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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Robley Williams Annotation pdf (41,073 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Robley Williams
Description:
In this memo to Williams, Lederberg inquired as to the availability of files on unsuccessful applicants to the Telluride Foundation in 1940-1941.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (41,073 Bytes)
Date:
1972-11-06 (November 6, 1972)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Williams, Robley
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Archives
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Box Number: 5
Folder Number: 2
Unique Identifier:
CCAAKQ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Commentary on Avery and His Work, 1944-2005
SubSeries: Inquiries on Avery
Folder: Lederberg Inquiries, 1962, 1972-1978
Transcript:
Nov 6 1972
Telluride files
Dear Robley:
As an elaboration on the attached, I am trying to collect material (ideas and documentation) for an autobiographical memoir. As you may imagine, historiographically reliable material is hard to come by.
Do you think the Telluride Foundation would have kept files on unsuccessful applicants of 31 years ago (1940-41)? It seems improbable, but if so it might be possible to retrieve some self-statements about career intentions, etc., that would be quite useful now.
Anything you could dig up along this line would be very much appreciated,
Sincerely,
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-22
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  As noted, I had been turned down for a residental scholarship that
might have enabled me to attend Cornell;  cf: Ligon/R311;  Williams
was a distinguished biophysicist who was on the board of the
Telluride Foundation; I teased him gently about the rebuff in 1941,
30 years before;  Just as well, Columbia was the best choice I could
have made;

jl  8/17/02