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WILHELM RONTGEN —  THE FUTURE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PHYSICIST ANNOUNCES THE PHYSICS COURSES FOR HIS FIRST EVER TEACHING POSITION!

RÖNTGEN, WILHELM CONRAD VON. (1845-1923). German Nobel Prize winning physicist; discovered X-rays. Rare Autograph Manuscript Statement Signed, “Dr. W. Röntgen,” in German. One page, black ink on laid paper.  Oblong octavo, Strasbourg [France], October 1874.  Neatly and professionally silked on the verso, else very fine condition..  After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich in 1869, then some years as assistant to physicist August Kundt, Roentgen qualified as Lecturer at the Strasbourg University in 1874.  This announcement of the lecture series in physics and chemistry is for the Nobel Prize physicist’s first teaching position:

 

“I propose to lecture during the winter semester: 1) Publicly: Introduction into practical physics. 2 hours weekly 2) Privately: Selected chapters on Physical Chemistry, particularly on Gasometric Methods. 2 hours weekly I would ask those gentlemen who wish to attend the first lecture to discuss the schedule with me at 5 p.m. on Monday 26 October, and for the second lecture, at 6 p.m. on Monday 26 October, in the Physics lecture room.  Dr. Wm. Röntgen.”

 

Fully autograph manuscripts from this early in the career of any Nobel Prize winning personality are exceeding-rare, let alone one with this ‘spot on’ topic of Physics!

$6800.00

The original German: “Ich beabsichtige in diesem Wintersemester zu lesen:1. Publica. Einleitung in die praktische Physik. 2 Stunden wochentlich.2. Privatum. Ausgewählte Kapitel aus der physicalischen Chemie, insbesondere inder gasometrische Methoden. 2 Stunden wochentlich.Ich ersuche diejenigen Herren, welche die erste Vorlesung besuchen wollen Montag 26 Oct. Abends 5 Uhr, und diejenigen, welche die zweite der hören ersuchen Montag 26 Oct Abends 6 Uhr, im physicalischen Hörsaal mit mir die Feststellung der Stünden zu besprechen.Strassburg, Octob. 1874 Dr. W. Röntgen”

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