Edward Williams Morley Family Papers, 1828-1922


Edward Williams Morley Family Papers, 1828-1922

Letters primarily to the nineteenth-century American chemist Edward Williams Morley, and letters to and from other members of his family including his parents and siblings, also including an important collection of Civil War letters, in addition to miscellaneous historical documents, form the collection titled the Edward Williams Morley Family Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Edward Morley is best known for his collaboration with Albert A. Michelson on the ether-drift experiment (the Michelson-Morley experiment). Morley also conducted important experiments on atomic weights and other constants of nature.

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Morley family

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Morley, Edward Williams, 1838-1923

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Chemist and physician. From the description of Edward Williams Morley papers, 1833-1923 (bulk 1863-1899). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131048 Chemist, physicist, and professor of natural history and chemistry at Western Reserve University. From the description of Papers, 1851-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81988912 Biographical Note 1838, Jan. 29 ...

California institute of technology

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Dayton Clarence Miller, 1866-1941

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Albert Abraham Michelson, 1852-1931

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