Letter from Rosalind Franklin to John Desmond Bernal
Early in 1952, unhappy at King's College, Franklin had asked J. D. Bernal if she might transfer to his biophysics lab
at Birkbeck. He agreed, but as this letter shows, it took a long time to make the arrangements; Franklin was unable to make
the move until March of 1953.
Item is handwritten.
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1952-06-19 (June 19, 1952)
Bernal, John Desmond
Original Repository: Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin
Reproduced from the Franklin Collection at the Churchill Archives Centre with the permission of the copyright holder.
[written at top in different handwriting is: Come and see Des[?]
June 19th 1952
Dear Professor Bernal,
I am sorry to have been so long in letting you know more about my position -- I was away longer than I expected to be.
I have now spoken to Professor Randall about the possibility of moving to your laboratory and applying to the Fellowship Committee
for permission to take the remains of my Turner and Newall Fellowship with me. Professor Randall has no objection to my doing
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I hope this arrangement is still agreeable to you. If it is, would you suggest a time when I could come to see you to discuss
things in more detail?