I am pleased that you are favorably inclined toward participation in the program connected with the dedication of the new
Avery Memorial Gate. I believe that I can assure you that no manuscript will be required and that a brief contribution will
be appropriate. Dobzhansky has agreed to participate on a similar basis - i.e., a brief, informal discussion.
I remember very well your chapter in Doerr and Hallauer, and in fact it was referred to in the 1944 paper. It seems strange
now in the context of our present knowledge that Rivers could have resisted the idea of a possible relationship between the
phenomenon of transformation and the behavior of viruses.