This is a small but detailed collection of business and professional correspondence dealing with Percy Lavon Julian's project to cultivate and harvest Dioscorea in Guatemala for medicinal uses. Only a small selection of materials have been digitized.
Percy Julian (1899-1975) writes to his student, Ray Fields Dawson (1911-2012) to express his pleasure at Dawson's excellent performance in organic chemistry. He notes upcoming student publications and hopes that next…
- After 1964 – before 1975
A letter of recommendation written by Ray Fields Dawson (1911-2012) on behalf of Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975). Dawson is recommending that Julian receive an honorary degree from DePauw University due to his work…
Portrait of Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975), African American research chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.
Percy Lavon Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 11, 1899…