This is a transcription of the letter:

IKW June 26 [1960]

Dear Ruth,

Here are the prints you selected from our Annual Meeting collection. I relied on the list of numbers Mr. MacLennan gave me and hope I haven't made any mistakes. Also enclosed is [a] duplicate of a slide of Dr. McKellar, taken by Constantine [Papacosmos], which we thought was exceptionally good.

I hope the moon tables reached you alright and that it wasn't too much of a scramble getting everything ready for the printer. We'll be glad to proofread the moon tables and it would give us a chance to double check the two sets of calculations.

We were all pleased that Dr. Millman agreed to step into the office of President and his acceptance must have been a relief to you people at Headquarters. It has been an upsetting year, hasn't it, with Mr. Kennedy's illness, etc. and climaxed by the death of Dr. McKellar.

I have several more sets of prints to send on their way so I'll close for now.

Best regards,

[signed] Isabel W.

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The way this archive is organized is amazing. Linking scans (and transcripts!) of the correspondence with the brief biography is admirable and the person doing all this work (Walter MacDonald?) deserves heaps of praise.