September 13, 1932
I should like to do some work (with Professor Yost) in an attempt to prepare certain
compounds of Xenon suggested by theoretical arguments. No doubt your xenon is precious;
if, however, you could lend us 10 cc. or so (of not necessarily pure stuff), we would
try to return it to you either as such or in some compound (I hope), and we would
be properly grateful. If this is asking too much, or if you can’t lend it, could
you give us advice as to where we might possibly obtain some?
We were pleased to get your letter & pictures some time ago, and hope our card also
arrived. Next Christmas we’ll need a larger card, with room for Linda, now 13 weeks
We hope you are getting along well.