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Memoranda of Mme. Marie Curie, 1898 - 1926

 Item
Identifier: MSS 2/0146-06
This scrapbook, "Memoranda of Mme. M. Curie", contains items collected by Robert Abbe. Included in the volume are photographs of Marie Curie (ca. 1903-1920), photographs of Marie and Pierre Curie using electrometers in their laboratory, photographs and captions illustrating the production of radium (1898), clippings, and several letters(1920-1922) from Marie Curie to Robert Abbe concerning Curie's donation of an electrometer to the College of physicians of Philadelphia.

In her letter of 16 July 1920, Curie sends Abbe a description of the "Quartz Piezoelectrique", or electrometer, that she and her husband used in their early experiments with radium. Curie writes Abbe again on 2 October 1920 and explains that she will donate an item to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; she makes two suggestions and asks Abbe to choose which gift would be more appropriate. In her letter of 1 March 1921, Curie presents the electrometer to Abbe. Also included in the volume is a personal note from Curie to Abbe (23 June 1921).

Also of interest in the scrapbook is a letter from one of abbe's colleagues (John Finley?); this colleague, who writes from Warsaw, Poland, sends Abbe a Polish stamp honoring Marie Curie.
Scope and Contents The "Memoranda of Mme. M. Curie" volume was donated to the college of Physicians of Philadelphia by Robert Abbe on 23 May 1921. The volume was transferred from the Mutter Museum to the Historical Collections of the Library on 4 January 1983.

The volume was catalogued in 1992.

Dates

  • 1898 - 1926

Extent

1 volume

Inventory

5 1. Photograph of Marie Curie [n.d.] (1 item)

7 2. [Abbe, Robert], 1851-1928. "Marie Curie, and Radium" [biographical sketch, n.d.] (1 item)

17 3. Photograph of Marie Curie [n.d.] (1 item)

19 4. Photograph of Pierre Curie [n.d.] (1 item)

21 5. Ellis, H. C. Photograph [copy] of Pierre and Marie Curie with their daughter, Irene, in the garden of their home near Paris [1903] (1 item)

23 6. Photograph of Marie Curie in her laboratory [1903] (1 item)

25 7. Petit, Pierre. Photograph [copy] of Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), Professor of Physics at the University of Paris (as a student, Marie Curie worked in his laboratory) [n.d.] (1 item)

27 8. Photograph of the street in Paris where the Curie laboratory is located [n.d.] (1 item)

29 9. Postcard with view of Joachimsthal, the town in Bohemia, Austria, where Marie Curie first found radium [n.d.] (1 item)

Page

31 10. "Radium Making 1898" Photographs and captions illustrating how radium was made [1898] (6 items)

43 11. Photograph of Pierre Curie using his "appareil appele quartz piezo electrique" (electrometer) [n.d.] (1 item)

45 12. Photograph of [Jacques?] Danne, Professor Curie's assistant, using an electrometer [n.d.] (1 item)

47 13. Photograph of Marie Curie in her laboratory [1920] (1 item)

49 14. Photograph of Marie Curie [1920] (1 item)

52 15. Curie, M[arie], 1867-1934. Typed letter signed [in French] : Paris, [France], to [Robert] Abbe, New York, [N.Y.], 1920 Oct. 2 With envelope (1 item)

55 16. Translation of Marie Curie's letter of 2 October 1920 [n.d.] (1 item)

56 17. Photograph of the electrometer that Marie Curie donated to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia [n.d.] (1 item) 57 18. [Curie, Marie], 1867-1934. "Quartz Piezoelectrique" Her description [in French] of the electrometer [n.d.] (1 item)

61 19. Curie, M[arie], 1867-1934. Typed letter signed : Paris, [France], to Robert Abbe, New York, [N.Y.], 1920 July 16 With envelope and with her description [in French] of the electrometer (1 item)

63 20. Curie, M[arie], 1867-1934. Typed letter signed [in French] : Paris, [France], to [Robert Abbe, n.p.], 1921 Mar. 10 (1 item)

65 21. Clipping (from the New York Times Book Review) of a photograph of the Curie laboratory 1924 Jan. 6 (1 item)

66 22. Clipping (from the New York Times) of a photograph of Marie Curie 1925 July 12 (1 item)

67 23. Clipping (from the New York Times) of a photograph of Marie Curie with Charles H. Mayo (1865-1939) 1925 July 12 (1 item)

69 24. Curie, M[arie], 1867-1934. Autograph postcard signed [in French] : Paris, [France], to Robert Abbe, [n.p.], 1921 Mar. 1 (1 item)

69 25. Curie, M[arie], 1867-1934. Autograph postcard signed : Paris, [France], to Robert Abbe, [n.p.], 1921 Mar. 1 (1 item)

71 26. Curie, M[arie], 1867-1934. Autograph postcard signed : New York, [N.Y.], to Robert Abbe, New York, [N.Y.], 1921 June 23 With envelope (1 item)

73 27. Curie, M[arie], 1867-1934. Typed letter signed : Paris, [France], to [Robert Abbe, n.p.], 1922 Apr. 8 (1 item)

75 28. [John Finley?] Autograph letter signed : Warsaw, Poland, to Robert Abbe, [n.p.], 1926 May 20 With Marie Curie postage stamp (1 item)

77 29. Photograph of Marie Curie using an electrometer in her laboratory [n.d.] (1 item)

79 30. Clipping [in French] celebrating the 25th[?] anniversary of the discovery of radium [1923?] (1 item)

Repository Details

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