July 5, 1938
Professor W. A. Noyes
I am glad to see the recent letters by Fieser and Clark enclosed with your letter of June 29th.
In writing you a few days ago about the Catalogue of Ring Systems I suggested two methods of publication, alternative to that of inclusion in the Monograph Series. On thinking about the matter further, I have seen that it might be impossible to arrange either of these alternatives, and, as I said in my previous letter, I would then be willing to vote in favor of publishing the Catalogue.
I wish to thank you for your remarks about my address at the dedication of the Crellin Laboratory. We are hoping that we shall be able to make some contribution from the chemical side to the solution of the difficult problems of biology.
With best regards, I am