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William Jennings, Pioneer Work in Photography of Lightning, 1930

Committee Selection

A group of Franklin Institute members were called in to evaluate Jennings' case file and to determine the appropriate award for his achievements. You can read the letters inviting Palmer and Levy to serve as chairman and member, respectively, of the Sub-Committee to investigate the work of Jennings, by enlarging the documents here.

Secretary to Palmer
Secretary Letter to Palmer, informing of appointment as Chairman of the Sub-Committee investigating Jennings, 10/5/1929. (2.7M)

Palmer to Hoadley
Palmer Letter to Hoadley, accepting appointment as Chairman of the Sub-Committee investigating Jennings, 10/15/1929. (954K)

Secretary to Palmer
Secretary Letter to Palmer, detailing the expected investigation to be made under Palmer's leadership, 10/14/1929. (2.8M)

Secretary to Palmer
Secretary Letter to Palmer, requesting recommendations on inclusions in Jennings' case file, 10/30/1929. (2.8M)

Secretary to Levy
Secretary Letter to Levy, invitation to serve on the Sub-Committee investigating Jennings, 10/5/1929. (2.7M)

Secretary to Levy
Secretary Letter to Levy, inviting him to read out the remarks honoring the photographer of lightning on the eve of his receipt of the Wetherill Medal, 5/16/1930. (2.2M)