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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Kenneth A. Bisset to Joshua Lederberg pdf (157,424 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Kenneth A. Bisset to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (157,424 Bytes)
Date:
1951-06-21 (June 21, 1951)
Creator:
Bisset, Kenneth A.
University of Birmingham (England)
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the University of Birmingham (England).
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence B
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 131
Unique Identifier:
BBACLH
Accession Number:
5
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1947-1953
Folder: Bisset, Kenneth A.
Transcript:
21st June 1951
Dear Josh,
May I take the opportunity of saying how much I appreciated meeting you--especially as I got the impression that our work continues to converge, without so far (Touch Wood) having any inexplicable incompatibilities.
I asked Miss Lively for some prints of your cytological pictures of coli diploids, because it is always very useful
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to have these things around for direct comparison. Mental images become confused quite readily. I hope you will encourage her to send them.
Are you agreeable to my quoting these observations as suggesting that since haploid and diploid coliforms look like [DIAGRAM] and [DIAGRAM] respectively, that the cytologically diploid nucleus which looks like [DIAGRAM] or [DIAGRAM] is probably [DIAGRAM] also? I don't possibly wish to commit you to agreeing, of course, unless you do so, but I'd like to be able to make the comparison next time I'm called on to do a general account. If I ever am.
This point, by the way, strikes me as very anti-spindle, even if I didn't
(or tetraploid)
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already know where D--L--R started on his journey up the proverbial gum-tree.
Will you send me your review of Kraysis' effusion, and I'll send you mine. The comparison might be amusing.
I enclose a print of my diagram, with suggested interpretations, in case you would like to have it for reference.
Give my best wishes to your very charming wife, and tell her that I hope she will soon persuade you to come to England and meet my own, equally charming wife. We will be pleased to see you at any time, and so, I know, will Mother.
Yours very sincerely,
Kenneth Bisset
P.S. My regards to Miss Lively also.
P.P.S. Anxiously awaiting prints of photographs.
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