Albert Siegel was one of many researchers that Franklin met during her 1954 visit to the United States. In this letter Franklin
acknowledged a sample of TMV he sent her, and explained some possible preparation problems.
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1954-11-12 (November 12, 1954)
University of California, Los Angeles
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.
Thank you very much for your letter, and for the T.M.V. solution, which arrived safely.
First I must try to obtain from your specimen a birefringent "bottom layer" solution, as it is only from such a solution
that I am able to prepare well-oriented specimens. (The material arrived in the form of "top layer" solution).
I very much enjoyed my visit to your laboratory, and was most interested in all that you told me about your work.