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Lowry, Thomas Martin, 1874-1936 (physical chemist)

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Lowry, Thomas Martin (1874-1936), Professor of Physical Chemistry in the University of Cambridge 1920-36. Thomas Martin Lowry, son of a Methodist minister in the West Riding, was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and the Central Technical College, South Kensington. In 1896 he became assistant to H.E. Armstrong (Professor of Chemistry at the College), a post he held for thirteen years until his appointment as head of the chemistry department at Guy's Hospital Medical School. Between 1917 and 1919 he also served as Director of Shell-Filling. He was elected to a fellowship of the Royal Society in 1914. From 1920 until his death he was the first holder of the chair of physical chemistry at Cambridge.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter to Adams, Walter 1933-1936, 1936-04-24

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7653/1/i/A/17
Scope and Contents Rutherford has spoken to Mr [Robert] Schnurmann, working on 'molecular rays' in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory [in the University of Cambridge] under Mr Fraser. ICI has stopped contributing to the work and Fraser is looking for another job. Schnurmann was paid £50 per month to 1st January 1937 plus £90 from the British Fund for German Jewry, to end on 30th June 1936 but wishes to work to the end of 1936 so that he can submit his PhD. Rutherford finds it difficult to know were...
Dates: 1936-04-24
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The MS Add.7653 Ernest Rutherford papers are owned by the University of Cambridge and are open for consultation under the normal regulations of the University Library's manuscripts collections; see http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/. The only limitations to use are in respect of the low-level radioactivity of a small number of items in the collection. Further advice is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room staff.
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Letter to Adams, Walter 1933-1936, 1936-05-08

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7653/1/i/A/19
Scope and Contents Thanks Adams for sending the paper in the ‘Universities Review’, which Rutherford does not believe is liable to cause them trouble. He cannot be at the meeting on Tuesday [May 12] to discuss the future organisation of ‘the new body’ [the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning]. Agrees that there should be a good Executive Committee of twelve to deal regularly with business and has no objection to Sub-Committees formed as the occasion arose with one or two in being for rapid...
Dates: 1936-05-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The MS Add.7653 Ernest Rutherford papers are owned by the University of Cambridge and are open for consultation under the normal regulations of the University Library's manuscripts collections; see http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/. The only limitations to use are in respect of the low-level radioactivity of a small number of items in the collection. Further advice is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room staff.
 Fonds — Box: MS Add.8678: Box 1

Thomas Martin Lowry : Scientific correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8678
Scope and Contents The letters and papers catalogued below mostly originated during Lowry's Cambridge years. They cover a variety of topics, but the largest group relates to Lowry's disagreements with Professors C.K. Ingold and J.F. Thorpe on the subject of mutarotation, concerning which he believed not only that their arguments and conclusions were wrong, but that they had 'grossly misrepresented' his own views. The correspondents found here include many of the most influential chemists and physicists of the...
Dates: 1915-1932
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