Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Oswald T. Avery


Title:
Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Oswald T. Avery
Creator:
Coburn, Alvin F.
Recipient:
Avery, Oswald Theodore, 1877-1955
Date:
25 May 1943
Description:
In this letter Coburn--an associate of both Avery and noted English bacteriologist Fred Griffith--thanks Avery for his recent visit to the Coburn home. One of the first to hear of Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty's discovery that DNA was the transforming substance, Coburn also made a gift to Avery of a photo of Griffith, whose work on bacterial transformation initiated Avery's interest on the subject. Griffith was killed early in World War II when his laboratory was destroyed during an air raid.
Original Repository:
Tennessee State Library and Archives. Oswald T. Avery Papers
Rights:
Courtesy of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. and http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/
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Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Fred Griffith and "Bobby", 1936
Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg, 1965
Oswald T. Avery, 1943
Avery with Alvin Coburn's son, Tim, 1943
Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg, 1965
Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg, 1965
Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg, 1966
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Alvin F. Coburn, 1966
Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg, 1966
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Tennessee State Library and Archives. Oswald T. Avery Papers. 361
Legacy ID:
CCBDBG
NLM ID:
101584575X520
Profiles Collection:
The Oswald T. Avery Collection
Story Section:
DNA as the "Stuff of Genes": The Discovery of the Transforming Principle, 1940-1944