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Letter from Luca Cavalli-Sforza to Joshua Lederberg pdf (97,833 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Luca Cavalli-Sforza to Joshua Lederberg
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1954-12-18 (December 18, 1954)
Cavalli-Sforza, Luca
Lederberg, Joshua
Reproduced with permission of Luca Cavalli-Sforza.
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 128
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Cavalli-Sforza, Luca
Dec 18, 1954
Dear Joshua,
I am sorry I have not yet found time for writing you or Esther, if nothing else to thank you for your very kind hospitality in the last three months. We have enjoyed our stay greatly, and I am very pleased I have eventually had an opportunity of knowing you personally. I wish to express you my admiration, and tell you how much I appreciate your person and work, more so now that I have had a chance of direct experience. I hope we can go on keeping as close, or closer a contact than before.
Our journey is being very pleasant. California is wonderful, and we have had such a nice reception everywhere--ever here, according to your predictions. The only trouble was that my "stiffneck" turned out to be, according to a San Francisco doctor a "pneumonia", and got worse than so that I was forced to stay a day at home. Still now I not [ . . . ]. I wait until I shall be in Europe or in New York, to see what is wrong with it.
Thank you very much for all of your banking work for me. We shall leave tomorrow for a short trip in the surroundings. Adrianne has left for Italy when he will spend Xmas and we are travelling [sic] with his car. We have visited, though hurriedly, almost all we wanted: Berkeley and Stanford, where Tatum was very kind,. Monterey has Angela and La Jolla, and we shall leave for Chicago just after Xmas, arriving therefore on the morning of the 29th (8.15 am), subject to information, then leaving again for Washington on the afternoon of the same day. We wanted to send a few Vivaldi rewards to Esther for Xmas but we have not found them, so one shall have to send them as a delayed X-mas present from New York. As to your question: 2658 A is independent[?] from 2658 B, and has a different pattern of Gal-Sin behaviour A being more clearly [ . . . ] then B. 2658 B has been obtained after the 4th enrichment and should therefore be comparable with the resistant mutant obtained by [ . . . ], of which it is fairly close relative. Hoping to see you before we leave, and all best for Christmas from Alba and myself to you and Esther
Yours Luca.
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