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/7 March 29, 19U7 Dr. Charles Elton Oxford niversity 3Bureau of Animal Pomulation Oxforcd, Enland Dear ;harles: I have your letter abou't Morles :acino and I also have a letter in Spanish fro, him. I will write him shortly and send you a copy. If he is not a candidate for a degree, but aima1y wants *to core hLere and nic' ua: the general atmosphere and take a fe" cmrses, the plan is feasible of execution, and I will be glad to do everything I can to carry it out. If on the other hand he is a candidate for a degree I would have to follow my pre3ent rule of turning down any and all comers. I now have eighteen graduate st-udets aund I am not doing justice to them. Beginning in 1498 it might become thinkable to take on spocial cases, since I hope by that tiie to have s me additional facul ty. I will have to await an accurate translation of his letter on this -oint. As to -ossible financial support, I will do my bost. Needless to say I regard cases of this kind as very i-uortant. With personal regards. Yours as ever, AALDO FAOPOLD cc: Dean .1erriott Vetrfield Jsborne Dean 3aldwin
OXFORD UNIVERSITY v BUREAU OF ANIMAL POPULATION ( r e Postal Address: Bureau of Animal Population Telephone: Oxford 4261 University Museum, Oxford 11th February, 1947 Telegrams: Mus, Ox Professor Aldo Leopold, Dep1h of Wildlife Management, University of wisconsin, 424 University Farm Place, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Dear Aldo, I have received the formal letter from Professors Hasler and Emlen and yourself, kindly inviting me to visit you tnis summer and give a lecture and take part in group discussions. I delayed replying at once, in the expectation that the Boological Society of America might be sending along the invitation you refer to. But, as it will in fact be impossible for me to visit the United States this year, and altnough I have not yet heard from the SocietyI think it best to write in order to let you know the position. I think you will realise that if I were coming to the States, I sould count it an enormous privilege to visit your DepartmentE and renew contact with my friends in Wisconsin. I certainly appreciate very warmly your invitation and am sorry I cannot fulfill it. It is not only that I have a large number of matten to attend to in respect to my University and other scentific work (presumbly everyone is in the same position there); but it is also that I genuinely require some time to think quietly about ecological questions and theories which I have only been able to do in odd times during the last six years. I am also pretty tired, and for this reason also wish to stay at home and do some continuous and not too hectic research.