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Образците на писмата са разделени в следните девет раздела:
1. Уведомяване за получаване на писма. Писма, получени със закъснение:
2. Установяване (или възобновяване) на делови контакти:
3. Сътрудничество между учени:
Обсъждане на проблеми и резултати:
4. Публикации на научни трудове. Преписка с издателства:
5.Обсъждане на публикации. Дарствени надписи:
6. Участия в конференции. Делови срещи:
a) Заявка за участие - (62,63,64,65,66)
b) Заявка със закъснение - (67,68,69,70)
c) Покана за участие. Приемане. Отхвърляне - (71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84)
7. Командировки. Посещения:
a) Планирано пътуване - (85,86,87,88,89,90)
b) Срещи. Посещения - (91,92,93)
c) Резервиране на места в хотел - (94,95,96,97)
d) Приемане на чужденци - (98,99,L100,L101,L102)
e) Назначаване на делови срещи - (L103,L104,L105,L106)
a) Неофициални - (107,108,109,110,111,113,114,115,116,117,118,119)
b) Официални - (120)
In reply to your letter of 7th Oct., 1986 we are pleased to tell
you that arrangements have now been made for the...Journal to be
sent to you exchange for...
We will ensure that you receive all numbers of the Journal as they
become available as well as back volumes.
We trust that the exchange will prove of mutual interest.
Dear Dr G.,
Thank you very much for your letter about our recent paper on...and
for the enclosed reprints of your own work on the properties of...We
have found it very stimulating. As you have pointed out little can
be inferred from...data owing to the lack of experimental work on
Still it is of interest to note that P. has recently satisfactorily
analysed... His results certainly corroborate your conclusions.
This is to confirm the Telex sent this morning according to the
instructions of the Secretary General of our Association.
The text of the Telex reads as follows:...
This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 5th May. We shall
consider your suggestion and inform you in due course.
Dear Professor N.,
This is just a short acknowledgment of your letter of 5th November.
We shall study the points you have raised most carefully and write
to you again.
Thank you much for your letter which arrived this morning. This
is just a brief note to say that we shall consider your suggestions
at the next meeting of our association and let you know about the
Dear Professor N.,
Thank you very much for your letter of 15th June. I am sorry that
my previous letter took so long to reach you. I think this must
have been due to the fact that it was sent by surface mail instead
of airmail. I am making sure that the present letter is posted to
you by airmail. You should get it within a week or so.
Yes, indeed, all is ready here to receive you as Visiting Professor.
We are all looking forward to making your personal acquaintance.
With kindest regards,
Dear Professor F.,
My deepest apologies for not having replied to your last letter
at an earlier date. I was away from my office during much of the
month of March. I have left, however, instructions with my secretary
who arranged for a copy of the monograph on...to be secured for
you. We shall get it started on its way tomorrow.
Dear Mrs D.
When I realize how long I have delayed in replying to your letter,
I feel very much embarrassed. In both my personal and professional
life I have been very busy and now I find - to my distress - that
I have neglected important things. Please forgive me. As soon as
things settle down a bit, I shall do all I can in the matter. And,
of course, when the book on...comes out in English translation I
shall make a point of sending it to you.
It has been such a long time since I wrote to you. I meant to do
so immediately on my arrival, but pressure on my time was so great
that I have got behind with my correspondence.
There are not many things to report. You will be interested, however,
to learn that there is a conference ahead of us. You will soon get
a preliminary announcement. I do hope that your many commitments
will not prevent you from attending.
I was very happy to receive your letter, which came so promptly,
and I thank you most sincerely for your greetings. I am only sorry
that I have been so long in replying, but you will understand how
much there is to do these days with the conference ahead of us.
Time flies past ever so quickly and I just couldn't sit down to
writing before now. We like to recall the day you visited us here
and hope we shall have the pleasure again some day.
With kindest regards,
I have duly received your letter of 9th of October. We are passing
it on to the Department of...We understand they are engaged in a
similar line of research. They will be delighted to contact you.
Dear Dr K.,
Kindly excuse me for approaching you and seeking advise. As you
may remember I am in charge of a project concerning...When we met
last we discussed the possibility of cooperation. I wonder if you
could pass this letter on to a worker in your group who would be
willing to contact us? We should be most grateful for any suggestion
I am enclosing two reprints of my papers on the subject of...
With my personal regards,
Yes, I certainly remember you. It has been a pleasant surprise when
Dr. N. who gave us a lecture here the other day, brought a note
from you. To think that I have been on close contact with Dr.N.
for some time never realizing that you work in the same institute!
And I have often spoken to my wife about you, wondering how are
you getting on with your studies and research.
You can see from my address I am living in the center of Sofia now.
What a pity you couldn't come with Dr.N. this time. You would have
been most welcome here. I should have loved to introduce you to
my family and make you meet my fellow-workers at the Institute.
Be sure and come here sometime soon.
Dr.N. will have told you a short visit to Britain of a group of
Bulgarian scientists is planned for next spring. If the trip comes
off, I shall be delighted to look you up at the London address indicated
in your letter. Anyhow, I shall make a point resumed contact.
With best wishes,
I am in receipt of your circular letter on behalf of the International
Union of..., requesting my cooperation in the preparation of the
second edition of the International Directory of...
I gladly accept your offer and am awaiting further particulars.
Dear Professor K.,
I have received your kind letter of 2nd October in which you refer
to my paper on... . Thank you very much indeed for having gone through
the manuscript. I gladly accept all your suggestions and will make
the appropriate corrections and amendments.
Dear Professor H.,
This is to inform you that I have heard from the Editor of the ...
Journal. My paper on...is with them now. He reacts to it favorably
and so does the referee. The appropriate committee, however, has
still to give their stamp of approval, which the editor says he
feels sure of. It means a lot to me. I wish to add that I am fully
aware of your share in my success. Your kind words of encouragement
have prompted me to try to publish the paper in the ... Journal.
Dear Mr E.,
Thank you very much for your specimen copy of the ... Journal. I
have read it with great interest. I am afraid, however, that it
is concerned with a different type of articles from the one on ...
I am writing now. Articles published in the ... Journal are supposed
to be reviews of a particular region of research not for specialists
in that field but for professional scientists in quite different
disciplines as well as for undergraduate students of the subject
in question. They are intended to provide information of a rather
I shall try to publish it in one of the appropriate specialists
Needless to repeat that I am very grateful for your interest and
also for the Journal you sent.
I have just heard from the ... press. They declined to publish my
book. I presume it was because of the delay between my first mentioning
it to them and the sending of the revised edition. They might have
published something similar in the meanwhile, or are just not enough
interested in this line of research. I cannot blame them of course.
I must try elsewhere or publish it in country in English to give
it a wider circulation. For the moment I have nothing definite to
Nevertheless, I thank you very much for your interest in my book
and all the trouble you have taken introducing me as you did to
Mr D. of the ... Press.
Best regards to Nora and yourself.
I am very glad that you accept my offer of sharing with me in the
publication of the paper. Revised by you and supplemented by your
data, the paper will present a fairly complete survey of the state
of research in our field and will certainly be suitable for publication
in the highly specialized review... .
I am looking forward to receiving your version of the paper.
There is one thing I want to add to my official letter of thanks
for all the kindness extended to me at your Institute last week.
I am expected to write a kind of report on my trip including the
visit to your Institute. The report is to be published in our Bulletin.
Since the responsibility of writing the report is among my first
priorities of work and since my visits were both brief and very
full, I am likely to make errors of judgement.
To check this, I am hoping to forward copies of my paper to persons
who might appropriately correct me. Do you think I could possibly
take advantage of your competence and kindness and send a copy to
you for your critical comment? I should greatly appreciate your
in this matter.
Many thanks in advance and kindest personal regards.
P.S. Could you possibly pay special attention to the appraisal of
the results obtained in the experiments!
There is no doubt their book is timely and will come in handy. It
is also concise and well presented. It suffers, however, from some
defects that may detract from its value if they do not remove them
in time. Quite a few are no minor mistakes.
I can see clearly now that they failed to emphasize the validity
of... . More serious is their omission of any reference to the work
going on at the ... Laboratory. That wouldn't do.
With regard to your own suggestion, in the first place you are right
in pointing out that the quotation in Section ... is - to say the
least of it - misleading. They had better leave it out entirely.
In the second place the survey of .... is much too short and the
description of the experiments in no way reflects the actual conditions
in which they are being carried out.
On the other hand, Section ... does give a straightforward and accurate
account of ..., which is a good thing. I quite agree that it is
still far to go before the book can go to press, let alone see the
light of day.
With my kindest regards,
Dear Dr F.,
From recent literature I learned of your special interest in the
experimental methods in ... . I should greatly appreciate receiving
whatever papers you have available on the topic or related topics.
I enclose a book recently published by a team of workers in our
Laboratory and should be only too pleased to provide reprints of
papers describing experiments going in here, should you request
Kindest personal regards.
We received the reprints of your paper a couple of days ago. We
are delighted to have them and to learn more of your promising research
and the theoretical premises. I was particularly interested to have
your paper on ... and shall make a point of coming back to it at
a later date.
Many thanks and kindest regards,
Dear Dr T.,
Thank you very much indeed for supplying us through Dr O. of ...
University with ... . Naturally, we shall duly inform you of the
results obtained with it. We are very grateful for your understanding
and kindness in the matter.
We shall soon write again.
Dear Professor N.,
Thank you very much for your generosity in allowing me to take up
some of your valuable time and discuss points of common interest.
Your work on ... aroused a great deal of interest here and I am
quite sure that it will do the same at the meeting. It is really
impressive advance in an entirely new field.
I shall be looking forward to hearing your paper at the ... meeting.
Dear Dr L.,
Thank you most sincerely for all the many reprints you are sending
me. I study your papers with great interest and so do my fellow-workers.
Our new apparatus has been working satisfactorily so far. I enclose
a drawing which may be of interest to you. You may remember I was
working on it when you visited us last summer.
I hope to have pleasure of seeing you again before long.
Are you still deeply immersed in your work? What I mean is: are
you ready to spare an hour or so for an interview with an old friend
who wants very much to discuss a few points of common interest with
you? I promise not to take up much of your time, just enough to
allow him to peep into what is going on in the field. I must confess
I am very deeply engrossed in promoting a new (if not entirely revolutionary)
method in the area.
Looking forward to hearing from you at an early date.
I was thrilled to find your letter on my return from vacation. How
interesting that your results should be so similar to mine obtained
of course in different conditions. I certainly look forward to discussing
them with you. We wondered for instance if you did any ... tests.
And further, what sort of mechanism did you employ to make sure
that no ... effect should alter the course of the experiment?
Thank you for another excellent collection of reprints. I am always
delighted to see the progress that you and your group are making
in the fascinating area you are studying.
We have had a very productive year here with Dr. L. being in the
department, and among current projects we have been investigating
the ... system to see if the same reactions are found there as for
... There appears to be no similarity whatsoever, and this is rather
So much for our work. I shall be writing again when I find out if
the trip to E. planned for next summer will come off after all.
If it does, as I very much hope, I shall be delighted to look you
up. Unfortunately C., where we are bound for, is rather a long way
from your Department.
It was a pleasure to have your letter. It is flattering that you
should remember my comments on ... . I do happen to have a paper
in draft-form concerned with the topic and I shall be pleased to
send you a copy when it is in a somewhat better form. As to the
problem of ... we discussed at X., I have given it much thought
and am not very happy about some points. The test just doesn't work
With kindest regards,
I am resuming our discussion at the point it was interrupted yesterday.
I am ready to admit that a rather high percentage of the results
obtained in the experiments have fallen below expectations. This,
however, does not mean that we have been led along false paths.
The technique is open to improvement and I hope we shall be soon
in the position to eliminate most of the disturbing factors. Actually,
the very deviations from the results predicted should help to give
insight into how things work.
As things are, I don't dare to make any comments on the potential
range of application of our theory. It is still far to go before
we can make any serious surmise in this respect.
I see that I have gone to some length to pursue my argument. It
is partly because I realize that yesterday I gave you rather disparate
information on the work going on at our laboratory. We were pressed
for time as you may remember trying as we did to squeeze the discussion
into that short intermission.
I hope to see you again before you leave. By the end of the week
I may have the reprints. I have not forgotten about them and will
let you have them as soon as they are available.
Kindest regards and best wishes.
Mr ... J.
The ... Press
Dear Mr. J.,
I have just heard from Mr T. who approached you in the matter of
an English edition of my book on ... He informs me of your kind
suggestion that I should send you on English summary of my book
together with a copy of the original (Bulgarian) version. I am sending
the book and the summary under separate cover.
I am very grateful to you for your interest.
You will find enclosed the original (+2 carbon copies) of the MS
of my paper "....".
I should be very happy if you could accept the paper for publication
in your Journal.
Dear Mr E.,
Allow me to refer to our correspondence a few weeks ago, regarding
the possibility of publication of my book "..." by the
In your last letter you pointed out that the initial comments with
regard to my book were favorable and asked me to let you know when
I have finished revising it.
The new version of my book is completed and, accordingly, I am going
to submit the opening and the concluding chapters as well as the
table of contents to you on approval.
I am very grateful indeed for your offer to arrange for an American
edition of my book and for all your assistance and encouragement.
Dear Mr D.,
This is only a quick note to say that I am sending the English version
of my paper to you. I hope you will find the translation satisfactory.
Thank you very much for your assistance in the matter.
Dear Mr T.,
I have just completed the revised version of my book on ..., which,
in accordance with our previous correspondence on the subject, will
bring more information on the problem of ...
Besides, Chapter ... has been virtually rewritten and the whole
book brought up to date.
When it has been typed I will send it to you together with the drawings
You will find enclosed the MS of my paper "..." in its
abridged form to comply with your wish regarding its length. As
the paper in question is only abridged and not revised I should
be grateful if the original date as appearing in the first version
of the paper, namely December 1st 19..., could be preserved so that
the priority of the results described in the paper might be safeguarded.
As to your corrections of English I have accepted them all and made
I hope that in its present form the paper is acceptable for publication
in your journal.
P a p e r e n t i t l e d "..........."
I have received your latter of 2nd Sept., in which you ask me to
send you the fair copies of the diagrams for the paper of the above
title. I did so on 27th Aug. and our letters must have crossed.
I hope the diagrams have safely reached you by now.
Dear Mr T.,
Thank you very much for your letter of 23rd Nov. Under separate
cover I am sending you the required diagrams with lettering omitted.
One of them, unfortunately, exceeds the dimensions prescribed by
the notes for authors. Should any difficulties arise could you possibly
use the original diagram which I had sent before?
I am looking forward to hearing from you further and I wish to thank
you for all the trouble you are taking.
I have received my paper No ... together with comments of the referees.
I have duly considered the suggestions, which I find very reasonable
and acceptable. I have made the appropriate amendments and sent
off the manuscript editing under separate cover.
The Assistant Editor
I am sending you the line drawings for my article entitled "...".
I have checked them carefully.
I am returning under separate cover the galleys, which I have duly
My name is Jose A. Marso. I live in Cordoba and have long been a
reader of your journal.
It is a source of information about the achievements of Soviet science
of which we are often told in the local and national press.
My greatest interest lies in space studies and I would appreciate
your further publications on the subject. Recently I heard over
the radio and TV that researchers at the Crimean observatory have
registered signals from other worlds. The news has moved me considerably
and I would like to see material in this subject in your following
issues and would also like to know more of the Crimean center.
I wish you much success, peace and happiness and thank you for the
attention you have extended.
Jose Angel Marso,
Dear Jose Angel Marso,
Thank you for the most flattering reference to our work. We are
planning to continue publications about Soviet space and hope you
will find them interesting.
The information you have about extra-terrestrial signals registered
at one of our observatories is not quite accurate, as it is related
to a theoretical study by A. Arkhipov of the Radioastronomical Institute,
Ukrainian Acad. Sc., in Kharkov. We have got in touch with him in
connection with your letter and similar letters from other readers.
His response you will find below. We must inform you that the Crimean
Astrophysical Observatory of the USSR Academy of Sciences you mention
is occupied in research entirely different from that in the Kharkov
Institute and the two centers are not connected. You could have
read of one of the discoveries made at the Crimean Observatory in
an article by Acad. Severny A. (1913-1987) and Candidate of Sciences
(Phys. & Math.), V. Kotov, in No 3, 1988.
We would be grateful to you if you could send us as much information
as possible on the extra-terrestrial signals registered by Alexei
Arkhipov, of the Radioastronomical Institute in Kharkov. If these
signals can also be reserved in South America we could offer you
assistance in your observations (the Radioastronomical Institute
of Argentina has two 30-meter antennas)
Faculty of Exact and Natural
Sciences, Buenos Aires
I have great pleasure in presenting you with a copy of my book entitled
"....." and recently published in English in Helsinki.
If you found that the book might be reviewed in your Journal I should
consider it an honour.
Inscription in the book presented:
With the compliments of the author or With the author's compliments.
On a printed card:
The ..... Institute
With the Compliments of the
Department of ....
Thank you very much indeed for the interest you have always taken
in my book and for your offer to write a review of it.
I have genuine pleasure in sending you a review copy. Indeed I know
of no one who would be more competent than you to review it.
Dear Dr L.,
Thank you very much for your letter, which I read with the greatest
interest, and for all the thoughts supplied. I am grateful for your
well-meant words of criticism, for criticism from a specialist in
the field such as you is very precious.
My letter is going to be a little longer than usual, for which I
do apologize. I wish, however, to answer all points brought out
Once again I wish to thank you very much for the pains you have
taken to read my book. I am looking forward to hearing from you
Dear Professor R.
I take great pleasure in acknowledging receipt of the review copy
of your monograph sent to me by your publishers. I shall be delighted
to review it in the ... Quarterly.
Dear Dr. H.,
Thank you very much for the reprint of your paper on ... It is an
excellent collection of applications and they illustrate the theory
I understand you are preparing another one on the subject. I should
greatly appreciate it.
Dear Dr L.,
I look forward to receiving the copy of your book and after I have
read it through, I shall be happy to write to you again and exchange
views on this fascinating problem.
Dear Dr. A.,
I understand from an entry in the ... Journal that a team of authors
(including yourself) are engaged in a major work concerned with
the treatment of ...
We should be very grateful if you could kindly give us some particulars
on the scope of your book as we are doing some research in this
line in our laboratory.
I am very much interested in your article which appeared in the
"Adventures in ..." This is really a most useful piece
of work. As I shall be teaching in a course on ... later this year,
I shall have a good opportunity of scrutinizing your conclusions.
You will hear about it further.
I was delighted to find your letter in my mail this morning and
to have the reprint of your review article in the Annals. Although
I have only had the opportunity to go through it rapidly, it is
clearly of great interest both to me and to my colleagues. I shall
certainly read it carefully.
You might be interested to know that your article published in ...,
which I have been passing around to my colleagues, has aroused great
interest. Many people are grateful to you for producing it.
Congratulations on your book! It is a very comprehensive survey
of all aspects of the subject and has a fresh and daring approach
to the problems involved. And, moreover, it is thoroughly readable.
It certainly does you credit!
Dear Mr F.,
I can hardly say how grateful I am to you for your kind words of
encouragement. As you may know. Section 4 of my study has been subjected
to much adverse criticism on the grounds that in the arguments put
forward I did not take into account the fact that ... Your appreciation
of that very passage means a great deal to me.
May I draw your attention to a most interesting book? It was edited
by ... and published by ..., and I suppose you can get hold of a
copy quite easily.
As its title suggests, it is a collection of papers systematically
covering the ... aspects of ... over the last few years. Special
attention is paid to the application of ... to ...
Contributions are drawn from all the world including some from this
country (all in English). The standard of writing is consistently
Thank you very much for the collection of articles on ... The volume
is certainly impressive and will provide a reference compendium
for workers in ... for many years to come.
Thanks once again and kindest regards
Dr S. has told me that an international meeting of experimental
and theoretical chemists in ... is planned for April 16th-18th next
year. I would like to attend the meeting. Could you possibly let
me know more about it so that I may make my plans accordingly? Many
Excuse this brief note. I am off to ..., where I am to attend a
meeting of the ... Association.
This is a hurried note. Is there any chance of your attending the
International Conference of ... in ..., which I understand begins
at the end of August? It looks as if I might be able to go. I wonder
if you could let me know your personal plans for the summer. In
case we could not meet at the Conference I might be able to arrange
a quick visit to your place if I go to ... for the Conference.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Yours in haste
Dear Dr J.,
I should like very much to attend your conference. I realize that
we are now past the deadline for preliminary registration, but I
hope that it is still possible to attend. If it is, please send
at your earliest convenience information and the required registration
Dear Dr T.,
In my letter of April 10th I expressed my desire to attend the Conference,
but have received no reply. I will look forward to receiving the
necessary forms and any other information you have for Conference
participants. Since I have not heard from you, I am writing today
to inquire whether any such information is available yet and whether
this is the correct address to write to with such a request.
Dear Professor M.,
Recently I received the first announcement of ... from your colleague,
Dr N. I would be interested in participating in this meeting and
would like to propose giving a review paper on the topic of ...
My group at ... has been very active particularly in the field of
... and we have published numerous papers during the past few years,
You may also recall my correspondence with you some years ago when
I was involved in ...
I am enclosing copies of reprints of my earlier work in ... I would
appreciate it if you could provide me with a formal letter of invitation
to participate in your Conference.
Dear Dr A.,
I apologize for sending you the enclosed registration form at this
late date, and I hope that you will be able to accept my registration
nevertheless. The delay was caused by the vagueness of my plans
for next month. They have now become definite and I find that I
can participate in the Conference at that time.
Dear Professor R.,
I am aware that my application is tardy; it is only recently that
plans have changed in such a way as to make ... I am very sorry
about the delay. However, it has been possible for me to formulate
my plans with any certitude only recently.
I apologize for the tardiness and earnestly request that you take
whatever action necessary to permit my attendance.
Kindest personal regards.
Dear Professor H.,
Thank you for your letter of June 11th, informing me about the preparations
for the Conference. I am very grateful for your kind invitation
to cooperate with you on the Organizing Programme Committee, and
I accept it with pleasure.
Dear Dr N.,
I will indeed be most happy to attend your Conference and give a
talk on the topic suggested by the Committee. I was very flattered
by the interest of the Committee and will strive to fulfil their
expectations. Thank you for conveying the invitation of the Committee.
With every good wish,
Dear Professor M.,
I shall be very pleased to participate in the session chaired by
Dr N. because it will give me an occasion not only to talk about
the subject of my interest, but also to see many of my colleagues
I am uncertain, however, of the type of talk which you are requesting.
Would you like me to present a review about some aspects of ...
or a talk about my latest interest? In the former case, I am uncertain
what topic would fit most readily into your programme: ..., or a
review entitled ... if you prefer a more detailed talk about my
most recent interest I will choose to speak about ... Please let
me know which type of talk you would like me to present.
Dear Dr N.,
I am very pleased to accept your invitation and it would be delightful
for me to come to L.
It seems to me, however, that I would prefer to attend this meeting
without delivering a paper. At the moment it is difficult to tell
what the audience will be interested in hearing. I have worked in
the past on ... More recently I have studied ... Much of my attention
has recently been devoted to ... Would you, please, let me know
whether you wish me present a formal communication.
Dear Dr H.,
Thank you for the letter of March 16th, in which you ask me for
a title of my presentation. I have discussed with Professor N. the
choice of the title and suggest the following as most suitable ...
I am sorry that I was amiss in not sending you the title of my paper
in time, and I hope that the delay will not have inconvenienced
Best wishes for a most successful conference.
I am looking forward to a most interesting and
Dear Professor M.,
This is just to tell you how much pleased we are that you accept
the invitation to the Conference in Varna in mid-August. Your work
on ... stimulated a great deal of interest here and I am sure that
it will do the same at the Conference. It is a really impressive
advance in an entirely new field.
Plans for the Conference are progressing well. We are all very active
in making arrangements. Reservations at present stand around 1000
with more still to come.
Dear Dr. J.,
I am pleased and honoured by the invitation to participate in the
conference on ..., which is to be held in ..., October 10-15, 19...
I must apologize for the slight delay in replying to your letter.
I have just returned from Paris after a visit and did not have your
address at hand. I did write, however, to Professor M., who is to
be chairman of the session in which I was invited to present a paper.
I very much regret to say that it will not be possible for me to
make any major trip autumn owing to bad health. The only thing I
can do is send a few comments to Professor M. for him to use as
he sees fit. Needless to emphasize that - were my health better
- I should be delighted to attend your conference, which promises
to be a great event.
Thank you once more for honoring me with your invitation.
With every good wish for the success of the conference.
Thank you very much for your letter of 3rd May and the information
on the coming conference in S. As the conference does not represent
my main fields of interest and is only very remotely connected with
the research my Institute is carrying out just now, I should find
it very difficult to arrange finance for the trip. It would be easier
for me to visit you while I am on study leave at the end of September.
If this time is not convenient to you, please, let me know and I
can perhaps arrange an alternative.
I regret to have to tell you that I shall not be able to attend
the C. Conference after all. It has been changed from 4-11 Feb.
to 7-14 Feb. and my paper has been scheduled for 13 Feb., on which
date I shall have to be somewhere also owing to a previous arrangement,
Still I hope I may see you at the M. Conference planned for mid-autumn.
Do you intend to attend it? Drop me a card and let me know.
Dear Dr. N.,
Thank you for your letter of March 16th and the kind invitation.
The Meeting sounds quite exciting and I very much hope to be able
to attend it.
I am in the process of preparing a review paper on ... and I am
aware of your own important work on this subject. It would be very
helpful to me if you could send me, where available, reprints of
Xerox copies of your papers. I would also appreciate it if you would
let me know of any yet unpublished work, which may be relevant for
the paper. It would also be of great help to me if you could send
me references to some of the other important works on this subject
by Italian authors.
Thank you very much for your prompt consideration of the above request.
Please give my best regards to all of your colleagues.
With best wishes,
Dear Professor F.,
I wonder if you are yet able to give an answer to our invitation
to speak at the forthcoming Conference in Paris? We are hoping to
include the names of all speakers on the main poster announcing
the Conference which will be prepared shortly.
In case my letter of invitation went astray. I am enclosing a copy
for your information. Needless to say, the Organizing and Programme
Committees hope that you will feel able to accept our invitation.
May I have a prompt reply of your acceptance to attend the Conference
and present a contributed paper.
With best wishes,
Dear Dr H.,
Thank you for your letter and abstracts of the paper to be presented
at the forthcoming Conference in ... The abstract will be considered
with other at the next meeting of the Programme Committee and you
will be notified by May whether or not your paper has been accepted
for publication in the Conference Book of Abstracts.
Your abstract has been registered with the number ... valid till
... You will be informed if the number is changed after that date.
In further correspondence, please refer to the registration number
indicated in the upper right hand corner of the enclosed copy of
Thank you for your interest in the Conference.
Dear Dr. N.,
Please be advised that your abstract has been considered by the
Programme Committee for the Conference, and was accepted for inclusion
in the Conference Book of Abstracts, which entitles you to submitting
the manuscript of the entire paper for publication in the Conference
It was also the Committee's decision that your paper shall be read
by author in Session ... to be held on ..., and that you shall be
asked to get prepared to answer the question related to the subject
of your work during ... minute discussion period to be allotted
to your paper.
It is hoped that you would appreciate that this decision represents
no criticism of your work but has rather been made in an effort
to accommodate a total of ... papers contributed to the Conference
within the available time.
Instructions for preparation of your abstract in camera-ready form
will be sent to you in ...
Thank you for your contribution to the conference.
Dear Dr. F.,
The Programme Committee for ... Conference has reviewed the submitted
papers. It was their decision that in view of the time available
this paper could not be presented separately. They requested me
to ask you if the more important results could be mentioned during
the presentation of the paper.
I trust that you will give some consideration to this proposal.
Dear Professor N.,
The Programme Committee for ... Conference has considered the submitted
papers. It is with utmost regret that I must inform you that your
paper was found unsuitable for presentation at the Conference. It
is primarily concerned with ..., which is not regarded as a subject
that can be properly included in the main topic of the Conference.
If you will permit personal suggestion, I feel that a paper on ...
would be welcome at the conference on ..., which, to my knowledge,
is being organized by France on ...
Dear Dr N.,
I am very pleased to inform you that your abstract has been accepted
for publication in the Conference Book of Abstracts and oral presentations
(10 minutes including discussion).
Instructions for preparation of a camera-ready copy of the abstract
will be sent to you in July.
We will shortly send you an author's kit with special mats so that
typewritten camera-ready copy of your abstract may be submitted
in advance of the Conference.
You will be pleased to learn that we had a total of ... papers submitted,
from which selected for presentation are ... .
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you are
to deliver a copy of your manuscript of the paper to the organizers
no later than ... to qualify for publication in the proceedings.
Please note the change of the registration number of your paper.
We look forward to seeing you at the Conference.
Dear Dr J.,
This is to tell you that my visit to ... is taking shape at last.
I shall be free early in September and should be delighted to take
advantage of your very kind offer to show me round various institutions
should I stop in London. My only concern is that my visit should
not inconvenience you at this time of year.
The regret at not having been able to see you when I was in London
last year makes me anticipate all the more the pleasure of looking
you up this time.
With kindest regards,
P.S. If anybody would care to hear something about our work here
I should be pleased to talk about it.
Dear Dr R.,
I was most grateful to receive your kind invitation to visit your
laboratory at C. and spend a few days with you while in England.
I should greatly welcome this opportunity. Unfortunately I am not
going to attend the Congress. I have gone very carefully into the
possibility of going to England but I most regretfully find it is
impossible for me to stay away from my commitments this year.
If this could be done I should very much like to keep the invitation
open and if another opportunity to go to England comes my way I
shall write to you well in advance suggesting some possible dates.
I greatly enjoyed meeting you at O. last summer. I have heard very
complimentary things said about your Laboratory and would consider
it a privilege to visit it sometime in the near future. Many thanks
again for your invitation.
Dear Mr N.,
I am very sorry for the delay in answering your recent letter with
its generous offer of hospitality. I am very grateful. The only
trouble is that our plans cannot be made to the exact day. In all
likelihood we would not get to England until around the first days
of August. If this schedule should interrupt your vacation or upset
other plans, please let us know and we will try to make other arrangements.
Many thanks and kindest regards.
I have just received your note. Many thanks. I am very glad that
the revised dates of our visit are more convenient to you than those
we originally discussed. I quite realize that your schedule is very
tight and we shall do our best not to interfere with your other
Dear Dr H.,
Thank you very much for your letter and kind interest in my work.
I shall be delighted to take advantage of your invitation to visit
the Department of ... if my plan for study leave works out. Originally
I had in mind going to the USSR sometime in the spring. There is
a chance, however, that I might be able to attend a meeting of ...
as early as February. It would be most convenient for me to visit
your Institute before the meeting. If this time is not suitable
to you, please let me know and I will try to arrange an alternative.
Once more thanks and best regards
P.S. I have not come across Dr. D. yet, but hope to see him at the
annual meeting of the ... Society next week. I left a note for him
at this Institute to convey your regards.
Dear Mr D.,
Many thanks for your letter. I do appreciate your kind interest
and offer to help. I greatly avail myself of it as you will see
from what follows. I intend to go to O. again this year, sometime
in the summer. Could you possibly advise me about a reasonable hotel?
Is there any difficulty in finding one? I should like to spend one
complete week at O.
Dear Dr J.,
Many thanks for your kind letter of welcome. Let me only ask you
not to trouble to arrange a special programme for me. I shall feel
much more comfortable if I do not disturb your work. I am particularly
interested in the findings or conclusions of research that have
led to ...
I shall try to fit in a visit to some institution, concerned with
... and should be most grateful for any suggestion you might make
in this respect.
I look forward to seeing you and your colleagues.
University of ...
I shall have the pleasure of visiting C. next month. As I am engaged
in the study of ... I should be very grateful if I could fit in
a visit to the laboratory of your College while at C. My stay at
C. will be very short, unfortunately, and my schedule very full.
I shall be free, however, on Monday 14 April (in the afternoon)
and on the following Tuesday (in the morning). Could you possibly
write to me and indicate when I could come without causing any undue
inconvenience to anyone at College?
Thank you in advance for your kind attention
I shall be arriving in L. by air on Thursday 28 August and leaving
in September by rail (not later than 5 September).
I shall be staying at the ... Hotel and the Conference will be held
at ... College.
I hope that it will be possible for me to see you sometime during
my stay. I should probably be free on the evening of Thursday 28
Aug. or in the afternoon of Saturday 30 Aug. I wonder if you could
leave a message for me to pick up on arrival saying which time would
be most convenient for you and giving me instructions as to how
to get in touch with you?
England SE 5 OAS
20th April 19..
I should like to book a single room with shower for the nights of
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 5th, 6th and 7th May 19..
I hope to arrive at about 7 o'clock in the evening and would like
to have a dinner.
Would you please let me know your current prices.
England SE 5 OAS
1st May 19..
Thank you for your letter of 27th April.
Unfortunately, my plans have been changed and I should be glad if
you could alter my booking for a week later, that is, Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, 12th, 13th and 14th May 19..
I apologize for this alteration and hope you still have vacancies
for the later days.
A lady named Jane (no one uses surnames any more!) took the phone
reservation. The hotel would like to know the time of arrival. We
don't have a car, so meeting you at the airport is tricky (apart
from which, I notice it's a work-day). A taxi from the airport costs
USD15-USD17, or there is an airport bus at USD4 a head, which will
leave you near the hotel.
My phone numbers: home (212 area code) 758 6523, office - 567 2269
(area code 401 from outside New York). Let me know, what time you
are coming in. If it's not late at night, count on having dinner
Very much looking forward to seeing you.
I am writing to introduce a friend of mine. His name is Masao Tanaka,
but we call him Max. Max is studying business administration in
the university here, and he plans to be in New York during the Christmas
holidays. Perhaps you can introduce him to some friends of yours
and tell him what to see in New York. He will really appreciate
it, and so will I.
Have a good holiday, and write me when you have time.
This is to inform you that in accordance with your wishes we have
made a hotel reservation for you at the ... Hotel for the night
of 12 September.
Dear Dr F.,
We are pleased to let you know that we have been able to book a
single room in the Student Hostel at the rate of ... per night.
The hostel is within walking distance of the Institute you want
Dr K. suggests that you should call at ... on the afternoon of Friday,
20 July. He will be there to welcome you and show you round the
Institute. We are all anxious to meet you and act as guides in Sofia.
Dear Mr T.,
Having been away from the Institute I have received your letter
with some delay. I am indeed very sorry that you cannot stay longer
in M. since it would be both a privilege and a pleasure to entertain
you here and to convey you by car to places of interest. As it is,
I am not coming back to M. until you have left, which I greatly
In case you have not made your arrangements yet, and would care
to see some people or visit some institutions as I gather from your
letter, I suggest you should approach Dr K., who I am sure will
be delighted to meet you and who may have much in common with you
(being engaged in the research into ...). I have not tried to make
any definite arrangements myself, since I do not know what engagements
you already have in M. and how much you are committed to the Conference.
I trust Dr K. will do his best to be helpful. I have written to
him about your visit to M.
I do hope that you will enjoy your stay in this country.
With my best wishes,
Dear Dr T.,
From a letter I got today from X. I gather that you are likely to
come to these parts sometime soon. If you stop at ... it will be
my privilege to entertain you. Just drop a word or send a wire.
All the best for now.
Professor N., who is with us in M. now, has told me that you are
coming to M. to attend the Conference on ... from 20th-24th May.
We should be happy to have you with us for the weekend following
the Conference (i.e. Saturday and Sunday, 26th-27th May). We shall
ask Professor N. to join us too. He will be delighted to see you
Would you have other plans for the weekend in question, let us know
and we should try and make arrangements that would suit you better.
We hope you will have a very good journey and look forward to seeing
you in M.
P.S. Ring me up please any afternoon. I shall be at home from about
5 p.m. every day.
Mr A. Johnson,
Quadco Factory Ltd.,
West Midlands EG 7 2TH 5th May 19..
Dear Mr Johnson,
I represent the Institute of ... and I would like to talk to you
about ... . I shall be in Birmingham for a week and would like to
see you. Would Wednesday, 12th May, at 11.00 be convenient ?
I shall be at this hotel (...) all week and a message or letter
will reach me here.
The Sales Manager,
Jones and Son,
193 East High Street,
London E 17 9 ST 11th October 19..
I come from the Institute of ... in ... and I will be in London
from next Tuesday to Friday (18th - 21st October). I should like
to call on you to discuss the problem of ... Would 09.30 on Wednesday,
19th October be convenient ?
I shall be in Birmingham, at Altion Hotel, from Wednesday, 12th
October, until Monday (17th), and a message there will reach me.
If the day or the time is not convenient, will you please suggest
I look forward to hearing from you
Dear Mr. K.,
Thank you for your letter.
I shall be very pleased to see you and discuss the problem of ...
I am afraid I cannot manage 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday but I could manage
9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 20th October. I hope this will be convenient
I look forward to meeting you.
I shall be in Hodgeston on Wednesday, 20th June, and should like
to call on you at 2.30 p.m. on that day.
If I do not hear you to the contrary, I shall assume that it will
be convenient for me to call at that time.
Dear Miss H.,
I should be very pleased if you would come to tea with me next Thursday
at 4 o'clock.
Dear Mrs N.,
Thank you ever so much for your kind invitation to tea on Thursday,
5th November. I shall be delighted to come.
Thank you very much for your kind invitation. I shall very much
like to come. I'll be over at about 4 p.m.
Dear Miss H.,
I am so sorry that I have to ask if you can come to tea on Friday
this week instead of tomorrow, as I have just heard that I shall
have to leave for the day. If you can come on Friday, as I hope
you can, this needs no answer.
Many thanks for your kind invitation. I am afraid I shall not be
able to come as there is a lecture at .... C. I shall have to attend.
I very much regret it.
Dear Miss M.,
I was delighted to get that note of yours. It would be lovely, of
course, if you could drive over one afternoon next week, as you
suggest. My friends, the Shorts, who have kindly put me up for a
week, would be very pleased to meet you. I am free any afternoon
next week but would prefer it not to be Thursday. I would be pleased
if you could give a ring when you get this letter. I have tried
to reach you by phone but you were not in and I would hate to disturb
your mother by repeated calls.
I am looking forward to your visit very much. It is good to be in
E. again and see friends such as you.
Dear Mrs Brown,
Richard and I would be very pleased if you and your husband could
join us for dinner on Thursday, January 9th at 7.30 p.m. A friend
of ours, Mr K., will be with us. He is going out to Italy and would
very much like to hear of your experiences there.
Dear Mrs K.,
Thank you very much for your kind invitation to dinner on Thursday,
Jan. 9th. Both my husband and I accept it with great pleasure, and
Jack will bring along some colour photographs which he took in Italy.
We look forward to meeting Mr K.
Dear Mrs. R.,
Thank you so much for your kind invitation to dinner on Thursday,
Jan. 9th. Unfortunately, Jack is away on business in E. and will
not be returning until Saturday and so we are unable to accept.
I am sure he will be sorry as I am to miss the pleasure of dining
with you and meeting Mr K.
We are having a bit of party next Wednesday, the 6th, and I hope
you and Ann are free on that evening and can come and join us, say
about eight o'clock. There will be about a dozen of us-all people
that you know. I do hope you can manage it.
My dear Bill,
Thank you for the invitation to your party on the 6th. Ann and I
will be delighted to come. It seems ages since I saw you and I'm
looking forward to a good old chat with you.
All the best,
My dear Bill,
Thank you for the invitation to your party on the 6th. We'd have
loved to come but I have booked three seats for My Fair Lady for
the 6th. Isn't it bad luck? I was saying to Ann only a day or two
ago what time it was since we saw Angela and you. I'll give you
a ring sometime next week and we must fix up to have dinner together.
Give our kindest regards to Angela.
I wonder if you are free to come and spend the weekend, June 5th
to 7th with us here. It is so long since we saw you and we are dying
to hear about your experiences in Italy. There will be no one here
except Roger and you and me so we can have a real good talk together,
and hear some Chopin on the piano again. I do hope you can come.
Roger can meet the 12.45 from Victoria, which arrives here at 3.20:
that's your best train.
Looking forward very much to seeing you.
Dear Miss L.,
Thank you very much for the wonderful weekend we had the privilege
of spending in your company.
The lovely drive to N., the afternoon spent in your garden, together
with your warm hospitality shall never be forgotten.
Dear Miss F.,
This is to thank you again for the memorable evening we had the
pleasure of spending at your house. We have thoroughly enjoyed it.
35, Manor Road
I'm just writing to let you know our address and to invite you to
our house-warming party next Saturday. I'm sorry about the lack
of warning, but we've been busy moving house and I've had little
time for anything else. In any case we only decided to hold the
party last week when we found out that the cost of moving was not
as high as had reckoned and that we had a little cash to spare.
We moved in here two days ago we've been working non-stop ever since.
This evening we decided to have a few hours rest, so I'm writing
a few invitations to some friends. You can do the trip from Oxford
to Portsmouth in two hours now the motoring is open. Harpole is
rather difficult to find though, because it's a new housing estate
and few people know where it is. Give us a ring when you are in
the area, and I'll give detailed directions to you then.
Barbara and I hope You can make it in spite of the short notice.
All the best,
P.S. We can fix you up with a place to sleep. I imagine you can
put up which a mattress on the floor!
Professor and Mrs Lang
request the pleasure of the company of
Mr and Mrs Priestly
on the occasion of the marriage of their daughter
Mr Jan Solski
at St. Peter's Church, Oxbridge,
on Saturday, 2nd September, at 2.30 p.m.
and to the reception afterwards at the Royal Hotel
___25 The Parks
Dear Professor K.,
I have just heard from Dr L. of the distinction conferred upon you.
Allow me to join your numerous friends in offering you congratulations
and best wishes and to say - what other have said before - that
no one deserves the tribute better than you.
This is to bring you my warmest greetings and congratulations on
your recent promotion. I hope very much that your new duties will
allow you to continue your variable contribution to....science.
We are sending you our warmest congratulations on the awarding of
your...Degree and all good wishes of personal satisfaction.
It gave me much pleasure to hear of your success. Allow me to congratulate
you on behalf of my Institute and myself.
Dear Professor N.,
I have the pleasure in conveying to you on behalf of our Department
and in my own name our warmest congratulations upon the occasion
of the 50th anniversary of your birthday. Your life-long devotion
to science, your personal qualities have set an example to the coming
We are sending you every good wish of personal well-being and further
success in scientific work.
Dear Robert, I am writing to you to send you and all your family
my New Year greetings and best wishes for the coming New Year.
I wish all of you good health, happiness and success in all your
Thank you very much for your Christmas card. I hope you got mine.
I'm afraid I sent it to an old address. It may be delayed. Once
again, my very best wishes for the coming year.
I was very glad to hear of your forthcoming marriage and wish you
and your fiancee much happiness.