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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Richard W. Lyman Annotation pdf (93,907 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Richard W. Lyman
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (93,907 Bytes)
Date:
1978-10-04 (October 4, 1978)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Lyman, Richard W.
Stanford University. Office of the President
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 34
Folder Number: 172
Unique Identifier:
BBARBL
Accession Number:
81
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Lyman, Richard W.
Transcript:
Dick Lyman
President
S.U.
10/4/78
Oct. 16 '78 -- Josh's Installation
Dear Dick
It is just come to my attention that your name may have been overlooked in the first mailing of invitations. I was chagrinned to learn this, and hope it has been rectified. Perhaps I can also understand how it happened: namely that I had tried to deflate unrealistic images that this was in any way a major or national event -- that in my own view it did have some metropolitan or regional interest, but we should not be pretentious in going further. But I did not mean to exclude my friends -- at least from receiving so[ . . . ] of the occasion!!
ctd.
cc: chron file
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[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
I am still concerned that an invitation to a ceremonial occasion, important as it is to me, will be a burden to my closest friends; and that I will [ . . . ] accentuate that burden by this personal discourse. But if there is any way that it could be convenient for you and Jing (or either of you) to share this with us -- on October 16 -- it would be deeply gratifying to both of us.
We do recall the rite of separation at the faculty club last summer with great affection.
Yours,
Joshua.
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: invitation to my installation forthcoming Oct. 16; candid comments
on ceremonial; not be a burden on my friends, especially at distance;
recalling rite of (my) separation from Stanford last Spring;  Lyman
was of course my
president at Stanford University over many years, then also
eventually moved to NYC for Rockefeller Foundation;



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