F. C. Bawden (1908-1971) was a pioneering plant pathologist and virologist based at the Rothamsted Experimental Station in
England. He and N. W. Pirie were longtime collaborators in plant virology. During 1956-57 Franklin's team studied a number
of different virus samples provided by Bawden, and elucidated their structures.
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Bawden, F. C.
Rothamsted Experimental Station
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I am enclosing samples of the cowpea strain of tobacco mosaic virus, one prepared from infected tobacco plants and the other
from infected French bean. These are all that I have at the moment, but I imagine and hope they will be enough for your purpose.
I should expect the one from tobacco to be like the type strain of tobacco mosaic virus but the other may well differ for
in many of its properties it resembles Wildman's U2 strain. Anyway I shall be interested to know what you get.
I am sorry that we do not have any purified preparations of potato virus X, but if we do make any I will see that samples
go to you.