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Title:
Letter from Alba Cavalli-Sforza to Esther Lederberg pdf (134,460 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alba Cavalli-Sforza to Esther Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
4 (134,460 Bytes)
Date:
1957-03-17 (March 17, 1957)
Creator:
Cavalli-Sforza, Alba
Recipient:
Lederberg, Esther
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Luca Cavalli-Sforza.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 128
Unique Identifier:
BBAIBG
Accession Number:
12
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Cavalli-Sforza, Luca
Transcript:
March the 17th 1957
Dear Esther,
I very much regret not to be able to follow Luca to England this time also because I so miss the only opportunity I had to see you and Josh again as I understand you would not come to Italy. It is a great pity, I was so much looking forward to meet you both, but I hope that will happen at least next year at the Genetics Congress in Canada.
It is some time I received the lovely [ . . . ] sweater, which is just what I wished and fits me
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very well. Thank you very much for your kind thought, I hope that when you will come to Italy you also will find something Italian you like, which I could send you over to the States. For the moment, knowing you are travelling by plain[sic] and you do not want to carry round bulky or heavy things I send you just a little purse, with italian[sic] coins in it so that in the meanwhile, you can become familiar with them. I am completely tied up with the children and especially with Videlia, whom I
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still feed completely. She is growing so nicely that I could not possible break the feeding just because, egoistically, I wanted to come to England. Luca will tell you everything about the family and the baby, who, being a girl was extremely well welcomed, as you can imagine, by everybody; as for me, I am so much attached to her that also later will be very painful for me to get separated from.
Do enjoy your journey and scientific meetings as much as
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you can and try, sometime, to think of me, left lonely at home and feeling very low To you and Josh lots of love.
from Alba.
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