July 18, 1942
Dr. T. Dunham, Jr.
Mt. Wilson Observatory
Santa Barbara Street
I suggest consideration of the following proposal for a contract with the
California Institute of Technology. Purpose of the contract would be to investigate
possible methods of treating glass surfaces with acids, alkyl silicates or aluminates,
and other reagents, in order to produce corrosion-resisting surface layers.
Proposed period: August 1, 1942 to March 31, 1943.
Official Investigator: Professor Howard J. Lucas
One senior assistant $1350
One junior assistant 750
Apparatus, supplies, shop work, miscellany 1000
One month vacation salary of Official
The salaries are for a six-months period and the effort would be made to
complete the work in that time (by January 31, 1943).