I was absolutely delighted to get your telegram - and do please make an opportunity to thank Dr. Kornberg too. If you have
time, please dictate a short letter or memorandum entitled Hints for the Behavior of Nobel Prizemen -- with reference of course
to the ceremonies in Stockholm.
I may say that this award is a tremendous moral boost to me -- the work on transplantation antigens is agonizingly slow and
frustrating, and at times I have felt that the water would close finally over my head. So I'm utterly delighted -- with
only the omissions of Ray Owen's and Billingham-and-Breats[?] names to make one regret the peremptory and arbitrary nature
of these awards.
I am dreading the moment when I shall have finished writing letters to my friends -- and start on the others (so far 5.5 x
10 [squared] letters). If this letter is a bit incoherent, it's because I'm still somewhat dazed.