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and to [[red underline]] engage new stenographer for office [[/red underline]] as work is accumulating too much.
Busy all day dictating and occasional visits to lab. [[red underline]] George [[/red underline]] out again to NY. selecting automobile. Gothelf announces that boiling [[red underline]] acetic anhydride [[/red underline]] plus [[red underline]] fused sodium [[/red underline]] acetate gives permanent color to pipe stems this tinted by this boiling mixture for about 10 minutes. This confirms my views that we must try to [[red underline]] eliminate free phenol [[/red underline]]
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on this and transform it into a light permanent combination.
Nov. 29/ Busy here dictating and directing further experiments in treated pipe stems and other subjects 
The new experiments confirm the first tests announced by Gothelf.
[[red underline]] Gothelf [[/red underline]] came back to laboratory after supper and both we remained until 10 [[underlined superscript]] 30 [[/underlined superscript]] P.M. preparing more samples 
important to see further results.
Nov. 30. Thanksgiving day. Gothelf here part of morning. We need [[red underline]] more stems [[/red underline]] in various ways
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