Fonds Details

Call Number: MS Kelvin
Title: Kelvin papers
Associated Websites: History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy
Glasgow University Archives: Records of Kelvin & Hughes Ltd
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin 1824-1907: exhibition
Date of Creation: Between 1839 and 1969
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent: 2.58 metre(s)
Name of Creator:
William Thomson Baron Kelvin of Largs 1824-1907
Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Glasgow, 1846-1899.
Content: Letters and papers of William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907). The correspondents include some of the leading scientists and physicists of the time. They discuss research projects by Kelvin and the Department of Natural Philosophy in the University of Glasgow as well as more general academic and family matters. The collection includes 5 letter-books, photographs and press cuttings. It is augmented by later documents relating to Kelvin and the Department of Natural Philosophy.
Arrangement: The material is arranged in the following series:
Kelvin Printed books
MS Kelvin App. Appendix
MS Kelvin A-Z Correspondence
MS Kelvin LB Letterbooks
Photo A1-10 Photographs
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Source of Acquisition: See Accession details
Notes: Related material in MS Kelvin Add, Thomson family papers (MS Gen 1752), Kelvin patents (MS Gen 1753), Records of Kelvin & Hughes Ltd (Glasgow University Archives, UGD 033).
Cataloguing Rules: ISAD(G)
Repository Code: GB 0247
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