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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Karl Paul Link to Joshua Lederberg pdf (161,217 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Karl Paul Link to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (161,217 Bytes)
Date:
1959-01-14 (January 14, 1959)
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:
BBAKPH
Accession Number:
18
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Link, Karl Paul
Transcript:
1 -- 14. 1959 at 600 AM
Dear Joshua: I cant [sic] send you any special postcards, coins -- and/or remarks showing my appreciation. You wouldnt [sic] be interested in a sputum sample to identify the organism -- be it the authentic Koch bacillus -- the timothy bacillus -- or another. But you might answer a question -- envelope is enclosed. In the Wisconsin State Journal 1-10-59 an article by William C Robbins dealing with the U-Budget quotes C.A. Elvehjem as follows "The university's only Nobel prize-winner Joshua Lederberg, 1958 winner in the field of medicine, was lost to Stanford University partly for salary reasons Elvehjem said." The emphasis is mine. I would appreciate a line or two from you for the sake of the truth -- whether this is so.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
I did not get that impression talking to Bob Irwin whom I consider to be an honest man -- that Stanfords [sic] salary cut much or any ice.
From now on -- in addressing you -- do I have to make it "Dr Joshua Lederberg -- Nobel Prize Winner" -- or "Nobel Prize winning Dr Jo Lederberg" -- or some variation of this? I have just finished reading the book by F.J. Krieger Behind the SPUTNIK's which was compiled by Krieger under a grant by The Rand Corporation.
[END PAGE TWO]
[BEGIN PAGE THREE]
What a mess of Bull-SHIT the U.S. public is being fed these days on our Astronautics programme.
Finally it will (possibly) interest you to know that I exspect [sic] to father a daughter after I get out from under Lakeview -- to be named "Mechta" The mother of my 3 boys is 51 now. When I told our boy Tom (aged 18) about my plan -- he said "Dad your [sic] a Dreamer." So long!!
If you dont [sic] feel like giving me a sentence on the ? I will understand. My diary has many unanswered questions.
As usual
K.P.L.
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