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The Rosalind Franklin Papers

Letter from F. C. Bawden to Rosalind Franklin pdf (58,625 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from F. C. Bawden to Rosalind Franklin
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
Franklin, Rosalind
Original Repository: Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin
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Tobacco Mosaic Virus
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Envisioning Viruses: Birkbeck College, London, 1953-1958
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Letters (correspondence)
Series: Work on Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Folder: Correspondence Regarding Franklin's Research, 1953-1958
18th March, 1958.
Dear Rosalind,
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.
With kind regards,
Yours sincerely,
F. C. Bawden
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