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Letter from Marshall H. Peck, Jr. to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (68,698 Bytes) trs (2,212 Bytes)
Letter from Marshall H. Peck, Jr. to Joshua Lederberg
Transcript provided by Joshua Lederberg.
NOTE: Dr. Lederberg's reply (dated 2/14) is handwritten at the bottom of the letter.
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1969-01-29 (January 29, 1969)
Peck, Marshall H. Jr
Rockefeller Foundation
Lederberg, Joshua
Reproduced with permission of Marshall H. Peck III.
Lederberg Grouping: SAM Science and Man Series
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/j/X/peck.690129 (2,212 Bytes)
Box Number: 106
Folder Number: 56
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S134: "Food Needs Require Us to Apply Basic Biology" (25 January 1969)
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  N.B. transcript;

Transcription includes [marginal notes in JL hand]
Tue Oct 17 15:11:56 EDT 2000
BBGDXC  -- refers to SAM-134
download as /j/X/peck.690129

                The Rockefeller Foundation
        111 West 50th Street, New York, N.Y. l0020

                                 Cable: ROCKFOUND, New York
                                 Telephone: COLUMBUS 5-8100

                                 January 29, 1969

Dear Mr. Lederberg:

          I have followed your column with interest, but
this letter is particularly prompted by your January 25th
report on genetic engineering.  Earlier this month, a
small gathering was assembled here to discuss broad crosses,
along the lines of the triticale development.  The enclosed
material gives a brief description of this meeting, and
might be of general interest to you.*
                                   [Is more detailed transcript

          Also enclosed are two other recent releases: one
of them contains remarks by Dr. J. George Harrar, the Foundation
President, on the problem of world food sufficiency as measured
against the increasing population; the other reports on the
Foundation's move to support new approaches and scientific
research toward a new birth control method, particularly
in view of the need in developing nations, with a $2 million
grant to the University of North Carolina.

          Please get in touch with me if I can help you 


                                     Marshall H. Peck, Jr.

February 14 1969

addressed to:			forwarded to:

Mr. Joshua Lederberg       Prof. Joshua Lederberg
Washington Post            Department of Genetics
1515 L Street, N.W.        School of Medicine
Washington, D.C. 20005     Stanford University
                           Stanford, California  94305

[ *  Yes. Thank you.  But I have to        Are you encouraging more
   classify this as an application       adventurous research -- see
   of antique science, which is not      what I mark on the attached.
   to demean its present importance.]


                                             Joshua Lederberg

jl 10/17/00