GLENN T. SEABORG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/02/1954 - HFSID 36313
Sale Price $360.00
GLENN T. SEABORG.
One hundred elements and counting
Typed Letter signed: "Glenn T. Seaborg", 1p, 8½x11. Berkeley, California, 1954 August 2. On letterhead of Radiation Laboratory, University of California to Alan Abrams, Detroit, Michigan. In full: "I am very happy to send you the autographed picture which you requested. I am also enclosing a reprint about plutonium and other transuranium elements which I hope you will find interesting. Recently, the scientists in our laboratory succeeded in producing two new elements - elements 99 and 100. You may have read about these in the newspapers." [Enclosures he mentions are not included.] Seaborg (1912-1999) was a co-recipient of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work as co-discoverer of elements #94 Plutonium (in 1941), #95 Americium, #96 Curium, #97 Berkelium and #98 Californium. Later, he played a part in creating elements #99 Einsteinium, #100 Fermium, #101 Mendelevium and #102 Nobelium. In 1994, a new element (#106 Seaborgium) was named after him, the first time the honor has been bestowed upon a living person. Seaborg worked on the Manhattan Project developing the atomic bomb, but signed a letter to President Truman urging that the bomb be dropped on a barren island as a demonstration. He chaired the Atomic Energy Commission (1961-1971) and helped negotiate the nuclear test ban treaty of 1963. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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