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The Rosalind Franklin Papers

Title:
Notes on computing assistance for tobacco mosaic virus research pdf (39,891 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Notes on computing assistance for tobacco mosaic virus research
Description:
The mathematical analysis of Franklin's x-ray diffraction data required hundreds of calculations, which had to be done by hand before the advent of electronic computers. Franklin requested and was granted funds to hire three "computers"--women with mathematics training--to assist with this work. This memo to Bernal details her progress with these arrangements.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (39,891 Bytes)
Date:
1954-05-25 (May 25, 1954)
Creator:
Franklin, Rosalind
Recipient:
[Bernal, John Desmond]
Source:
Original Repository: Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin
Rights:
Reproduced from the Franklin Collection at the Churchill Archives Centre with the permission of the copyright holder.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
X-Ray Diffraction
Exhibit Category:
Envisioning Viruses: Birkbeck College, London, 1953-1958
Folder Number:
2/31
Unique Identifier:
KRBBDR
Document Type:
Notes
Memorandums
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:
The best arrangement it has been possible to make for temporary computing assistance for the T.M.V. research is that the work should be divided into three parts as follows.
Miss Margaret Mitchell (46, Radnor Road, Harrow), will work for three weeks. Miss Mitchell has Higher Certificate in mathematics, and is aged 18 1/2. It seems that 4 - 10 pounds per week would be a suitable payment. (She will have to spend 15 shillings per week on fares).
The third stage of the work will be carried out by a student or fresh graduate, working for five weeks from June 14th. Details of this are not yet arranged, but there are several candidates. Pay would presumably be about 6 pounds per week.
R. Franklin 25.5.54
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