Skip to main contentU.S. National Library of MedicineU.S. National Library of Medicine


Profiles in Science
   
Pinterest badge Follow Profiles in Science on Pinterest!

The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Roy Avery pdf (116,067 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Roy Avery
Description:
After the deaths of his father and older brother Ernest, Avery took his younger brother Roy under his wing. Roy Avery became a bacteriologist and spent most of his career as a professor at Vanderbilt University. In this letter, Avery congratulates his brother and sister-in-law on the birth of their daughter, Margaret.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
4 (116,067 Bytes)
Date:
1930-09-23 (September 23, 1930)
Creator:
Avery, Oswald T.
Recipient:
Avery, Roy
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
   Disclaimer; please review our Privacy Policy
The National Library of Medicine's Profiles in Science program has made every effort to secure proper permissions for posting items on the web site. In this instance, however, it has either not been possible to identify or contact the current copyright owner. If you have information regarding the copyright owner, please contact us at profiles@nlm.nih.gov.
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Unique Identifier:
CCGMDS
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Sept 23 / 30--
Dear Roy:--
That was a glorious telegram announcing the coming of Margaret Dewees--I shall keep it in the family archives--a sort of birth certificate of the young lady. I read it again and again to a host of admiring friends--and delightfully phrased heralding of the great event. I am thrilled, delighted, and happy beyond words for Catherine and you--and the old batchelor [sic] Uncle is himself simply "nutty" about the idea of having a dear little niece in his family, it's a grand and glorious feeling, gives me a sort of new lease on life.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
I was happy too to hear the good news of how splendidly Catherine is doing--give her my love and tell her how proud and delighted I am--and by the way Roy, if there is anything you would like her to have or can think of that would contribute to her comfort these days, please get it right away, regardless, and send the bill to Uncle--nothing would please me more than being made to feel that I am something more than a cheer-leader in this big event.
You've certainly had the blue ribbon pinned on you these days--a prize baby and a prize picture all in one week is just too much--splendid work.
[END PAGE TWO]
[BEGIN PAGE THREE]
3.
Congratulations--you hold the record in our family.-- I told Homer Swift this morning--he immediately phoned Emma, and was delighted.
Yesterday I happened in the Bank and thought you might like to hear the enclosed--which I send you instead of a check so you may have a record of the coupon as due.
Minnie and the Edwards-Whalen-[Dorenns] family are overwhelmed with joy. Sarah is happily married and looks it--like a young debutant--and the news from Nashville altogether has lifted the family into the seventh heaven.
I have begun work in the Lab--lots to do--and things look interesting.
[END PAGE THREE]
[BEGIN PAGE FOUR]
My love and thought are with you three. May we all be happily together long years to enjoy this new blessing that has come into our lives.
Kiss Margaret Dewees behind the ear,--a bacteriological but affectionate kiss from "Uncle Ozzie" who sends his love to her mother and father.
Yours,
O.T.A.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-05-20
Linked Data:
RDF/XML     JSON     JSON-LD     N3/Turtle     N-Triples