Lot 952: Flory, Paul



2015-09-16 14:11:52

Lot 952: Flory Paul: (1910-1985) American Chemist, Nobel Prize Winner For Chemistry, 1974. T.L.S., P J Flory, One Page, 4To, Ithaca, New York, 10Th June 1954, To Henri Corbiere, On The Printed Stationery Of Cornell University. Flory Responds To His Correspondent'S Letter And States 'I Find Your First Query Most Difficult To Answer. I Am Unable To Recall Having Made A "Debut" At Any Particular Stage. Moreover, While Some Of My Earlier Efforts Seemed Difficult At The Time, I Do Not Know That This Was Out Of The Ordinary' And Continues 'Since My Student Days I Have Supported Myself And Family From Income Earned Through Scientific Work. I Suppose That The Series Of Investigations On The Theory Of Molecular Distributions And The Series On Thermodynamics Of Polymer Solutions Are Best Known. I Would Myself Be Inclined To Favor The Former', Further Writing 'If You Will Accept A Maxim In A Somewhat Facetious Vein, Let Me Offer The Following: Never Let Formal Duties Supercede Self-Assigned Tasks Of Greater Interest Or Importance'. A Letter Of Interesting Content Relating To Flory'S Career. A Couple Of Minor Ink Annotations In The Hand Of The Recipient, Largely To The Lower Left Corner, None Of Which Affect The Text Or Signature, Otherwise Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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