Department of Biology
Dear Dr. Davenport,
Having had the good fortune of hearing your talk on the crural index and its significance I have become interested in investigating its relationship to achievement in various types of sports. I am anxious to know whether you intend carrying out this work yourself. I find that my schedule both at Clark and at Harvard will permit me enough time to make the necessary measurements on a large number of individuals. In the event that this project meets with your approval I would greatly appreciate your advice on technique.
Possibly you may remember me as the individual who consulted you several weeks ago on the subject of homogamy. A preliminary report of my most recent work on this subject will soon appear in Science. In a more detailed account which will follow I hope to include the results obtained from certain attacks which you suggested. In a recent study by Schiller (J. Soci. Psych. III 3, 297) I find confirmation of your views on mate selection, namely that there is a positive correlation for physical characteristics but that "in temperamental and emotional traits a chance mating is indicated by the absence of correlation in the tests used."
With all personal regards please believe me