Western Reserve University
Laboratory of Physiology and Bio-Chemistry
Sir Robert Falconer
President Toronto University
Dear Sir Robert,
You have no doubt attributed my failure to replay to your letter of December 5th to silent acceptance of the renewed invitation [?] contains to become Professor of Physiology at Toronto. Unless Mrs. Macleod's state of health should have a serious set back which would make removal to Toronto an impossibility I will accept the position and will be prepared to assume my duties at any time after June 30th.
I greatly appreciate the honour which you and the Governors do me in holding the position open and I will enter it with great expectations of [?]. I may be able to accomplish in the prosecution and encouragement of research and in the teaching of Physiology in the University. I understand that the terms of appointment are the same as those of the previous offer.
I will visit Toronto for a few days in the early spring in order to go into details of equipment and other matters so that I may have my plans of organization properly worked out. Meanwhile however there are one or two preliminary matters that I should like to consult you about. I saw Dr. Hashmann[?] in Minneapolis and had a conversation with him concerning his work, both teaching and research. He impresses me as a very good man, his paper before the Physiological Society being of a high order and representing a large amount of careful and painstaking research. I do not think that we could do better for next year than reappoint him as Lecturer, a position