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The evidence regarding Byron Darling does not rest alone with Vassiliev's notes on the Gorsky memo. As was noted earlier, deciphered WWII KGB cables identify someone with the cover name Huron as a Soviet spy. To be precise, these are cables: Venona 912 KGB New York to Moscow, 27 June 1944; Venona 1403 KGB New York to Moscow, 5 October 1944; Venona 1429 KGB New York to Moscow, 9 October 1944; Venona 164 Moscow to New York, 20 February 1945 and Venona 259 Moscow to New York 21 March 1945. The deciphered Venona cables show that Huron was involved in technical/scientific espionage and likely a scientist. In Venona 259 Moscow to New York 21 March 1945 the Moscow KGB headquarters orders that Huron be directed to go to Chicago to reestablish contact with two senior physicists in the Manhattan Project. This suggests that Huron was a scientist of a sort that would make his contact with these physicists ordinary rather than something unusual which might have attracted American security concern or caused his targets to become suspicious of why he was approaching them. But, beyond identifying Huron as a spy, likely a physicist, and able to get to Chicago in 1945, the deciphered cables provide few indications of Huron's identify. Nothing about where he worked or what firm or institution he worked for or other personal information. Among historians of espionage Huron is of interest, of course, due to his connection with atomic espionage. Nigel West in his recent book _Mortal Crimes: The Greatest Theft in History: Soviet Penetration of the Manhattan Project_ speculates that Huron might be the senior scientist Ernest Lawrence but finally leaves the matter as unresolved. The Gorsky memo resolves the matter by identifying Huron as the physicist Byron T. Darling, whose specialties included sub-atomic physics, thus the appropriateness of his approaching two Manhattan Project physicists who worked in the same area. He was also working in Detroit in 1945, making a trip to Chicago an easy one. Additionally, evidence of his having links to the CPUSA prompted his being called to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1953. On other points, historians would render themselves mute on many matters if we forbid ourselves from identifying someone as a traitor, spy, murderer, and so on unless they were convicted in a court of law. This is particularly true because historians are dealing with history and most of the subjects of our inquiry are dead. There are in history a great many traitors, spies, and murderers, including mass murders, who were never convicted in a court of law or even brought before a court of law. If historians could not speak critically of the dead we would be reduced to cheer-leading for the past. 'Not speaking ill of the dead' is not advice that historians should follow. John Earl Haynes