McClintock was a longtime mentor to Kato, a member of the races of maize project, and remained close to the scholar for decades.
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1964-01-06 (January 6, 1964)
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Barbara McClintock Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Barbara McClintock Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Searching for the Origins of Maize in South America, 1957-1981
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 7
January 6, 1964
Dear Mr. Kato:
In a telephone conversation with Dr. Blumenschein yesterday afternoon, I received your request for detailed information on
the origin of the seed samples of
races of maize received by me from Mexico and grown in North Carolina. The samples of seed of Chalqueno, Zapalote Chico,
Arrocillo Amarillo, and Chapalote
came from the original collection. The other samples were derived from propagation, as indicated.
I was very pleased to learn that you expect to make several trips this spring to visit other laboratories. It will be interesting
for you and certainly leave impressions. When I see you in the near future, we can discuss aspects of this.
Information received with seed samples sent from Chapingo, Mexico, April, 1962.