thanks for your letter and the plan of Madison. I'm afraid I have to disappoint you on the accuracy of your notes: the
harsh truth is that we are to leave Chicago at 4 p.m., Nov. 21, and should be in Madison 5 minutes earlier, at 355. (This
has something to do with Galileo, but I haven't quite worked out the connection yet.) According to Carnegie's schedule
we would be infesting your neighbourhood till early morning of 29th. However, I'll have to do a side-trip to Milwaukee,
probably 25 and 26th, and would spend some time with Duard[?] Walker who has recently done some interesting experiments but
doesn't know yet what they mean.
Frank Fenner has specifically asked me to get your advice on some problems of virus genetics and on the organization and staffing
of a department centered round these problems, and I have some preliminary results which may lead to something like an end-group
analysis of antigenic surfaces -- this is the question I'd like to discuss with you in detail.
I would be grateful if you could make reservations for us somewhere on or near the campus (the us is not my usual royal plural,
Joyce is coming too).
I hope to see Talmage in Chicago, even though I shall miss him in Madison.