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The Barbara McClintock Papers

Title:
Letter from Barbara McClintock to W. Ronnie Coffman pdf (51,873 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Barbara McClintock to W. Ronnie Coffman
Description:
McClintock discussed the terms of establishing a chair in her name at Cornell University. No chair was established.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (51,873 Bytes)
Date:
1990-11-27 (November 27, 1990)
Creator:
McClintock, Barbara
Recipient:
Coffman, W. Ronnie
Source:
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Barbara McClintock Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Barbara McClintock Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Awards and Prizes
Exhibit Category:
Education and Research at Cornell, 1925-1931
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 7
Unique Identifier:
LLBBGB
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
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 special honor.
Sincerely,
Barbara McClintock
Distinguished Service Member
Carnegie Institution of Washington
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