Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt and Evelyn Stern
A largely personal letter to the Sterns in which McClintock thanked them for a recent gift and discussed her recent vacation.
Item is handwritten.
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1950-06-25 (June 25, 1950)
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Curt Stern Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Curt Stern Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 3
June 25, 1950
Dear Curt and Evelyn --
Your most thoughtful and generous package awaited me after returning from a three day trip to the mountains. This brand of
candy, as you know, is excellent. I am most appreciative of this remembrance, and want to let you know this without delay.
It was a great treat to have the opportunity to see both of you again. There was sufficient time to allow for a catch-up on
the events of the past two years. I feel well acquainted again with the activities of the family and the progress that the
children have made. I would like to see them in action and hope that this will come before too long.
The report of the action of the trustees of the Univ. of California after their recent meeting was reviewed in the New York
Times in some detail. I assumed from this summary that action in your case will be deferred until the next meeting. If the
recommendations of the faculty committee are not followed, there still is a big noise and that is sure. I shall watch anxiously
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for the consequences of this meeting.
Took a short trip this past week with my sister. We motored to the Adirondack Mountains. The weather, fortunately, was fine
all of the trip although cold in the mountains -- a temperature of 28 degrees one night. Although short, it did me a lot of
good to break away from the pressures of the lab. for a few days. Only wished it could have been much longer.
Let me tell you again how good it was to see you. Next time I hope it will be in California.
Please give my best to Goldschmidt and to Mrs. Goldschmidt, should you see them.