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Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg pdf (56,203 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg
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1972-12-05 (December 5, 1972)
Coburn, Alvin F.
Lederberg, Joshua
Courtesy of Joshua Lederberg.
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After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Metadata Record Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg (November 29, 1972) pdf (38,828 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Alvin F. Coburn (December 1, 1972) pdf (50,554 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 5
Folder Number: 2
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Commentary on Avery and His Work, 1944-2005
SubSeries: Inquiries on Avery
Folder: Lederberg Inquiries, 1962, 1972-1978
December 5, 1972
Dear Dr. Lederberg:
Many thanks for your informative letter of December 1. I am pleased to learn that there is to be a book by Olby.
In regard to the material that you enclosed I did not want it back. I merely wished to learn whether you had received it. Had it never reached you, I would have done a "rerun" with the exception of the snapshot. Attached herewith are the enclosures.
My concern stemmed from the experiences here of many persons with a recent lack of delivery of U. S. mail. A letter, important to both of us, was mailed to me by Dickinson W. Richards on November 5th from Lakeville, Connecticut. It has not yet arrived nor has it been returned to Dick. I am told that similar occurrences have been common recently on the Eastern Seaboard. Hence, I am relieved to learn that my September 28th correspondence did reach you.
With all good wishes of the Holiday Season and hoping to have the pleasure of meeting you while we are both in the quick.
Alvin F. Coburn M. D.
Senior Research Scholar
The University of Virginia
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