Ernest Rutherford letters, 1904-1924, to Bertram Borden Boltwood


Date: 1904-1924 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet, Ca. 300 items, photocopies


These letters are from Rutherford to Bertram Borden Boltwood, the Yale University chemist who worked with Rutherford on his scientific study of radioactivity and the structure of the atom. There is much information concerning professional activities and colleagues.

Background note

Ernest Rutherford was a physicist; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1904.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 300 items, photocopies.


Presented by Lawrence Badash and accessioned, 03/14/1967 (1967 455ph).

Location of originals:

Originals in Yale University Library.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Yale University.

Personal Name(s)

  • Boltwood, Bertram Borden, 1870-1927
  • Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937


  • Chemistry
  • Physics.
  • Radioactivity.
  • Science -- Study and teaching.