Stationery from the Roger Smith Hotel, Stamford, CT, “A Charming, Modern, & Fireproof Hotel.”
Tues. Night – 4/22
My dear Ina,
The speech went over OK & I feel alright about it. About 250 present. Dr. Zink and other USI people were present. Think it will get some publicity on radio & newspapers.
April 22, 1947
Will be here until Wed. noon & will go to Rye & then home as soon as I can.
Spent AM to good advantage with Stoddard & office folks.
Hope fires are OK and that chickens and Lewis and Tommie are OK.
This pen is terrible.
Stationery from the Hotel Urmey, Miami, FL.
My dear Ina & Boys,
This is the second day of the meetings here and my paper comes just before noon tomorrow. The title evidently sounds interesting because I had an AP man to look me up tonight. I am not sure that he will give a good write up because I work for a commercial firm. He did get a pretty complete story and I am to phone him at ten tonight to see if he has any other questions. There are no papers by Bureau men, but I note that FCB, Travis and Doernier are here. I expect some remark from FC for giving the paper here instead of the entomological meetings. Think I’ll tell him that there is a lot to the story and that I think we will pass it around to all the meetings where papers of this kind are in order.
November 5, 1946
I am stopping at a residence near one of my customers. I spent this forenoon with him, also a while yesterday. He typed my speech for me and he did a very good job. Had a draft typed at New Orleans. I think it is now in pretty good shape. I hope I can make them understand me tomorrow. There is no address system. Now something about where I have been and where I am going from here. I am not satisfied with my arrangements for tests and I think I’ll stop at Ford Lauderdale to see Mr. Morton. I saw him in New Orleans but it was not very satisfactory. I want to get some tests on animals for horse flies. I plan to go to Orlando briefly and see Dr. Miller who works independently there. I want to see a state entomologist at Lake Alfred which is near Orlando, but I may have to go to Gainesville to see him. Think I should go to Gainesville anyway, then to Savannah. Simmons & 3 of his men are here & they had some good papers.
At New Orleans I had a room at the Roosevelt. Dr. Zink left a note for me and he came with Mrs. Zink the next day. They used his brother’s apartment and he made my room his headquarters during the meetings. She is very nice and I am sure that you will like her. They want you and me to eat dinner with them before long & let Tommy play with their little girl. The day after the N.O. meetings they insisted on taking me to Roxie, but I told him that if he had that much time I’d rather take him to see the regional laboratory at New Orleans & then to Gulfport. So we saw Fred Smith & the regional lab, then Mr. Padgets equipment at Gulfport, and then the termite lab at Gulfport.
They put me on a bus at Gulfport on Thursday noon and I arrived at Roxie Thursday night about 6:30. Marshall got there about 15 minutes ahead of me. Ethel and the two younger boys were with him. Marshall & the boys hunted squirrels part of Friday & caught fish in La. on Saturday. Dunbar finished the church painting on Friday & on Sat. AM he went with Revah to Roxie. Ethel & Mama went with me to Hamburg & the Williams Cemetery on Friday PM. Sat. PM Revah and I walked over the back part of th eplace, also a small tract of land that adjoins the place, about 80 acres that you and I are interested in. Some of it is pasture and some in woods. The location is very good and I hope we get it OK.
At New Orleans I had my pictures in 2 papers. Dr. Zink sent them to N.Y. I gave one to Mother Dove so I do not have any extra copies. You know what I look like anyway (no wisecracks from Walter White and Lewis). One PM at N.O. Dr. Zink and I went to the USI plant and it is a beautiful one. They make alcohols and dry ice from molasses and I found it extremely interesting. The manager & his wife ate dinner with the Zinks and me at Antoine’s. We also had other guests for USI and D&O. A real French dinner of the best they had to offer.
This letter gives some account of my activities, and if you want to reach me during the next few days please try the Hotel Fort Gatlin at Orlando.
Had a conference and lunch with Dr. Riggs yesterday noon and at dinner last night I met Schwartz. Did not see him on the train. We went to Berghoff’s at the same time for dinner and accidentally met there. We visited last night & had breakfast together this morning. We go to Sioux Falls on different trains & will meet there Wed. A.M. for the conference. The booklet looks fine but needs a few minor changes which I hope to correct today.
August 10, 1943
St. Louis – May 2, 930 AM.
Will leave here at 215 on the Blue Bonnet (MKT). Had a good session Chicago and the 1st booklet is finished for the printer. It is going to help me keep track of C. americana this year. About 1/2 million copies already ordered by dairy firms. I telephoned Mrs. Fox (nee Susette Fowler) of our class 13 A&M. Had a nice visit. She talks like an old lady. Mr. Fox knows Marshall and said Marshall looked after some business matter for him at Philadelphia.
May 2, 1943
April 30, 1943
This train will not reach Chicago until 1:30 PM but it is less crowded. Hope to be able to make the meeting in time. Will be Hotel LaSalle there until Saturday night and will then go to Dallas for a few days, to Menard, Uvalde and return. Hotel Jefferson at Dallas in case you wish to get in touch with me. Seems cool for a light suit but it will be hot further south.
April 30, 1943
Postmarked San Antonio.
Your Daddy improved a great deal during the past few days and went in car with me about town several times. Color is better but he is weak. Met Bruce here and he will continue to Wash. after stopping Dallas. Leaving for Kerrville this P.M. & leaving San Antonio Tues. for Gulfport. Will be Orlando Saturday.
December 14, 1942
Thurs. Night 12/10.
Leaving here 11:40 PM and arriving San Antonio about 8 tomorrow morning. Will take the first bus or train to Uvalde. Expect to leave there Sunday PM and to meet Bruce at San Antonio Monday regarding some tests on cattle grubs in Florida. Think he will be glad to work there. Expect to see Simmons if he can meet me Gulfport.
December 10, 1942
Dallas – Wed. night
Will be here another day and plan return here after going to Uvalde. Hot interest in grubs and demands for information on treatments cause us to step up this work. Wire from Annand today and I am getting about 10 men on testing right now. Melvin was here and returned to Menard tonight. Schwartz left Monday PM.
December 9, 1942
All day sessions and then a dinner at the Adolphus’ with several of the men and some sulphur men tonight. Schwartz and Kemper left this PM. I have plenty to do here yet and may not get away Tues. night. May be necessary to go to Stillwater Oklahoma, but will pass it up if I can. Cool here but not cold.
December 8, 1942
Plain postcard postmarked Dallas.
We had a conference with Dr. Laake & others this PM, ate dinner with Dr. L at a restaurant and then went out to his new home where we visited with Mrs. L. It is raining here and is cold but I took an aspirin. Zero weather in Chicago and so far am free of a cold.
December 7, 1942