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Title:
Letter from Max Delbruck to Tracy M. Sonneborn Annotation pdf (159,394 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Max Delbruck to Tracy M. Sonneborn
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (159,394 Bytes)
Date:
1944-02-29 (February 29, 1944)
Creator:
Delbruck, Max
Recipient:
Sonneborn, Tracy M.
Source:
Original Repository: Indiana University. Lilly Library. T.M. Sonneborn Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Tobias Delbruck.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence A
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 59
Unique Identifier:
BBAGGZ
Accession Number:
8
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1925-1947
Folder: Sonneborn, Tracy M. (Lilly Library)
Transcript:
Nashville, February 29, 1944
Dear Dr. Soneborn,
Sometime long ago I asked Dr. Luria to find out whether there might be a chance that you would accept an invitation from our Science Club at Vanderbilt to give us a talk on your recent work. I believe Luria fell ill before he had a chance to ask you, so I am taking the direct route. To tell the truth, which Luria can corroborate, the Vanderbilt Science Club is not a very exciting audience, but a trip to Nashville in the spring can be very pleasant, and I for one would be looking forward to a visit of yours with the keenest anticipation. Particularly since I read your recent paper (of which I had previously heard through the grapevine), did I feel that I would like to discuss several virus problems with you.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
Our meetings are ordinarily on Thursdays, and supposedly bi-weekly, but of late they have been so irregular that they might as well be any day that suits you. I understand that your semester ends early in May, while ours runs till June, so it might be that May would be most suitable for you. We have a fund to take care of travelling expenses of invited speakers.
With best regards
Sincerely yours
M. Delbruck
P.S. I would greatly appreciate receiving reprints of your papers I presume that you have mine, through Luria.
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: Vanderbilt Univ.; Nashville;

invitation on Luria behalf to visit for a seminar; pejorative
about "Science Club at Vanderbilt"

requests reprints --(only now). -- 2/29/44


jl 10/3/98