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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Letter from Alain Bussard to Joshua Lederberg pdf (202,005 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alain Bussard to Joshua Lederberg
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1954-03-10 (March 10, 1954)
Bussard, Alain
Lederberg, Joshua
Reproduced with permission of Alain Bussard.
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 108
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Bussard, Alain
10 March 54
Dear Josh,
I have a little sum reimbursed by the Coleman Inst. Society to pay a repair which had to be done on one of their instruments in my lab. It would help me if you could check this sum on your account (the check has been endorsed by the Pasteur Institute) and pay for me my dues for 1954 at the American Association of Immunologists, as I am late to do that (I probably received the first notice as I was in bed and lost it). You will find the address of the Association enclosed in this letter. For the rest of the sum keep it for our latest exchange of books (I probably owe you quite a lot of money, now). Thank you in advance for all this.
This work is going now better, as I am back i my lab. I have been appointed a member of the Staff of the Pasteur Institute recently and, though it does not change my job it is a moral satisfaction and brings a raise in my salary. I still have to improve my space situation (we have two people in a small room and I do not know well how to work with somebody in my lab) and technician help. But as long as the work is beginning to start[?] the rest will come "de Surcroit" (I hope). I am now trying to fractionate my cobra venom on a large scale with a one or two step procedure (electrophoresis on starch) as I think I must concentrate finger[?] on the
isolation of the [ . . . ] principle (or principles) before going back to the [ . . . ] reaction (as it is better to work on this reaction to prepare as [ . . .] the memabroscin[?]) The whole problem is fascinating from the standpoint of memabroscin as well as in immunological implications.
Spring is not coming fast and the temperature is rising to 13 degrees C. When will you come to smell the odour of Paris after a Spring rain?
Give my love to Esther
Yours as ever
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