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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Karl Paul Link to Joshua Lederberg pdf (157,595 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Karl Paul Link to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
While admiring these happy faces I wondered if the intuition of Esther played a role in reaching a decision?
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (157,595 Bytes)
Date:
1958-08-19 (August 19, 1958)
Creator:
Link, Karl Paul
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Paul K. Link.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 54
Unique Identifier:
BBAKPB
Accession Number:
18
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Link, Karl Paul
Transcript:
VIII / 19 - - 1958 at 10.50 P.M.
Dear Joshua:
Recently a local artist came to see me to ask if she could paint my portrait. I told her that my perception on paintings was -10 [check mark] and that I would have to turn her over to Mrs. Link for an opinion. If Mrs. Link thinks I could survive the 4-6 sessions . . . I might consider. So tomorrow she
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is to take a look at the portraits of famous Madisonians that this lady has made.
I think the modern lenses can do a great job -- and I have little interest in what some artist thinks I look like. The lens does not fabricate.
Tonight I had the chance to show our 5 year old Paul Karl Konrad Sputnik IIIs rocket. First at 8.41 PM- then again at 10.42 PM.
The little fellow said "it look just like the blinking lights of an air-plane high up in the sky-" . . . But it has no engine -- thats [sic] something."
Only from the mouths of Babes and Fools comes the truth . . . "And our grape-fruits are too small to be seen"
Cordially yours with best wishes and all good cheer
Karl Paul Link
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