Letter from Barbara McClintock to W. Ronnie Coffman
McClintock discussed the terms of establishing a chair in her name at Cornell University. No chair was established.
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1990-11-27 (November 27, 1990)
Coffman, W. Ronnie
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Barbara McClintock Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Barbara McClintock Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Awards and Prizes
Education and Research at Cornell, 1925-1931
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 7
November 27, 1990
Dear Dr. Coffman:
Enclosed is the signed endorsement of conditions associated with establishment of the Barbara McClintock Chair of Plant Genetics
in the Department of Plant Breeding and Biometry at Cornell University. Not only am I especially honored by the establishment
of this Chair but also warmed by this renewed association with the Department. In my junior year at Cornell I took the only
undergraduate course in Genetics. It was given in the Department of Plant Breeding. It was fascinating. I must have shown
my enthusiasm because I was asked if I would like to take the graduate student course. This course was given in a very different
style but it was just as fascinating. I knew then where I wanted to go.
May I express to you and to the other members of the Plant Breeding Faculty how very much I appreciate receiving this very