Letter from Alfred Newton Richards to Wilder Penfield, September 17, 1931.
Date:
1931-09-17
Description:
This is a handwritten letter from Alfred Newton Richards, of the University of Pennsylvania, to Wilder Penfield. In the letter Richards states that there is a possibility that the University of Pennsylvania will make Dr. Penfield an offer to move to Pennsylvania and establish a neurological institute in Philadelphia. This letter is dated September 17, 1931.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 28.0 x 21.5 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from Alfred Newton Richards to Wilder Penfield, September 17, 1931. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved November 20, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9777
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Creator:
Richards, Alfred N. (Alfred Newton), 1876-1966.
Notes:
Transcription of the letter reads: "Sept. 17, 1931. Dear Dr. Penfield: Your letter reached me on the 10th. I hear delayed acknowledging it until I could show it to Dr. Steigel - who has greater responsibility concerning the matter than any one else here. He will write to you - possibly he said so yes-terday. I doubt if it is proper for me to attempt to outline the situation here at the present time in relation to neurology & I fear that I should not be accurate were I to try. One thing is definitely certain: the majority of our faculty - all of those who are most anxious concerning the future of the school - have their hearts set on your coming here. They realize that that wish can not be fulfilled unless you can be offered the fullest freedom for the development of an institute & the material resources with which to do it. Hence they are impatient with rate at which steps are being taken. I have reason to think that the business will begin to be clarified very soon & I ardently hope that a definite purpose can be made to you in early autumn. Consequently, I hope that units in Montreal will not moor too rapidly. I wish that I could be more definite. Many thanks to you for having written to me. I certainly shall do all I can to keep things moving. Yours very sincerely, A.N. Richards."

This letter is written on University of Pennsylvania stationary.

Call Number:
A/N 1-3