February 25, 1946
Dr. Paul H. Emmett
115 Yorkshire Road
I was pleased to receive your letter, which came while I was on my trip East. I did
not plan to stop in Pittsburgh, and, now that my work with the Explosives Division
of the NDRC is over, and that they have closed up the Central Explosives laboratory
at Bruceton, it is unlikely that I shall be stopping there in the near future. I
was sorry to find you away from town the only times when I came through and tried
to get in touch with you.
I am very glad that your work is getting along well. I hope that you will be making
a western trip some time, and will stop in to see us.
We are all well. Young Linus is still in the Army - he is on a transport, going back
and forth across the Atlantic, and he has even made one trip to India. He should
be out of the Army before very long. Peter is in the junior year of high school,
and is getting along well - he is the President of his class at Pasadena Junior College.
I was, as you might suspect, misquoted on the atomic bomb matter - some rough estimates
that I was making got misinterpreted by the press representative, and spread all over
the country. The General didn't think that it was very funny. You probably know
that I have never had any connection with the atomic bomb project - I am just an outsider,
relatively free to make guesses.
With best regards, I am