The Life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs - Vol. 1

The Life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs - Vol. 1

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The Life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs - Vol. 1

The Life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs - Vol. 1

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This Biography was begun in June 1906 with the kind co-operation of Lord Kelvin, who himself furnished a number of personal recollections and data. His death in December 1907 affected the project of the work by necessarily extending its scope to present a much more comprehensive account of his career than the sketch originally planned. The mass of letters, diaries, and other documents which he left became available for filling in the outlines, and the task of arrangement and selection from these greatly extended the period of preparation.

The sympathy which has been so universally felt for Lady Kelvin in her prolonged illness and gradual recovery has manifested itself in many ways; and various friends have lightened for the author the responsibility of dealing with the available materials out of which to frame an authentic record of Lord Kelvin's long and strenuous career.

Thanks are due to many relations and scientific friends of Lord Kelvin, who have generously placed . . .

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