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Purchase of collection of scientific instruments for South Australian Institute. (Case I).
Application by Tyndall for Sydney post rejected. (Case I) (Plus typescript).
Applies for Chair of Experimental Philosophy and Chemistry at Sydney University. (typescript copy, p.493).
Hopes Tyndall will obtain Sydney post; refers to visit to Sydney on H.M.S. Rattlesnake. (typescript copy, p.2855).
Recalls lectures at Royal Military Academy; visit to Australia and observation of Indigenous Australians. (typescript copy, pp.778-79).
Receipt of testimonials and application for post at Sydney University. (Case I) (Plus typescript).
Despatch of book on New Zealand; Alps. (Case VI, Packet XIX).
Thanks for book; destruction of Maori race by English settlers. (Case VI, Packet XIX).
Recalls old times in Ireland; has done well in Australia. (Typescript copy, pp.3874-76).
Invites Tyndall to do lecturing tour in Australia. (typescript copy, pp. 3877-78).
Old friends; current activities. (typescript copy, p. 3872)
Sends cuttings on Tyndall's Presidential Address to British Association. (Case II)
Account of rainbow reflected in sea observed at Tahiti; refers to Tyndall's book Light. (Case VIII)
Thanks for photograph; research in Alps; glaciers in New Zealand. (Case VI, Packet XIII)
Thanks for congratulations: appointment of W.L. Bragg to National Physical Laboratory; Chapman's career at Adelaide University; pride of Adelaide in Bragg's achievements.
Examination of structure of ice in Antarctic; inquires about crystal structure of ice.
Thanks for papers; discusses work on β rays.
Experimental study of secondary β rays produced by γ rays of actium; controversy about experiments on velocity of rontgen ray.
Suggestions for lectures for mathematics teachers; address to Collegiate Schools Association.
Seeks article for Science Progress; thanks for reprints.
Nomination of Bragg for Fellowship of Royal Society; death of P. Curie; G. Duffield; work on new edition of Hydrodynamics; appointment of E. Rutherford to Manchester University; W.L. Bragg; Chair of Physics at Leeds University. (5 letters).
Bragg's disc theory of atom; radium research; A.C.D. Rivett; J.J. Thomson. (3 letters).
Bragg's γ ray experiments; theory on expenditure of energy of α particles; paper on self-inductance of coils; sends paper for Philosophical Magazine. (6 letters).
Problem of electrometer deflection; experiments with α and β rays.
Bragg's ionisation figures; atomic values for various compounds. (2 letters).
Thanks for papers; Pollock's work on neutral ions; work of J.J. Thomson on critical energy for non-capture. (4 letters).
Thanks for enabling him to obtain refuge in Australia.
Publication of papers; despatch of pure radium bromide; verification of Daltonian idea on atoms; investigation of absorption phenomena; E. Rutherford; criticisms by G.W. Walker of ionisation theory; paper on relative ionisation of uranium and thorium; death of P. Curie; J.J. Thomson; academic appointments; despatch of liquifier; election of Bragg as Fellow of Royal Society; despatch of argon and helium; Chair of Physics at Leeds University. (26 letters)
Theory of Meyer on disc-like structure of atoms; theory of J.J. Thomson on cessation of ionizing power in α; Bragg's square root law and significance for dynamics of atom; paper on ionisation and new type of viscosity. (6 letters).
Differences in absorption phenomena of α and β rays; paper sent to Philosophical Magazine; experiment by Becqueul on magnetic deflection of α rays.
Visit to Sydney; deduction of elementary electrostatic theorems form Maxwell's elastic medium theory; thanks for assistance on electrical theories; magnetic resistances of various circuits. (9 letters).
Sends notes on magnetism of earth (5pp.); relative motion of charged body on another body.
Career as field geologist; Bragg's work on hardness of minerals; structure of diamond and cuprite.
Woolnough's observations; structure of cuprite.
Seeks advice on query from E. Marsden on variations in beneficial effects of limonites fed to cattle suffering ion deficiency; despatch of samples of limonites. (8 letters, including 2 replies from Bragg).
Congratulations of University of Adelaide on Presidency of British Association. (cable)
Urges Bragg to apply for Chair at Sydney University; names selection committee.
Recommends Bragg for Chair of Physics at Leeds University; Bragg's career; refers to his visit to Adelaide. (2 letters)
Thanks for paper for Philosophical Magazine; nomination of Bragg for Fellowship of Physical Society.
Advantages of move to McGill University. (draft).
Congratulations of Royal Society of South Australia on Nobel Prize and Barnard Gold Medal.
Election as Fellow of Royal Society. (draft)
Congratulation of Council of Adelaide University on Nobel Prize; death of R. Barr Smith.
Election as member of Australia Club, London; encloses rules.
Family history; childhood in Market Harborough, Leicestershire; education at King William's College and Cambridge University; voyage to Australia; arrival in Adelaide; meeting with Todd Family. (31pp.)
Teaching of physics at Adelaide University; early experiments with radium. (4pp.)
Absorption of alpha rays; radium work; revised edition of book; Bragg's papers on mathematical development of ionisation in thick and thin layers; paper on ionisation and recombination; Silliman Lectures; growth of radium in solutions of actinium; Rutherford's move to Manchester; Chair of Mathematical Physics at McGill University; Bragg's results with gamma rays; appointment of Bragg to Leeds University; work of other scientists. (16 letters).
Differences in absorption phenomena of alpha and beta rays; ionisation of gases; isolation in Adelaide; recombination of ions; F. Soddy; discovery of radioactive mineral in South Australia; actinium experiments; offer of post at McGill University; offer of Chair at Leeds University; experiments with secondary x-rays. (24 letters, xerox copies)
Interviews of candidates for Chair at Queensland University. (3 letters, xerox copies).
Wishes to do x-ray research under Bragg's supervision.
Requests Natalie Allen be admitted as research student at Davy-Faraday Laboratory.
Discovery of crystal structure of Benzil; inquires about publication. (2 letters)
Arrival from New Zealand interest in working on crystal structure with Bragg.
Visit to Sir Charles Todd; exhibition of painting.
Paper on contributions of Australian scientists, including Bragg, T.R. Lyle, G.W. Selby, F.J. Clendinnen, S. Barbour, W.J. Hancock, Rev. J. Slattery, H.M. Hewlett, J.W. Sutton, G.R. King, R. Threlfall. (typescript, 62pp.)
Letters of condolence to Sir Lawrence Bragg on death of his father. Filmed selectively.
Kept by Bragg while carrying out research on radioactivity at Adelaide University.
Notebook No. 9 includes a letter from Registrar of Melbourne University to Bragg, 13 Dec. 1907 requesting a report on doctoral thesis of E.F.J. Love, 'Some applications of thermodynamics'.
Subjects include systems of conductors; magnetic shell; variations of energy in electro-magnetic field; magnetic theory; Hobart address; paper by J.J. Thomson on electromagnetism; paper by Lord Rayleigh on self-induction; Sydney examination papers; currents in multiple circuits.
Many of cuttings are incomplete or dilapidated and some are undated. Subjects include University extension lectures (1895), lectures on Rontgen photography (1896), Queen's School Sports Day (1899), lecture on radioactivity (1903), Australiasian Association for Advancement of Science Congress, Dunedin (1904), lecture on radium (1905), unveiling of statue of Sir Walter Hughes at Adelaide University (1906), lecture on alpha rays of uranium and thorium (1906), A.A.A.S. Congress, Adelaide (1907); election of Bragg as Fellow of Royal Society (1907); annual meeting of Lady Victoria Buxton Girls Club (1908); departure of Bragg from Adelaide (1908); A.A.A.S. Congress, Brisbane. (1909).
Typescript recollections of Stanley Addison, a laboratory assistant at Adelaide University 1899-1909, written in about 1965. They refer to Addison's previous work for an Adelaide doctor, his admiration of Bragg, Bragg's early life and his research on x-rays and radium.
Claim that wireless message in Southern Hemisphere was sent in Tasmania in 1900; Sir William Bragg sent first message on 8 July 1899.
Congratulations on appointment as Director of National Physical Laboratory.
Congratulations on award of Hughes Medal of Royal Society.
Seeks opinion on candidates for Fellowships of Australian Academy of Science.
Comments on visit to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
Seeks article on structure of myoglobin for Australian Scientist.
Congratulations on appointment to Cavendish Chair of Physics at Cambridge.
Correspondence between Sir David Rivett (Melbourne) and Bragg, 5 February 1947 - 24 April 1947 (File)
Includes: Rivett to Bragg (05/02/1947): congratulations on award of Ripley Medal; rumour that M. Oliphant will not come to Canberra. Bragg to Rivett (24/04/1947): Thanks for congratulations; M. Oliphant.
Seeks information for lecture on H.G.J. Moseley.
Thanks for paper 'The standards of advanced studies and research in science and technology; refridgeration problem.'
Impending departure for Tasmania; hopes to see Bragg.
Includes Butler to Annand (04/01/1962): Seeks copy for C.S.I.R.O. of talk by Bragg on art of lecturing on scientific objects. Annand to Butler (11/01/1962): Sends copy of talk.
Account of early researches in physics of Sir William Bragg at Adelaide.
References to Sir Charles Todd in Ernestine Hill's The Territory.
Confirms that Bragg did not study physics at school; education in Adelaide.
includes; Oliphant to Bragg (29/03/1966) Requests reminiscences of Adelaide days and Sir William Bragg for Records of Australian Academy of Science. Bragg to Oliphant (04/04/1966) Wishes to defer article.
Reminiscences of Sir William Bragg; his research methods; hobbies; house in Adelaide; nostalgia for Australia; Lord Rutherford; holidays in South Australia.
Correspondence- Lord Florey to Bragg, and R. Bleaney to Bragg, 5 December 1966 - 10 December 1966 (File)
includes; Florey to Bragg (05/12/1966) Monash University; doubts about cooperation between three Melbourne universities. R. Bleaney to Bragg (10/12/1966): Inaccessibility of Monash University; suspects lectures would cause ill-feeling at Melbourne University.
Offers to send letters of Sir William Bragg to her father Arthur Rogers; Adelaide University Library.
Seeks sources for lecture at Queensland University on life and work of Sir William Bragg.
Christmas greetings; visit to St Peter's College.
Possible visit by Bragg to Australia; work on protein molecule.
Sends correspondence on article on overland telegraph; biography of Sir Charles Todd by Lorna Todd.
Sends map of Adelaide University; Royal Institution.
Interest in lecturing in Australia; invites Oliphant to give Royal Institution discourse.
Press report about Black Hamburgh vine growing at home of Sir Wallace Sandford in Adelaide.
Visit to England with Lilias Needham; letter from Lorna Todd.
Photocopies and other materials on Sir Charles Todd. (7 letters)
Thanks for notes on connection of grandfather R.J. Bragg with S.S. Tararua.
Correspondence, May 1959-Dec. 1962, concerning arrangements for travel and lectures, visits to universities, research institutes and other bodies, social events, Einstein Memorial Lecture at Adelaide, election of Bragg as Honorary Member of Royal Society of N.S.W., and visit of Sir Mark Oliphant to Britain for Royal Society's Tercentenary celebrations. Principal correspondents are Sir Mark Oliphant (Canberra), H. Basten (Adelaide), A.L. Reimann (Brisbane), A.D. McRonald (Adelaide) and F.G. Lennox (Melbourne). Other correspondents include E.L. Allen (Brisbane), C.J. Connell (Brisbane), E.J. Drake (London), G.R.A. Ellis (Camden), Alice Fisher (Adelaide), R.D.B. Fraser (Melbourne), G.B. Gresford (Melbourne), C. Grimshaw (Brisbane), Sir Eric Harrison (London) D.K.R. Hodgkin (Canberra), Rita Knight (Sydney), H. Messel (Sydney), H.R. Millard (Sydney), C.J. Milner (Sydney), E.E. O'Farrell (Hobart), Sir William Oliver (Canberra), J. Reid (Somers, Victoria) F.H. Schubert (Adelaide), R.A. Smith (Armidale), J.R. Somerville (Armidale), Lorna Todd (Adelaide), H.C. Webster (Brisbane), F. White (Melbourne), N.F. Williams (Sydney), H. Wood (Sydney)...
Correspondence, April 1959-Nov. 1961, concerning arrangements for travel, lectures and broadcasts, visits to universities and research institutes, social events, Rutherford Memorail Lecture at Canterbury University, conferral of Doctorate of Science by University of New Zealand and election of Bragg as Honorary Member of Royal Society of New Zealand. Principal correspondents are Sir Ernest Marsden (Wellington), R.S. Allan (Christchurch), K. Mees (Honolulu) and M. Wood (Wellington). Other correspondents include G. Arehey (Auckland), A. Bowman (Nelson), F.E. Cumming-Bruce (Wellington), Sir George Currie (Wellington), J.K. Dixon (Wellington), J.B. Earnshaw (Auckland), D.C.W. Florance, D. Hall (Auckland), R. Livesey (Taupo), D.C. Martin (London), J.T. Salmon (Wellington), P. Smithells (Dunedin), F.G. Soper (Dunedin), D. Studholme (Dunedin), W.H. Taylor (Cambridge)...
Thanks for information on x-ray equipment; Hong Kong University visit to Australia and New Zealand - changes since 1911.
T.H. Laby; wishes to do geophysical research at Manchester University.
Encloses scheme of research submitted to Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
X-ray apparatus; research on lead alloys; difficulty in finding research students.
Sends second instalment of thesis and notes by son, A.L. Thompson.
Meeting with D. Gabor; research; optical problems.
Discourse: 'The southern Milky Way', 5 May 1961.
Discourse: 'The primitive nervous system', 18 Nov. 1955.