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Typescript copy of unpublished autobiography of Sir George Paget Thomson.

Identifier: Acc.14524

Scope and Contents

Autobiographical memoir written for private circulation, covering Sir George Thomson's childhood; education; experiences and military and scientific postings during the First and Second World Wars; research and work on electron diffraction; role as the Scientific Adviser to the British Delegation to the Atomic Energy Commission of the United Nations, 1946-47; professional appointments and publications; leisure international visits and holidays after 1945; and the life and work of his father, Sir J. J. Thomson.

With handwritten inscription to 'Maisie' [Mary Buchanan Drew], February 1967.


  • Creation: 1966.


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1 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 2023, by Janet Drew Arnold and The Reverend Duane W. H. Arnold, USA.

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Acc.14385 Correspondence and papers of Mary Buchanan Drew, with correspondence of Lady Lilian Adam Smith.

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