# Reference sought for Conways observation on stable matchings.

Looking for a reference on the observation that the set of stable matchings form a distributive lattice. This is attributed to Conway by Knuth in "Marriages Stables" but I would like an explicit reference if possible, likely a text book. An undergrad student needs it for his bibliography in a term paper.

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I have three papers on stable matchings before me. All of them refer to Knuth, adding "attributed to Conway" but not giving a citation. Maybe Conway never cared to write up his result? –  darij grinberg Jul 8 '11 at 21:44
also, I think Knuth is extra meticulous in chasing down bibliographic references---so chances are slim that you will get a more exact citation. –  Suvrit Jul 8 '11 at 23:03