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The Arthur Kornberg Papers

Title:
Letter from William F. Dove to Arthur Kornberg pdf (45,856 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William F. Dove to Arthur Kornberg
Number of Image Pages:
1 (45,856 Bytes)
Date:
1971-10-18 (October 18, 1971)
Creator:
Dove, William F.
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
Recipient:
Kornberg, Arthur
Source:
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Arthur Kornberg Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of William F. Dove.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
RNA
DNA
Exhibit Category:
Astonishing Machines of Replication: Stanford, 1970-Present
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from William F. Dove to Arthur Kornberg (September 30, 1971) pdf (73,517 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/WHBBDG.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Arthur Kornberg to William F. Dove (October 15, 1971) pdf (47,010 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/WHBBDH.pdf
Box Number:
28
Unique Identifier:
WHBBDJ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
October 18, 1971
Dear Arthur:
Thank you for your warm letter. I am eager to know the outcome of your test of the RNA primer hypothesis, especially since we are not favorable toward models with such tight coupling!
In regard to the question raised in my letter, I hasten to say that I am sure that your recognition of RNA polymerase involvement is completely original and independent. The argument from the properties of all known DNA polymerases is strong. Instead, I am concerned that the average reader of your paper will not be able to enjoy the idea in the way Dale did when you told him about it. There is a great deal of intellectual pleasure in seeing an idea reached independently by several different pathways of half-blind groping. Only your paper can point out this connection since the lambda papers are already published.
I hope this clarifies my feelings.
Best regards,
William F. Dove
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-11-10
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