Letter from A. R. Gopal-Ayengar to Joshua and Esther Lederberg
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1958-02-04 (February 4, 1958)
Gopal-Ayengar, A. R.
Courtesy of Joshua Lederberg.
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I have been intending to write you for several weeks, but what with one thing or another have put off the effort. Anyway
now that I am here for the meetings of the U.N. Scientific Committee on Atomic Radiation I am trying to redeem myself by
writing to my friends in between temporary lulls in the meetings.
I must apologise to you for not having mailed the [ . . . ] you bought in Bombay. However I have brought the parcels with
me and they are in my safe custody here. I am not sure if I will be able to come over to Madison -- (this irksome foreign
exchange situation you know) -- but if you are likely to be in New York in the near future I shall gladly
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hand over this stuff to you. Alternatively I could send it by post. Please let me know how you wish me to dispatch the goods.
The meetings of this U.N. Scientific Committee are expected to last until the end of the month. After that I am trying to
extend my stay in the country for another two weeks or so -- I have had one or two invitations in the west coast -- but haven't
quite decided about final arrangements. Anyway I shall let you know after these are finalized.
I am sorry to be so boring and abrupt -- but there is a call for the resumption of the meeting and I must go. Will write
again after I hear from you
With best regards,
P S I have just learnt that Dr. Crow from Madison will be coming as U.S. Consultant for the discussion on the Genetics Chapter
of U.N. Scientific Committee report. If so, I could send your Bombay purchase with him. Will you please find out from him
and let me know [ . . . ]! In great hurry.