Papers, 1838-1942.

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Papers, 1838-1942.

Clippings; incoming letters; family correspondence; manuscripts. Clippings (1887-1900, 1939-1942), some of which were written by Wood, describe Wood's experimental work, particularly in optics, and offer overviews of Wood's life and career. Incoming letters (1901-1906) are all professional and are concerned primarily with Wood's experiments on sodium. Included is a 1931 letter from Max Planck (letter in German, an English translation is also available) in which Planck describes the psychological side of the thought process which led him to the formulation of the hypothesis of energy quanta. Family correspondence (1838-1884) consists of the correspondence of Wood's parents and pertains to the birth and early education of Wood. Manuscripts are by and about Wood and focus on his work in optics. Correspondents include: Charles Vernon Boys, Pierre Curie, Heinrich Kayser, Lord William Thomson Kelvin, Heinrich Konen, Ladislaus Natanson, Wilhelm Ostwald, Max Planck, and Lord John William Strutt Rayleigh.

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