Description: In this typed letter signed, Flexner discusses extensively the nature and number of fellowship applicants for 1933. He wonders how it is split among the sciences and whether one has to be an American citizen.
Simon Flexner (1863-1946) was a pathologist and administrator. He served as the 1st director of the Rockefeller Institute for medical research. He did important research into poliomyelitis and meningitis.
The letter's recipient, Floyd K. Richtmyer (1881-1939), was a physicist and educator. He was a full professor of physics and dean of the graduate school at Cornell University.
Written on an 11" x 8 1/2" sheet of Rockefeller Institute imprinted stationery. Item #A00956
Condition: Fold lines and toning, otherwise good condition.