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The Barbara McClintock Papers

Title:
Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern pdf (104,347 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern
Description:
McClintock thanked Stern for his interest in her Achievement Award from the American Association of University Women and briefly recounted the award ceremonies.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (104,347 Bytes)
Date:
1947-04-25 (April 25, 1947)
Creator:
McClintock, Barbara
Recipient:
Stern, Curt
Source:
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Curt Stern Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Curt Stern Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Exhibit Category:
Controlling Elements: Cold Spring Harbor, 1942-1967
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern (March 17, 1947) pdf (103,464 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
LLBBMR
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
April 25, 1947
Dear Curt --
It was thoughtful of you to write me about the A.A.U.W. Award. I appreciate your interest very much. It came as a big surprise to me. I was notified rather late and it did take considerable preparation in a short period of time. The meeting was unexpectedly pleasant. It was the handsomest group of women I have ever seen -- handsome as only intelligent, middle-age women can be. I was very much impressed with them.
I am enclosing a copy of the pictures that appeared in the N.Y. Times. Unfortunately, our photographer was taken to the hospital the day the photograph was to be
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taken. It was so late that we could not make arrangements with another photographer so Vernon Bryson came to my rescue with his Leica camera. I had to do all the printing and it was my first experience with this type of work. All prints had to be taken with glossy paper. It is not good for viewing but I hope to make some more prints later on mat surfaces because several people have asked for copies. Dont [sic] know when I can get around to it so will send the glossy-surface copy now.
Again, Curt, many thanks for your interest and thoughtfulness in writing to me.
Cordially,
Barbara
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2006-09-06
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