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47 Alamo Avenue
Berkeley 8, California
Jan 10, 1960

Dear Mrs. Blake,

Like so many others, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of your husband. I had not seen him for several years, since I do not go to scientific meetings very often (being too much involved in college administration), but he was always one of the persons I enjoyed seeing and discussing matters with.

I remember his helpfulness and kindly restraint when I wrote a (very bad) Ph.D. thesis, his helpfulness at Plant. Tax. Soc. Council meetings, a delightful visit with him at the Gray Herbarium some dozen years ago. Particularly I recall with a feeling of warmth the hospitality both of you showed me some eighteen (!) years ago, when I was a stranger in Washington.

I hope very much that you have interests that will keep you occupied, and that the respect and affection so many of us held for Dr. Blake will help just a little.

Very cordially,
Lincoln Constance

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