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we had long talk with [[red underline]] Mershon [[/red underline]] and a certain Dr. Eggleston.  Home with 11:30 P.M. (rain) 

Oct 27. Clear mild day. In our lab, the yields of [[red underline]] synthetic phenol [[/red underline]] on third attempt have reached [[red underline]] about 80% [[/red underline]] of amount of benzol used - I'm going to New York to meet Dr. Ney to see whether I can make arrangements to enlist his [[strikethrough]] cooperation [[/strikethrough]] advice for our [[red underline]] synthetic phenol plant in Perth [[/red underline]] Amboy, not because we need him but as a [[red underline]] "short cut" [[/red underline]] to help Rossi by his experience.  [[red underline]] Ney [[/red underline]] is willing to furnish advice to Rossi and help design plant and assist with advice till we are successful for $1000.  He will confirm this by letter.  Went to [[red underline]] William & Peters,[[/red underline]] and with them for lunch.  They are pleased to hear Bakelite is going well.  Then saw
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[[red underline]] Mausolf and Hamman [[/red underline]].  The former approves of budget of $7000 for a [[red underline]] synthetic phenol [[/red underline]] plant.  Then went to visit [[red underline]] Hasslacher [[/red underline]] at his house, told him about [[red underline]] bakelite [[/red underline]] progress and contemplated synthetic phenol plant.  He too agrees.  Then went to Baskerville's lab and we went together to Mouquin's for supper, whence we walked together to 42nd street

Oct 28. Much bothered with my cold.  [[red underline]] Radcliffe [[/red underline]] of Electric Light Co. came to see me again [[red underline]] about poles; [[/red underline]] his company not very willing to take them all down etc.  Celine in evening went to Ossining to be chairman at [[red underline]] Suffrage Meeting in Theatre [[/red underline]].  To bed early with my books.

Oct 29. Dictated all morning 
then for lunch at Chemists Club, thence walked to
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