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Correspondence with other bacteriologists, public health officials, publishers, commercial laboratories, and Cornell administrators, as well as reports, financial records, notes, and printed material, all of which concern his participation in the work of the Biological Stain Commission, of which he was chairman, National Research Council, American Public Health Association, and Society of American Bacteriologists, his scientific writings, and research projects undertaken at Geneva and elsewhere; correspondents include Robert S. Breed, Arthur P. Hitchens, George J. Hucker, Floyd K. Richtmyer, William A. Stocking, and Selman A. Waksman. Also, copies of his publications, an autobiography (86 pp. typescript carbon), and "A Religious Scientist at the Turn of the Century" (123 pp. mimeo), his biographical essay on his father, Herbert William Conn, professor of bacteriology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, in which is included a bibliography of his father's writings.

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