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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Frank Fenner to Joshua Lederberg pdf (59,920 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Frank Fenner to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (59,920 Bytes)
Date:
1962-06-02 (June 2, 1962)
Creator:
Fenner, Frank
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Frank Fenner.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 18
Folder Number: 51
Unique Identifier:
BBAISJ
Accession Number:
13
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1961-1978
Folder: Fenner, Frank
Transcript:
Churchill College
Cambridge
2 June '62
Dear Josh,
Work on the genetics of vaccinia virus has taken an interesting turn during my absence, and Mary McClain has got something that looks like a "defective" -- it doesn't produce infection virus but recombines with high efficiency. Vaccinia looks the best animal virus for genetic/chemical study, at the moment, and I am anxious to exploit the situation. Unfortunately Bill [ . . . ] has taken a position with Eagle, so that I have no biochemist now.
At a recent meeting in London Trantner[?] from Cologne mentioned to me a D (2). Inman, from Adelaide; - -a physical chemist working with Kornberg at the moment. I would like to recruit someone who is basically a physical chemist, interested in DNA, to look at the biochemical side of vaccinia multiplication and genetics; I am writing to you to ask you whether you could discuss this possibility with Inman, and let me know what sort of a man he is; if he is attracted to as "biological" a field as animal virology. If he is interested I will come out to Stanford as I travel home in September -- I expect to leave USA at San Francisco on October 1.
Hope that this isn't an imposition, but it would help us a lot
Best wishes to Esther and yourself
Frank Fenner.
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