Del diario de Leo Baekeland. Volume 17, 1915
This diary, held by Archives Center at the National Museum of American History, details Leo H. Baekeland's daily activities. He writes often of his visits and discussions, as well as the subjects of correspondence he has written and received. Furthermore, Baekeland's diary sheds light on the use and distance of travel by automobile in the early twentieth century. In the notes, Baekeland explains increasing time spent in the laboratory in 1915. Learn more about Baekeland's work and life from the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History:
"I noticed among the guests of hotel Sir William van Horne of Canada who is a man of about 68-72 years with a gray beard and limps and walks with a stick. Two women with him of about 35 years old. I am told one is his mistress".