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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Colin M. MacLeod, Mary MacLeod to Oswald T. Avery pdf (59,076 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Colin M. MacLeod, Mary MacLeod to Oswald T. Avery
Description:
The poem attached to this note from MacLeod was penned by his daughter, Mary, to honor Avery on his election as a member of the Royal Society of London.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (59,076 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
18-19 July 1944
Creator:
MacLeod, Colin M.
MacLeod, Mary
Recipient:
Avery, Oswald T.
Source:
Original Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Oswald T. Avery Papers
Rights:
Courtesy of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
URL: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Exit
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Exhibit Categories:
Biographical Information
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Relation:
Metadata Record List of Proposed Foreign Members [to the Royal Society] 1944: Oswald Theodore Avery (b. 1877) [1944] pdf (89,016 Bytes) ocr (2,843 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAAFY.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Percival Hartley to Henry Dale (September 1, 1944) pdf (71,768 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAFZ.pdf
Metadata Record [Copley Medal certificate] (November 30, 1945) pdf (52,042 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCBDBM.pdf
Metadata Record Address of the President: Sir Henry Dale, O.M., G.B.E., at the Anniversary Meeting, 30 November 1945 (February 12, 1946) pdf (228,480 Bytes) ocr (5,832 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCGMGY.pdf
Metadata Record Oswald T. Avery and the Copley Medal of the Royal Society [Summer 1996] pdf (466,476 Bytes) ocr (13,777 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAAOE.pdf
Unique Identifier:
CCBDBH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Poems
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
July 19th 1944
Dear Fess,
Mary spent a good part of last evening on this jingle, and since then she has urged us constantly to send it to you so that you might know of some other FRS's. We do so with some reluctance--she is an insistent young lady.
Colin.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
July 18 '44
To Uncle Fess, F.R.S. (Uncle Fress?)
"I'll have no traffic with poems Sapphic
until I'm twelve and jaded,
I'd rather a tale of Hill and Dale,
Of Science and how they made it.
"How Robert Boyle burned midnight oil
The gas laws for to study,
While Newton fussed with calculus
And thought on apples ruddy.
"Sir Humphrey Davy, how he slaved, he
Worked with things electric,
And J.P. Joule laid down the rules
Of measure calorimetric
"I wish you would halt on the notable Dalton
And discuss the atomic theory,
Oh give me a book on Robert Hooke
The goblins make me weary.
[END PAGE TWO]
[BEGIN PAGE THREE]
"How Rutherford was never bored
When dealing with a proton
While Darwin, Charles, revelled in barrels
Of flora (?) such as planktons
"So here's to a caucus on pneumococcus
And how you make it vary,
And to Uncle Fess, my FRS,
With move from little Mary."
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-07
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