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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Boris Ephrussi pdf (63,058 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Boris Ephrussi
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (63,058 Bytes)
Date:
1968-04-02 (April 2, 1968)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Ephrussi, Boris
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 18
Folder Number: 12
Unique Identifier:
BBAJRL
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: Ephrussi, Boris
Transcript:
April 2, 1968.
Dear Boris -
Herschel called me yesterday with the terrible news. I had been wondering about Harriett, for Francois Jacob had told me you could not come to Columbia last October because of some obscure illness, but I had had no word since then.
How bereft you must feel! How impossible for me to offer any consolation: only my sympathy, the sharing of feeling, respect and affection. I am so sorry.
What a time to send you my own news, which nothing else could have dampened. I am marrying by the time you receive this letter. Her name is Marguerite Odette Stein, married as Kirsch. She was born French, her father killed in the FF1 just before the end of the war; she came to the U.S. in 1946 as a girl of 10. Now she is a pediatrician: has a 3+ year old son. You will learn more for yourself when next we meet.
You wrote me some wise and profoundly friendly words a year or so ago. I haven't forgotten.
Don't lose heart, Boris. More people than you can know share your grief, not only for what Harriett meant for them, but for what you do too.
Always, your friend
Joshua.
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