PROF. EVE'S account of the life of his old friend Lord Rutherford treats it in the perfectly straightforward manner which such a book should. He takes the reader steadily through the life from boyhood in New Zealand to the 1851 Exhibition at Cambridge, the chair at Montreal, the chair at Manchester, and the return to Cambridge. A great part of the history is given through the medium of Rutherford's letters, many of the earlier ones being those written to his future wife.


Being the Life and Letters of the Rt. Hon. Lord Rutherford, O.M. By Dr. A. S. Eve. Pp. xvi + 451 + 18 plates. (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1939.) 21s. net.

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DARWIN, C. Rutherford. Nature 145, 324–325 (1940).

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