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The Rosalind Franklin Papers

Title:
Letter from Rosalind Franklin to Robley Williams pdf (45,593 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Rosalind Franklin to Robley Williams
Description:
Robley Williams was one of many virus researchers that Franklin visited during her 1954 trip to the United States. He had written to her about her recent article on the probable structural configuration of TMV, as revealed by x-ray diffraction studies, and mused about the differences between her data and those found by he and his colleagues via different methods; they continued to brainstorm about this in a series of letters.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (45,593 Bytes)
Date:
1955-07-12 (July 12, 1955)
Creator:
Franklin, Rosalind
Recipient:
Williams, Robley
University of California, Berkeley
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
RNA
X-Ray Diffraction
Exhibit Category:
Envisioning Viruses: Birkbeck College, London, 1953-1958
Folder Number:
2/35
Unique Identifier:
KRBBHG
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Series: Work on Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)
Folder: Correspondence Relating to Franklin's First Visit to Berkeley, California, Mar. 1952 - Mar. 1958
Transcript:
12th July, 1955
Dear Dr. Williams,
I am sending you, under separate cover, copies of papers on various aspects of GMC structure, and I should be grateful if you would pass them on to anyone else at Berkeley who might be interested. One of them is entirely concerned with the shape of the TMV particle. The conclusion that the 1/2 depth of the helical groove is about 15 A, 75 A being the mean radius, agrees reasonably well with Caspar's conclusion that the radius of TMV is 84 A.
The density of remains puzzling, and is made slightly worse by the Caspar and Watson idea of a hole down the middle, even when RNA is present.
Yours sincerely,
Rosalind Franklin
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-09-11
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