Thursday, March 30


To John Lampitt

Peter Bird's history of the firm raises the question : was your father's public life-style financed by him out of the Laboratory's income, specified in his contract to be separate, or out of other income specially authorised by the Board ? - i had not known of his special terms before.

Your mother told me once that he could have earned more, with ICI for example, but he was content in Lyons, as the big fry, and they paid for his travels and entertaining "on the firm" for the credit and know-how he brought them.

Fascinating, are the records extant, i wonder ? In Basel, he gave Liza and me introductions to a free-lance chemist , a Dr Roos, whom he visited while we were there, a spy i surmise on Roche etc. Do records exist?

Do survivors exist ?

~ hugh


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not know the answers to your questions

2:51 a.m., March 30, 2006  

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