Letter from Fred E. Wright, National Academy of Sciences to Oswald T. Avery
This brief letter informed Avery that he had been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. The NAS was created
in 1863 during the Civil War to serve to "investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or
art" whenever called upon to do so by any department of the government. Election to the Academy is considered one of the
highest honors that can be accorded a scientist.
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1933-04-26 (April 26, 1933)
Wright, Fred E.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Avery, Oswald T.
Original Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Oswald T. Avery Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the National Academies.
Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Fred E. Wright, National Academy of Sciences (May 2, 1933)
April 26, 1933
I have the honor to inform you that you were elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences at its Annual Meeting held
in Washington, April 24 to 26, 1933. The Academy thus desires to express its high appreciation of your services to science,
and trusts you will signify your acceptance of this election.
In due course a diploma signed by the officers of the Academy will be sent to you.
Assuring you of my personal pleasure in counting you as one of our members, I am