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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Martin J. Griffin to Joshua Lederberg pdf (76,511 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Martin J. Griffin to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (76,511 Bytes)
Date:
1961-08-11 (August 11, 1961)
Creator:
Griffin, Martin J.
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Martin J. Griffin.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 19
Folder Number: 23
Unique Identifier:
BBAIXA
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: Griffin, Martin J.
Transcript:
Aug. 11, 1961
Dear Professor Lederberg:
I have been interested in your research; this has been strenghtened [sic] appreciably over the past several weeks as I read more of your papers.
My academic training has been mainly in classical chemistry and intensively in organic chemistry. Besides the courses you will see listed in the transcripts being sent to you, I have also audited such courses as alkaloid chemistry, physical organic chemistry and theories of modern valence. My ability to think in mechanistic terms was mainly formed, however, in seminars, group discussions and research.
I am looking forward to these activities with much anticipation: discussions of problems by interested people coupled with significant research. I know I would be
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able to expect these with your group.
As I indicated in my letter to Prof. Kornberg, my background in biochemistry and certain allied disciplines may be weak, but I am presently working to alleviate this defecit [sic] by studying Baldwin's and Fruton's texts.
I have written Professor Elwood V. Jensen and Herbert I. Jacobson asking that they send along letters of recommendation.
Thank you for your interest.
Yours truly
Martin Griffin
1304 Delaware Ave
Wilmington Del.
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2011-08-11
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