-Navaho' Force".
  7. Miscellaneous reviews and articles mentioned in Section D, see especially MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.12 and MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.13.

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