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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Xandra Breakefield to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (86,585 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Xandra Breakefield to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
Breakefield thanks Marshall Nirenberg for her experience observing his work in the NIH laboratory and the "real impact [it has] on the individual." She also extends her admiration for the "sense of personal achievement that you seem to glow with." She hopes that she will also be able to use her talent "in a way that will profit me and others."
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (86,585 Bytes)
Date:
1962-03-25 (March 25, 1962)
Creator:
Breakefield, Xandra
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Xandra Breakefield.
Exhibit Category:
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Xandra Breakefield to Marshall W. Nirenberg (February 19, 1962) pdf (56,257 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Marshall W. Nirenberg to Xandra Breakefield (March 12, 1962) pdf (36,707 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/JJBBFW.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 31
Unique Identifier:
JJBBGD
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:
March 25, '62
Dear Dr. Nirenberg,
I want to thank you for really showing me what research is to the individual engaged in it. I can't tell you how impressed I was with the sense of personal achievement that you seem to glow with. And this is what I wanted to know, not facts and figures that my lack of education would render unmeaningful [sic], but the real impact on the individual. I needed some kind of proof that all this memory that I'm filling full of facts is going to be used eventually in a way that will profit me and others. You showed me what I was hoping was there. Now I just
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have to sit down and start studying. There's something so challenging about a profession that you must prepare for.
Thank you again. You'll probably be hearing from me when I need advice again.
Sincerely,
Xandra Breakefield
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-02-26
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