Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Fred E. Wright, National Academy of Sciences
In this letter to Wright, Avery acknowledges his election 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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1933-05-02 (May 2, 1933)
Avery, Oswald T.
Wright, Fred E.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
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Letter from Fred E. Wright, National Academy of Sciences to Oswald T. Avery (April 26, 1933)
May 2, 1933
It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge your letter of April 26th informing me of my election to the National Academy of
Sciences. In signifying my acceptance of this election, I desire to express to you personally and to the other officers and
members of the Academy my deep sense of appreciation of the honor of being enrolled as a member of this distinguished Society.