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The Rosalind Franklin Papers

Title:
Letter from Rosalind Franklin to F. C. Bawden pdf (53,327 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Rosalind Franklin to F. C. Bawden
Description:
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 1957 Franklin's team studied a number of different virus samples provided by Bawden, and elucidated their structures.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (53,327 Bytes)
Date:
1957-02-22 (February 22, 1957)
Creator:
Franklin, Rosalind
Recipient:
Bawden, F. C.
Rothamsted Experimental Station
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
Potexvirus
Exhibit Category:
Envisioning Viruses: Birkbeck College, London, 1953-1958
Folder Number:
2/33
Unique Identifier:
KRBBFK
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Series: Work on Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Folder: Correspondence Regarding Franklin's Research, 1953-1958
Transcript:
22nd February, 1957.
Dear Mr. Bawden,
In the series of density distribution curves which we have obtained for different strains of TMV we have the rather surprising result that the one which most closely resembles the common strain is Holmes Ribgrass. This naturally causes people to enquire whether the bottles were wrongly labelled. So I wondered whether you would be kind enough to check the identity of our preparation for us by looking at the symptoms it produces -- this, I imagine, is the only reliable test for the purpose, and is one which we are not in a position to carry out ourselves.
I enclose a small quantity of the preparation, which was given to us about a year ago by Roy Markham, and which had been stored by him for some years.
I should still very much like to look at Potato X if you ever have any to spare.
Yours sincerely,
Rosalind Franklin.
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2008-09-19
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