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Letter from Muriel Howorth concerning Frederick Soddy's economics collection

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MS. Eng. c. 8417, fol. 90

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Letter, 20 May 1959, from Muriel Howorth to Professor B. Bromberg in New York sending a leaflet on 'Social Relations of Science', possibly written by Frederick Soddy. She expressed the hope that Bromberg will one day publish something about Soddy's monetary theory.

The letter is written on the headed paper of 'The Laymen's Institute of Atomic Information for the Powerful uses of Atomic Energy' based at 55 Park Lane, W1 [London], which was founded by Muriel Howorth in 1948.


  • Creation: 20 May 1959


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MS. Eng. c. 8417, fol. 90

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CMD ID 22250


Letter from Muriel Howorth concerning Frederick Soddy's economics collection.

Biographical / Historical

Muriel Howorth (1886-1971) was an amateur nuclear scientist who advocated for atomic energy as a force for good through organisations which she founded, publications and campaigning. She wrote a biography of the 1921 Nobel Laureate Frederick Soddy and in 1956 inherited all his papers. In 1957-1958 she sent Soddy's economics collection to Benjamin Bromberg who was due to publish a survey of notable economic reformists.

Custodial History

Purchased by Dr Vernizzi from an antiquarian bookstore in New York State in April 2022. The bookstore had acquired part of Benjamin Bromberg's collection in circa 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Library by Dr Graziano Vernizzi in 2022.

Catalogue of a Letter from Muriel Howorth concerning Frederick Soddy's Economics Collection
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