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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Letter from James F. Hogg to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (90,320 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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.
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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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Biographical Information
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 31
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Series II: Correspondence, 1953-1993
Folder: General, 1953-1977
29 January 1962
Dear Marsh,
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,
Jim Hogg
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