KELVIN (Lord, Sir William Thomson, 1824-1907, Physicist, Mathematician & Inventor)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Griffiths, thanking him for his letter which has been forwarded from Glasgow which "reminds me, or rather puts me in mind, that I did not call for a reply from you on Thursday. I ought to have done so, but inadvertently did not, though in reality I think none of us felt that any of our remarks needed reply from you. I write now, first to thank you for your letter and to congratulate you on the successful conclusion of your splendid work. i hope you will still find time for more and more of scientific work, though I quite understand how difficult it must be for you to find time and energy to spare from your arduous university duty. Have you anything farther in hand or in view at present. You must not scruple to ask for anything that the Govt Grant can do to help, whether in the way of expenses for apparatus, or procuring skilled assistance, or more manual assistance ...", 4 sides 8vo., 12 Grosvenor Gardens, University Gardens added by hand, 20th February no year

He was raised to the peerage in 1892 under the style and title of Baron Kelvin of Largs. He formulated the two great laws of thermodynamics. He also evolved the theory of electric oscillations which formed the basis of wireless telegraphy. His correspondent is probably po (1851-1932, Physicist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1895 and won the Hughes Medal in 1907).

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