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. In this letter he told her he could send samples
of another virus of interest, the potato X.
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1958-03-18 (March 18, 1958)
Bawden, F. C.
Rothamsted Experimental Station
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Many thanks for sending me a copy of your paper, which I read with great interest. I have penciled one or two suggested amendments
and those on page 5 and 7-8 I think you should treat seriously whatever you do about the others.
We have some purified potato virus X at the moment, and would give you some if you could make use of it almost immediately.
I say this because potato virus X is unstable and can't be kept hanging around indefinitely like tobacco mosaic virus.
We have uses for it, and so I don't want to send it to you just to spoil in your refrigerator, but you are welcome to
some if you can use it.