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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Xandra Breakefield to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (56,257 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Xandra Breakefield to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
In this letter from a sophomore biology major at Wilson College, Breakefield asks Nirenberg for the opportunity to observe his work in the NIH lab.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (56,257 Bytes)
Date:
1962-02-19 (February 19, 1962)
Creator:
Breakefield, Xandra
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Xandra Breakefield.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Mentors
Exhibit Category:
Synthetic RNA and the Poly-U Experiments, 1959-1962
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Marshall W. Nirenberg to Xandra Breakefield (March 12, 1962) pdf (36,707 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/JJBBFW.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Xandra Breakefield to Marshall W. Nirenberg (March 25, 1962) pdf (86,585 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/JJBBGD.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 31
Unique Identifier:
JJBBFV
Accession Number:
2001-009
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series II: Correspondence, 1953-1993
Folder: General, 1953-1977
Transcript:
February 19, 1962
Dear Dr. Nirenberg;
I am a sophomore at Wilson College and a biology major. I am writing to you because I read an article about your research concerning RNA in the newspaper and also because you are employed at N. I. H. and I am very interested in working there someday.
I realize I have a long way to go before I am sufficiently educated to be worthwhile in research, but I would appreciate the opportunity to find out a little about how it works. In other words, I wondered if I could be allowed to observe how you and, or your colleagues work. Over Spring Vacation, March 16-26, I will be in the Washington area and would be available anytime to come out to N. I. H. I realize you must be very busy but perhaps someone you know would be willing to put up with a few questions.
I can't tell you how much I would appreciate the opportunity. Please, answer this letter even if just to say, "No! ".
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Xandra Breakefield
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-09-20
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