Thank you for your very cordial letter of the 15th which has just been forwarded.
I can assure you that I am giving the possibility of going to Harvard the most careful consideration. Your letter is of very
great importance in authenticating the proposals to be discussed, and I have no further concern in that direction. I did know
that there had been some discussion at Harvard, a few years ago, about the possibility of a tender, and at this juncture I
was anxious to assure that there would be no repetition of that indecision. Professor Wald, and your letter, are good assurances
that circumstances now are quite different.
Unfortunately, I do not think it will be possible to rearrange my trip in early April to include a visit to Cambridge before
I proceed to Berkeley. However, I hope to have an opportunity to meet with Kenneth Thimann, and we can discuss the occasion
of a later visit then. I have already scheduled some lectures at Berkeley and it would be an embarrassment to both sides to
Then, unless I hear otherwise, I will count on seeing Prof. Thimann in N.Y. as I proposed to him earlier.
"The Burn" is a manorial estate in N.E. Scotland, and quite a wonderful place for a research conference on "genetic
recombination" as is now in progress.