8 January 1953
Dr. D. P. Riley
The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London W. 1
I am writing to you because Dr. Corey end I have decided that there is the possibility (not, however, yet assured) that an
appointment could be offered to Dr. Arndt, effective this summer or fall.
If I remember correctly, both you and Dr. Arndt spoke to me about the possibility of his coming to this country. I believe
that he wants to come here permanently.
I should be pleased to have you give me your opinion of Dr. Arndt. Has he had experience in the determination of crystals
- I believe not. I remember that he is a physicist, and I think you told me that he is a good man with apparatus. Do you
consider that he is a hard worker?
At the present time what Dr. Corey and I have in mind is that we might have him help us on making a radial distribution study
of a number of nucleic acid preparations, and perhaps some other things.
If we find out that the funds available to us will permit us to offer him an appointment, and if your recommendation seems
to justify it, our appointment would be for one year. There is, however, a good chance that the appointment could be continued
for a second year.
With best regards, I am
P.S. The Editors of NATURE have now written me that our paper will appear in the 10 January issue - you no doubt will have
seen it by this time. I have written them, saying that we were misled by their letter three months ago into believing that
it would be given rapid publication. LP