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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from A. D. Hershey to Joshua Lederberg pdf (123,728 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from A. D. Hershey to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (123,728 Bytes)
Date:
1958
Creator:
Hershey, A. D.
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 18
Unique Identifier:
BBAJJH
Accession Number:
13
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Hershey, A. D.
Transcript:
1958
Dear Joshua,
I trust you and Esther have recuperated from your travels.
Last week, somewhat belatedly, I inquired about my future prospects here, salary being only one issue. I should have an answer soon. My point is that it would be distasteful for me and a waster of time for you to start bargaining until I can make up my mind whether I can bear the thought of moving. I shall have to do this very shortly, of course.
Wisconsin seems very attractive, as it did from the first. Graduate students are not an important issue -- I am sure I would do my best for them and probably enjoy it. Actually my responsibilities to most of the young people I have here present the same problems.
To turn to more interesting problems, I have been doing genetic experiments again lately, which is a welcome change. From a study of the effect of UV on recombination I think I have evidence for copy choice replication and against zygote formation
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[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
in T2 -- disposing of the Visconti-Delbruch [sic] theory. All kinds of negative interference would thus have to be attributed to the heterozygotes, whose origin remains a great mystery. I believe my evidence for this is quite good and hope my enthusiasm is justified, especially since in all my early genetic experiments I never came to grips with basic issues.
All this grew out of attempts -- more or less successful -- to demonstrate replication and genetic recombination in the presence of delaram[?] phenisol[?].
Best wishes for a bright new year!
Al.
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