ARISTID VON GROSSE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/05/1969 - HFSID 273799
ARISTID VON GROSSE The nuclear chemist pens a letter for an admirer sending him reprints of his Liquids Pillars, also expressing he may have photographs of himself disappearing in foam soon! Autograph Letter Signed: "Aristid", 1p, 4¼x5. No place, 1969 June 5.
Sale Price $272.00
ARISTID VON GROSSE
The nuclear chemist pens a letter for an admirer sending him reprints of his Liquids Pillars, also expressing he may have photographs of himself disappearing in foam soon!
Autograph Letter Signed: "Aristid", 1p, 4¼x5. No place, 1969 June 5. On imprinted memo sheet to "Dear Danny". In full: "I appreciate your kind thoughts. I am enclosing 2 reprints on liquids pillars & [illegible] which may interest you. I may have some pictures where I am disappearing in foam sometime soon. With warm regards, Yours". Slightly creased. Light paper clip impression and stain at upper margin. Fine condition. Accompanied by reprint, unsigned, 10p, 7½x10, front and verso. Headed: "'Liquid Pillars' in Water/Aristid V. Grosse/Research Institute of Temple University/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania". Reprinted from a 1968 report. Slightly creased. Fine condition. With another reprint, unsigned, 4p, 8½x11. Headed: "From 'Liquid Pillars' to 'Liquid Walls and Corrals'/Aristid V. Grosse". Dated: "May 12, 1969". Lightly creased. Lightly shaded at perimeter of some pages, lightly soiled at lower right margin of first page. Stapled at blank left margin. Overall, fine condition. Russian-born Aristid V. Grosse (1905-1985), who came to the U.S. in 1930, first isolated protactinium in 1934 while a physical chemist at the University of Chicago (1931-1940). After his work with uranium fission at Columbia University, Grosse worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. From 1948-1969, he was head of the Research Institute (now Franklin Institute) at Temple University. In addition to his work leading to the development of the atomic bomb, Grosse is also known for his "plastic bubble project", a hobby that he developed while serving as President of Germantown Laboratories, Inc., an affiliate of the Franklin Institute. Three items.
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