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James Clerk Maxwell: Letters to George Chrystal and other papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8375

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of papers relating to James Clerk Maxwell, George Chrystal, Prof. William Garnett (Maxwell's Demonstrator at the Cavendish Laboratory), and John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh. A typed note states '5.10.67: Presented by Professor Mott, these were found among the possessions of his late Father, who worked in the Cavendish Laboratory for two years in the early days'. The miscellaneous items, nos. 22-26, are in Maxwell's hand.


  • Creation: 1874-1885


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, 1980.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds other correspondence and papers of Maxwell, MSS.Add.7655 and 8385.

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