Letter from William Lawrence Bragg to William Astbury, 5 December 1938

Building on the Braggs' work, Astbury began to use his newly invented X-ray camera to record the diffraction patterns produced when X-rays are directed through biological samples such as wool and other textile fibres. William Lawrence Bragg and William Astbury were of the same generation and at this time, both held senior positions within their respective universities. The tone of this letter nicely conveys a sense that these are men talking among equals.

On loan from Brotherton Library Special Collections, Astbury papers, A7 folder

Letter from Bragg to AstburyReply from Astbury to Bragg
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