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Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern pdf (75,444 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern
McClintock suggested to Stern several research assistant possibilities that likely would not be subject to the military draft during World War II.
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1942-08-23 (August 23, 1942)
McClintock, Barbara
Stern, Curt
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Curt Stern Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Curt Stern Papers, American Philosophical Society.
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Controlling Elements: Cold Spring Harbor, 1942-1967
Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 3
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Letters (correspondence)
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August 23, 1942.
Dear Curt:
I have your letter asking for information about an assistant. You probably realize that many of the good people have been grabbed up but your job offers a bit more than most and you may be able to get somebody. The only man I could think of who would not be subject to draft is Arne Sparrow who is now on a fellowship with Sax at Harvard. He would fit your requirements very well. Herschel Roman, who took his degree at Missouri and who has a National Research Fellowship to work at Cal. Tech., is another possibility. He is Jewish which might cause some conflict in the department--as you already know. However, he is a fine person and has the qualifications that you desire. Eileen Sutton, whom you know, would be a possibility but she is taking a position, for the year only, at McGill. You might keep her in mind for a future job. However, the job should offer some possibilities for advancement.
I forgot to mention that Herschel Roman has a wife and child which would probably keep him out of the draft.
At the moment, I can not think of any other possibilities but should someone come to mind, I will drop you a line.
Mabel Nebel has just been here for a visit for a few hours. Her situation is very tragic but she is doing a splendid job of adjustment. It is too bad that vision and realization comes so late in life. If you see Bernie, give him my best but--would rather you not mention Mabel's visit.
My best to Evelyn,
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