Incoming letters, 1893-1913.


Incoming letters, 1893-1913.

The letters concern Webster's research on sound and vibration, gyroscopes, and scientific notation, as well as professional meetings, such as the American Physical Society, of which he served as president from 1903-1904, and elections, appointments, travel, speeches, honorary degrees, and publications. Correspondents include: William E. Ayrton, Joseph G. Coffin, Henry Crew, Samuel P. Langley, Anatole LeBraz, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, William F. Magie, Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, Ernest George Merritt, Henry F. Osborn, Benjamin Osgood Peirce, Edward B. Rosa, Ernest Rutherford, and Robert S. Woodward.

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