Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 2pp., on personalized stationery, "Greenfield" Manor Road, Sidmouth, S. Devon, England, February 15, 1937. AMBROSE J. FLEMING.
Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 2pp., on personalized stationery, "Greenfield" Manor Road, Sidmouth, S. Devon, England, February 15, 1937.
AMBROSE J. FLEMING

(1848-1945) English electrical engineer. His contributions to electronic communications and radar were of vital importance in winning World War II.

Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 2pp., on personalized stationery, "Greenfield" Manor Road, Sidmouth, S. Devon, England, February 15, 1937.

He writes in response to a request to write his biography. "Dear Madam, In reply to your kind letter of 14th asking to write a biography of me - I expect you are not aware that - in 1934 I published through Marshall Morgan & Co. of 11/12 Paternoster Building, London, my book Memories of a Scientific Life - price 5 (pounds) - in which I gave the full story of my career. and Sir Oliver Lodge wrote a Foreword to it. As this book has not yet sold out its first Edition I should not like to do anything to hinder its sale by the publication of another biography yet a while. It would hardly be fair to the publishers who have perhaps not yet recovered their outlay on it. In any event I could hardly give any more information about myself than is contained in these memories. I would suggest your obtaining a copy of it for reference...." He signs,in full, "Ambrose Fleming," and adds in a post script, "P.S. Perhaps some serial could be written without injury to the 'Memories.'"

Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) was a physicist involved in the development of wireless telegraphy. He is credited with coining the term, "coherer." He was also a socialist and member of the Fabian Society, co-authoring "Public Service versus Private Expenditure" with Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Ball.

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