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Marie Curie Letter

Marie Curie Letter

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This is a letter of recommendation for George F. Taylor, written by Marie Curie in Paris, and dated 1919. George Frederick Taylor (1887-1968) was born in Granite Falls, North Carolina, and died in Detroit, Michigan. During World War I, he served with the Sanitary Squad. In the spring of 1919, while awaiting transport back to the States, Taylor and colleagues spent some time with Marie. Curie and her daughter, in the Radium Laboratory in Paris.
In the 1920s, while working as a physicist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Taylor devised a resistance thermometer and received U.S. Patent 1,490,990 (April 22, 1924). He later worked for General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter
Measurements
overall: 10 5/8 in x 8 3/8 in; 26.9875 cm x 21.2725 cm
ID Number
PH.314944.01
accession number
212358
catalog number
314944.01
Credit Line
George F. Taylor
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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