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JAMES BRYANT CONANT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/08/1941 - HFSID 46544

JAMES BRYANT CONANT Chemist and educator James Bryant Conant signed this letter, typed at the American Embassy in London, to Frederic Herbert Maugham in 1941. He thanked Maugham for his pamphlet Lies as Allies. Typed letter signed "James B. Conant".

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JAMES BRYANT CONANT
Chemist and educator James Bryant Conant signed this letter, typed at the American Embassy in London, to Frederic Herbert Maugham in 1941. He thanked Maugham for his pamphlet Lies as Allies.
Typed letter signed "James B. Conant". Pencil notations underneath signature and on verso, both in unknown hand. 1 page, 8x10½. U. S. Embassy, London, England, April 8, 1941. Addressed to Viscount Maugham, London, England. In full: "My dear Viscount: It was very thoughtful of you to send me a copy of your excellent little pamphlet 'Lies as Allies.' I look forward to reading it with great pleasure. As I am leaving this country shortly, I am afraid I shall not have the opportunity of seeing your again. It was a great privilege and pleasure to have met you at the Lord Chancellor's dinner party the other evening. Trust that I may have the opportunity of seeing you sometime should you visit the United States. Very sincerely,". "Viscount Maugham" is FREDERIC HERBERT MAUGHAM (1866-1958), the 1st Viscount Maugham. He was the brother of author W. Somerset Maugham and Great Britain's Lord Chancellor from 1938 to 1939. American chemist and educator JAMES BRYANT CONANT (1893-1978) was President of Harvard University (1933-1953). An advocate of supporting the Allies in the 1930s, he later became a member of the National Defense Research Committee (1941-1946), where he played an important role in organizing American science during the War, including a key role in starting up the Manhattan Project. He was later American high commissioner (1953-1957) and Ambassador (1955-1957) to West Germany. Conant was also an author who wrote for chemistry students (Practical Chemistry with N. H. Black, 1920; Chemistry of Organic Compounds, 1933) and non-scientists (On Understanding Science, 1947). He also wrote on educational policy, including Education and Liberty (1953), The American High School Today (1959), Slums and Suburbs (1961) and The Education of American Teachers (1963). He received the Priestly Medal, the American Chemical Society's highest honor, in 1944. Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Discolored, with discolorations touching signature. Folded once vertically and twice horizontally. Otherwise in fine condition.

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