Flexner was director of the Rockefeller Institute from 1901 to 1935. This letter and Flexner's response illustrate one
of the more mundane aspects of Sabin's work at the institute: how to budget for the publication costs of colored illustrations
in her scientific articles.
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1927-06-24 (June 24, 1927)
Sabin, Florence R.
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Florence R. Sabin Papers
Reproduced with permission of Geraldine F. Swan.
At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1925-1938
Letter from Simon Flexner to Florence R. Sabin (June 28, 1927)
Flexner, Simon, Folder #3
June 24, 1927
My dear Doctor Flexner:
I asked Miss Campbell to get the estimates from the printer on our colored plates before I left town. She included two papers
of Doan and myself and the one of Kubie's, each with one colored plate. I am sorry to say the amount is rather large.
Miss Campbell is going to get another estimate cutting down one color from Kubie's plate in order to make it as low as
possible. I do not see how we could cut out a color from our two colored plates, one for each paper, without injuring the
paper quite a little. On the 31st of May we had $490 left in our budget, and I think there will be certainly $450 left the
last of June. Would it be possible to have our unexpected budget applied to the bill for the colored plates and the rest
taken from our budge of next year? The colored plates mean so much to our work that I should be very happy to have it come
out of our budget and economize on other things in order to make up.
I hope very much that you will think that Kubie's paper has been improved and that you will like the one on the silver
I am leaving for Denver this morning. I hope very much you are having a pleasant vacation.