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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Maurice Wilkins pdf (69,209 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Maurice Wilkins
Description:
In this letter Crick proposed a three-way division of topics to be addressed by Wilkins, James Watson, and himself in their respective Nobel Prize lectures, which they were to deliver on December 10, 1962.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (69,209 Bytes)
Date:
1962-10-30 (October 30, 1962)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Wilkins, Maurice H. F.
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Awards and Prizes
Exhibit Category:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson (October 30, 1962) pdf (80,977 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 2
Folder Number: PP/CRI/A/3/1/2
Unique Identifier:
SCBBBC
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Personal Material
SubSeries: Prizes and Honours
SubSubSeries: Nobel Foundation
Folder: Nobel Prize, General Arrangements
Transcript:
30th October, 1962.
My dear Maurice,
I hope you've written as many letters as I have, but suspect you've only just caught up with most of them. Odile tells me that you're thinking of taking all your family. Both Michael and the two little girls are coming with us.
About the prize lectures. I have written to Jim suggesting that he deals with messenger RNA, that I speak on acridine mutants and the code, and that you should cover the work on molecular structure. How do you feel about this? There doesn't seem much point in describing the replication mechanism as Kornberg has already done that. I myself feel we should keep off any historical account of the discovery of the DNA structure, but of course Jim may have different views. What do you feel?
I have also been approached by Science and by Angewandte Chemie for premission to publish my prize lecture (the latter in a German translation). I said I ought to consult you and Jim on this. Have you any views on the subject?
F. H. C. Crick
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2009-06-15
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