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The Rosalind Franklin Papers

Title:
Letter from John Desmond Bernal to J. T. Randall pdf (38,939 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from John Desmond Bernal to J. T. Randall
Description:
Franklin, like many crystallographers, designed and modified the cameras she used for various projects. With tight equipment budgets, she and Bernal were forced to ask her former director, J. T. Randall, to loan Birkbeck some of the equipment she had designed and used while at King's College.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (38,939 Bytes)
Date:
1953-10-28 (October 28, 1953)
Creator:
Bernal, John Desmond
[Birkbeck College]
Recipient:
Randall, J. T.
King's College London
Source:
Original Repository: Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Martin Bernal.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
X-Ray Diffraction
Equipment and Supplies
Exhibit Category:
Envisioning Viruses: Birkbeck College, London, 1953-1958
Folder Number:
2/31
Unique Identifier:
KRBBBD
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Series: Work on Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Folder: Franklin File kept by Professor Bernal, Birkbeck College, 1953-1958
Transcript:
28th October, 1953.
Dear Professor Randall,
I wonder whether you would agree to letting us borrow the X-ray diffraction camera in your Department which Miss Franklin designed and made in King's College workshop in order to study diffraction by solution using the Guinier type monochrometer?
I understand from Miss Franklin that the apparatus consists of a 10 cm. diameter camera with vacuum cover and special copper block specimen holder designed for studying flowing liquids at different temperatures, toegether with the camera stand. She points out that this should not be confused with the one which she also designed and had made which had a 6 cm. diameter camera. She believes that the camera is not in use at the present and is stored in one of your cupboards.
Yours sincerely,
J. D. Bernal.
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2008-05-13
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