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Rücker, Sir Arthur: correspondence

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL311
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Rücker, Sir Arthur: correspondence
Date(s): 1904-1915
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 4 items (4 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Rücker | Sir | Arthur William | 1848-1915 | Knight | physicist
Haldane | Richard Burdon | 1856-1928 | 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan | politician, lawyer and philosopher
Thorpe | Sir | Thomas Edward | 1845-1925 | Knight | chemist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Arthur William Rücker was born in Clapham, Surrey, and educated locally before studying mathematics and natural science at Brasenose College, Oxford. From 1871 to 1874 he was a fellow and lecturer at Brasenose before becoming a professor at the new Yorkshire College of Science, Leeds. In 1886 he moved to London to become a professor at the Royal College of Science, serving as College Principal from 1901 until his retirement in 1908. His research topics centered around electromagnetism and liquids. Rücker became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1884 and received its medal in 1891; he also served as President of the Physical Society (1893-1895) and the British Association (1901). He was knighted in 1902.


Scope and content/abstract:

(1-2) Letters from William Arthur Rücker and Sir Thomas Thorpe to Mr Lupton, 20 Jan 1904. Accepting a dinner engagement on 26 Jan 1904 to meet Mr Miall. (3) Letter from Richard Burdon Haldane to William Arthur Rücker, 24 Feb 1904. Making a dinner engagement. (4) Printed mourning card for William Arthur Rücker, who died 1 Nov 1915. The 3 letters are autograph, with signatures.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Miss W Myers, 1962.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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