Sir Charles Galton Darwin papers, 1911-ca. 1938

Mss.530.1.Ar2.1

Date: 1911 - Circa 1938 | Size: 40 items

Abstract

This collection includes numerous Darwin writings, in manuscript and typescript, as well as letters to him from Niels Bohr, Max Born, M. Frenkel, Oskar Klein, J. E. Littlewood, H. Moseley, H. R. Robinson. The writings include such topics as magnetic storms, atom mechanics, and wave theory. There is also a copy of a paper in Darwin's hand by Henri Poincaré, "On the theory of Quanta" (published in Journal de Physique, 1912).

Background note

Charles Galton Darwin was a British physicist.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

40 items.

40 items.

Provenance

Gift from Lady Katharine Pember and accessioned, 09/--/1963 (1963 1964ms, 1546ms).

Alternate formats available

This collection is also available on microfilm (Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, Reel 36).

General note

This collection was indexed and filmed for the Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, as described in Thomas S. Kuhn, et al., "Sources for the History of Quantum Physics: An Inventory Report" (Philadelphia, 1967).

Indexing Terms


Personal Name(s)

  • Bohr, Niels Henrik David, 1885-1962
  • Born, Max, 1882-1970
  • Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962
  • Frenkel, Yakov Il'ich, 1894-1952
  • Klein, Oskar, 1894-1977
  • Littlewood, John E., (John Edensor), 1885-1977
  • Moseley, H. G. J. (Henry Gwyn Jeffreys), 1887-1915
  • Poincaré, Henri, 1854-1912
  • Robinson, H. Russell

Subject(s)

  • Atomic orbitals.
  • Magnetic storms.
  • Physics.
  • Quantum theory.
  • Wave mechanics.


Detailed Inventory

Papers
  
Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
On a theory of the cause of magnetic storms [Smith prize essay];
Jan., 191111-1/2x9box Oversize

A.D.S. 30p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1)

General physical description: 11-1/2x9

Poincarèè, Henri, 1854-1912.
On the theory of Quanta;
191211-1/2x9box Oversize

A.D.in the hand of Sir Charles Galton Darwin. 29p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Taken from the Journal de Physique. Ser.V.vol.II,1912,pp.5ff.

General physical description: 11-1/2x9

Access digital object:
https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text:276614

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
The theory of radiation;
Aug., 191210-1/2x8

Typed D. 55p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Moseley, H. G. J. (Henry Gwyn Jeffreys), 1887-1915.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin
Jan. 17, [1914]6x3-3/4

Oxford, Eng., A.L.S. 12p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) His experiments on the spectrum and comments on electromagnetic theory.

General physical description: 6x3-3/4

Moseley, H. G. J. (Henry Gwyn Jeffreys), 1887-1915.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin
Feb. 1, [1914]6x3-3/4

Oxford, Eng., A.L.S.with initials. 4p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, No.1.) Says that his formula is emerging triumphant and comments on atomic properties.

General physical description: 6x3-3/4

Notes on symmetry groups
[1914] box Oversize
Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Critique of the foundations of physics;
July, 191911-1/x9box Oversize

A.D. 6p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 11-1/x9

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Notes on atom mechanics;
191911-1/2x9box Oversize

A.D. 46p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 11-1/2x9

Littlewood, John E. (John Edensor), 1885-1977.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin;
June, 19217x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) States that he made certain changes in a particular letter. For letter in question, see:Littlewood. to Darwin; June 15, 1921.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Littlewood, John E. (John Edensor), 1885-1977.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin;
June 15, [1921]11-1/2x8-1/2

Isle of Wight,. A.L.S. 7p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No. 1.) Forwards notes on his problem. Physics.

General physical description: 11-1/2x8-1/2

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Graph, relating to "Collisions of Alpha particles with hydrogen nuclei,"
[1921]8-3/4x5-1/2

Phil. Mag., vol. 41; D. 1p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 8-3/4x5-1/2

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
The Wave Theory and the Quantum Theory;
192311x8-1/2

[?] Typed D.S.with penciled signature. 8p. (See Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Printed: Nature, vol.111,[1923] 771-773

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
The Quantum Postulate and the Recent Development of Atomic Theory;
192711x8-1/2

Typed D. 12p. Carbon copy. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Enclosed originally in letter from Bohr to Darwin; Oct. 16, 1927.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Frenkel, M.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin;
March 16, 19278-1/4x5-1/4

Leningrad, A.L.S. 4p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics.No.1.) Thanks for his publications, and he did not know of them. Problems in physics.

General physical description: 8-1/4x5-1/4

Born, Max, 1882-1970.
M[ax] Born to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin
1927 April 7 
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin;
Oct. 4, 192711x8-3/4

Zürich, A.L.S. 2p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Approves of his work on the spinning electron. Physics.

General physical description: 11x8-3/4

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton) Darwin;
Oct. 16, 192711x8-1/2

Copenhagen, A.L.S. 1p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Returns his paper and comments on it. Forwards paper of his own on the quantum theory. For paper,see; Bohr. Quantum Postulate...[1927].

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin;
Oct. 22, 192711x8-1/4

A.L.S. 3p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No. 1.) Presents his argument for a proposition in physics.

General physical description: 11x8-1/4

Klein, Oskar.
Letter to [Sir Charles Galton] Darwin;
Nov. 23, 192711x8-1/2

Copenhaven, Typed L.S. 1p. (see Archiv for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Comments on his paper and states that he and Bohr have discussed it.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Robinson, Harold Roper.
Letter to [Sir] Charles [Galton Darwin];
Dec. 6, 192710-1/4x8-1/4

Cardiff, Wales, A.L.S.with initials. 5p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Comments on his ideas on vector waves and personal problems. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10-1/4x8-1/4

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Wave equations;
Nov. 19, 192811-1/2x9box Oversize

A.D. 3p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 11-1/2x9

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Letter to [Arthur Stanley] Eddington;
1931-211-1/2x9box Oversize

ca.. A.L. 13p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Concerning wave mechanics.

General physical description: 11-1/2x9

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Evaluation of Dispersion Formulae by methods like Schrödinger's. There is nothing original, only it is rather too complicated to work out anew every time;
Jan., 193411-1/4x9box Oversize

A.D. 28p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 11-1/4x9

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Letter to [Sir] Charles [Galton Darwin;?].
19389x5-3/4

A.L.S. 2p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.) Comments on European condition. Thanks for reprint on eugenics.

General physical description: 9x5-3/4

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Papers on physics;
July, 1963 

1911-1934. D. ca.270p. Various sizes. (see Archive for the History of Quantum physics Presented by Lady Katharine Pember Darwin; These have been filmed on Film No. 36 of filming program for the Archive of the History of Quantum Physics.

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Notes on "The Green Method for Electromagnetic Equations, etc."
Undated11-3/4x9box Oversize

A.D. 4p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 11-3/4x9

Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Numerical values for Planck's radiation formula.
Undated11-1/2x9box Oversize

A.D. 1p. (see Archive for the History of Quantum Physics. No.1.)

General physical description: 11-1/2x9