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Whitman suggests that the Biol. Bulletin becomes a medium of publication for people involved with the Morphological Society. Kingsley adds to the letter and forwards to Conklin to further discuss the issue.
Discusses purchasing a house in front of the MBL at five percent interest rate.
Whitman tries to persuade Conklin to publish in the Bulletin.
Plans for the Journal of Morphology
Says that Kingsley suggested to talk to Conklin to secure abstracts of the meeting in Baltimore for the Bulletin.
Discussion of publication efforts
Talks about various publications, including the Bulletin.
Discusses publication plates and university cooperation. "I think Chicago is likely to be ready to join"
Whitman states he is very happy that Conklin supports his vision that the MBL should be an independent institution.
Talks about some plates.
Talks about Ginn & Co. publisher, and says they couldn't come to an agreement, therefore Whitman didn't pay them. Also discusses the idea of making the MBL a permanent lab.
Talks about how the MBL should cooperate with colleges. Whitman asks for Conklin's advice.
Discusses the relevance of the independence of the MBL.
Whitman discusses a proposal from Charles Crane to remedy the relationship with Carnegie.
Discusses the future of the MBL and says it should be independent and should not abandon the ship to the Carnegie ownership.
Whitman speaks about his opposition to surrendering the independence of the Laboratory to Carnegie.
Congratulates Conklin on the establishment/renovation of the vivarium at the University of Pennsylvania.
Whitman relates to Conklin a meeting he had with several others. The group was evenly divided as to whether to accept the Carnegie proposition.
Disscusses meeting Conklin at a meeting in Philadephia; discusses Billings's poor demeanor; discusses action by Carnegie people and MBL's needs
Whitman states he disagreed on Conklin's complaints about salaries that appeared in Nature, and reiterates that the MBL should be an independent venture.
"Suspend judgement on Carnegie proposal pledge to Corporation to maintain complete independence."
Discusses a misunderstanding on some letters that Conklin had sent, of which he apparently had not preserved any copies.
Whitman says he has a copy of the proceedings of each trustee meeting.
Discusses the most recent trustee meeting. Whitman asks Conklin for his ideas and says he should not wait for Wilson's formal feedback.