As Stanley prepared to write an article chronicling the work of Thomas Francis, which also included a significant overview
of Avery's work on the "Transforming Principle," he sent this request to McCarty to request a copy of a letter
of Avery to his brother Roy.
Item is a photocopy.
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1969-11-14 (November 14, 1969)
Stanley, Wendell M.
Reproduced with permission of Wendell M. Stanley Jr.
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Letter from Maclyn McCarty to Wendell M. Stanley (November 21, 1969)
Letter from Wendell M. Stanley to Maclyn McCarty (November 26, 1969)
Letter from Wendell M. Stanley to Maclyn McCarty (December 23, 1969)
Letter from Maclyn McCarty to Wendell M. Stanley (January 2, 1970)
Letter from Wendell M. Stanley to Maclyn McCarty (January 29, 1970)
Letter from Maclyn McCarty to Wendell M. Stanley (February 4, 1970)
At the time of the dedication of the Avery Memorial Gate in 1965, I think I acquired a copy of a letter from Doctor Avery
to his brother in which he expressed some of his own ideas concerning the significance* of the work on the transforming principle.
I am not sure whether this came from you or Colin or Doctor Avery's brother, but in any case I suspect that you yourself
also have a copy of this letter. I am writing at this time to see if this assumption is correct and if so whether or not
you would be good enough to send me a Xerox copy of the letter. Should you not have a copy of the letter could you direct
me to someone whom you know to have a copy since I do not seem to be able to find the copy which I thought I acquired in 1965.
With all good wishes and trusting that you will be able to make an early response, I am
W. M. Stanley
[HANDWRITTEN NOTE:] * Did you or Colin ever write up something about this work -- I mean in general terms, historically speaking?
If so may I have a copy -- or borrow a copy for a week? Or the literature citation?