June 5, 1936
Dr. D. C. Carpenter
78 Maple Street
Geneva, New York
I am glad to hear that you and your wife reached home safely;
I had a feeling that you would drive most of the way between 60 and 70, and consequently I was a little worried about you on the trip.
My wife and I had a fine time in the East. We enjoyed our visit at Rochester as well as that at Ithaca very much, and we looked with interest at Geneva as we passed through it on the Lehigh Valley.
Your region is surely a beautiful one at least in the spring time.
I have learned that an old friend of mine named Harry Goresline is in Geneva. If you run across him, I hope you will give him greetings from me.
No doubt you have heard of the death of Dr. Noyes day before yesterday. He returned in a weakened condition from Rochester and lived only a few days after being attacked by pneumonia. His funeral is to take place this afternoon, the services being held in Culbertson Hall. I am afraid that we shall have a hard time to get along without him.
Don't forget to let me know how you get along with the publication of our papers and don't forget to order reprints for us and to have them charged to us. I was very greatly pleased by the good work which you did here and I feel that your investigations make a very interesting contribution to our knowledge of the polymerized aldehydes. When you get around to taking another Sabbatical leave, I hope that you will consider coming out here again. We are going to have more work in organic chemistry next year then ever before, and probably development in this direction will continue. Aside from Professor Lucas' students there will be three advanced workers in organic, one Commonwealth Fellow from Oxford, one member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard, and a young man who has just taken a Ph.D. at Yale.
Brockway has been working hard, but has not yet got around to doing anything about the chlorodioxanes so far as I know.
With best wishes to Mrs. Carpenter as well as to you, I am