Notes to my Collaborators
* Our address during the rest of the summer and part of the fall is:
Jan Sammer will be with us.
In this all year round retreat I hope to progress on several manuscripts.
* I cooperate with Ralph Juergens on two manuscripts:
Ralph spent 15 days in Princeton (May 21 - June 5)
* With Lynn Rose I cooperate in preparing a historically true and complete account of the Symposium Velikovskys Challenge to Science: this will also be the title of our book. The Symposium was a confrontation between myself and the panel (Prof. D. Mulholland, celestial mechanics, C. Sagan, planetary science, P. Huber, Babylonian astronomy, etc.) selected by the astronomical section of the AAAS for the morning and evening sessions of February. 25, 1974. The account will elucidate also the prolonged negotiations that led to my exclusion from the Proceedings as prepared by the organizers (O. Gingerich, D. Goldsmith, and I. King) for publication by the Cornell University Press. This Cornell volume, after several delays is scheduled for the fall, entitled Scientists Confront Velikovsky.
* Several weeks ago the galley proofs of Raises II and His Time with many corrections and additions that may require resetting of several chapters were returned to Doubleday. At present Jan prepared 32 photographs for illustrations, I still have to write a number of pages before W. Bradbury, my editor at Doubleday, sends the proofs to the printer it is a matter of days only. The publication is scheduled for February, 1978,
* I had a visit of William Armstrong, editor-in-chief of Sidgwick & Jackson, my London publisher of Peoples of the Sea. More than - half of the British edition was distributed through Book Club Associates. Sidgwick & Jackson, like Doubleday, plans the publication of Ramses II for February, and advertized it in its catalogue for early 1978.
* The University of Glasgow plans a convention on my work to take place on April 6-7. I wrote to Euan Mackie in answer to his letter that I intend to come, and with me several scholars. I have already extended invitation to David Lorton and Robert Bass.
* In March at the University of Leeds a session with a number of papers presented on my historical reconstruction took place.
* Christoph Marx (Rebgasse 16, 4102 Binningen, Switzerland) engaged
Prof. E. Hornung, Egyptologist at the University of Basel, in a challenging
discussion. Hornungs present course is on Ramses II and
His Time (the same as the title of my forthcoming book). Marx
printed a Denkschrift and it was distributed to all 54 participants
of Hornungs course. Hornung then expressed his willingness to
* An Index of 278 pages, covering Worlds in collision. Ages in Chaos
Earth in Upheaval, Oedipus and Akhnaton, also papers that I printed
in Pensée, Harpers, and my Theses of 1945, was prepared
by Mrs. Alice Miller of San Francisco.
* Eva Danelius review of Peoples of the Sea was prominently
printed in the Jerusalem Post on Independence Day (April 30)
* I had the visit of Bronson Feldman, who works on a new Haggada that will incorporate views found in Worlds in Collision, Ages in Chaos, and Earth in Upheaval. I promised to assist him in his intent to prepare the Haggada already for reading at next springs Seder.
* Before these notes will be mailed out we expect the arrival of our granddaughter Rivka Kogan from Israel for a visit of several weeks. She is a student at Mikhlala in Jerusalem. Completing her studies at Beth Sefer Real School in Haifa, she wrote as her graduation essay a review of the first four chapters of Ages in Chaos, that resulted in a Strong disagreement between the faculty of the school and its director on one side (praising her), and the Ministry of Education (rejecting her paper) on the other side. At that time the Ministry was under Yiga Allon.