Two letters by Abbott (one to Dave Epel) and a report from a trip on the research vessel Proteus in the Gulf of California.
Donald Putnam Abbott, one of Stanford's great teachers, died in Honolulu on January 18, 1986. He had been treated for cancer
for several years. He was a native of Chicago (where his father was a physician and professor of medicine in the University
of Chicago who died very young). After Don graduated from University High School, he headed west to Hawaii where he worked
for a year or two, then attended the University of Hawaii from which he graduated in 1941. Pearl Harbor exploded, and he enlisted
in the Army, serving in the Chemical Warfare Service through the war.
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