Letter from James F. Hogg to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Marshall Nirenberg's former advisor remarks on Nirenberg's dramatic change in status in the wake of his 1961 work
on synthetic RNA.
Item is handwritten.
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1962-01-29 (January 29, 1962)
Hogg, James F.
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Courtesy of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
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In view of the very extensive recent publicity, we are considering putting a sign on our house, as follows "Painted by
Marshall V. Nirenberg". AD 1953 Would you please send us a letter of authentication? We could then perhaps obtain a tax
exemption as an historical site!
Certainly your status has changed locally since last September when Christensen lectured me about your conduct and said I
should not write any more letters for you. Perhaps sometime you will tell me what did go on last summer for I did get amazing
stories about it all.
Today, after an unpardonably long delay, Lucy and I were able to get together on a wedding gift for you and Perola and it
should be in the mail tomorrow. Since we had no better address, it is being sent to you at NIH. Perhaps you should keep an
eye out for it and let us know if nothing appears within the next 10 days. I regret that we did not receive the announcement
in England (it was not forwarded) so that we could have obtained something unique but we hope that the present item will be
compatible with your new household arrangements.
Will you have any opportunities to visit Ann Arbor in the next few months. I would be only too glad to make arrangements if
you would give me a schedule. With best regards,