December 31, 1937
Dr. Carl Niemann
94 Endsleigh Court
Upper Woburn Place
London, W.C.1, England
I was sorry that you and Mrs. Niemann had left for New York before we arrived.
Last month I talked for some time with Dr. Landsteiner about antibodies and developed a keen interest in them, so that I am glad to learn that you are beginning work in that field.
I do not feel confident to carry on negotiations for a micro-analyst, and I think it would be wise to postpone this until your arrival in Pasadena.
The Crellin laboratory is nearly completed and we plan to begin moving in next mouth. I do not remember what your plans are about arriving in Pasadena. I think that you could begin work profitably at any time during the summer but if you desire, you might postpone arrival until about the middle of September.
Dr. Todd's visit has been postponed until March. We are looking forward to meeting him.
You may proceed to arrange for the appointment of the assistant that you have in mind. If he accepts, let me know and I shall make the formal arrangements.
With best regards, I am