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Letter from Joshua Lederberg to McGeorge Bundy pdf (79,815 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to McGeorge Bundy
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1957-03-20 (March 20, 1957)
Lederberg, Joshua
Bundy, McGeorge
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Folder Number: 12
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Research
SubSeries: Genetics
SubSubSeries: University of Wisconsin
SubSubSubSeries: Correspondence
Folder: Harvard University, 1957-1958
The Burn
Edzell, Angers
March 20, 1957.
Dean McGeorge Bundy
Harvard University
Dear Dr. Bundy:
Thank you for your very cordial letter of the 15th which has just been forwarded. I can assure you that I am giving the possibility of going to Harvard the most careful consideration. Your letter is of very great importance in authenticating the proposals to be discussed, and I have no further concern in that direction. I did know that there had been some discussion at Harvard, a few years ago, about the possibility of a tender, and at this juncture I was anxious to assure that there would be no repetition of that indecision. Professor Wald, and your letter, are good assurances that circumstances now are quite different.
Unfortunately, I do not think it will be possible to rearrange my trip in early April to include a visit to Cambridge before I proceed to Berkeley. However, I hope to have an opportunity to meet with Kenneth Thimann, and we can discuss the occasion of a later visit then. I have already scheduled some lectures at Berkeley and it would be an embarrassment to both sides to postpone them.
Then, unless I hear otherwise, I will count on seeing Prof. Thimann in N.Y. as I proposed to him earlier.
"The Burn" is a manorial estate in N.E. Scotland, and quite a wonderful place for a research conference on "genetic recombination" as is now in progress.
Yours sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg
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