August 8, 1940
Dr. W.A. Wooster
Department of Mineralogy and Petrology
Dear Dr. Wooster:
I wish to thank you for your letter about Dr. Perutz. It would, indeed, be fine to have him carrying on protein work
in this laboratory, where Corey, Hughes and several other men are already doing work on the proteins and related substances.
Our funds for the coming year are completely allocated, but I am approaching the Rockefeller Foundation with the suggestion
that a special fellowship be granted Dr. Perutz.
Life in our laboratories is as yet little changed by the imminence of the war, although some investigations dealing with
national defense have been begun. I find, however, that a good portion of my time is taken up by my activities with the Committee
to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, the Inter-Democracy Federal Union, and similar organizations.
With the best regards, I am,