This letter referred to the William T. Sedgwick Memorial Lecture, which Crick delivered at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology on January 22, 1965, with the title "The General Nature of the Genetic Code."
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1965-01-04 (January 4, 1965)
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
I think that you will have no difficulty if we schedule the William T. Sedgwick Memorial Lecture on Friday afternoon, January
22nd at 4:30. If you drive, for example, with a rented car, it is about a 2 or a 2 l/2 hour journey from Boston to Amherst.
Even if there is snow here, it is not much longer as most of the drive is via the turnpike which is kept open at all times.
I will proceed to distribute information about the lecture if that date is all right. I will use the title, "The General
Nature of the Genetic Code" which was similar to that which you used in Texas. Write to me soon if you want to suggest
We also have a dinner which is associated with the lecture. We can have that on Friday evening or on the following Monday
evening, if you like. It is a rather informal affair, and we plan to invite women to make it more interesting.
Salvadore Luria is the William T. Sedgwick Professor of Biology, so I will leave it to him to tell you of Sedgwick's colorful
Walter Rosenblith is having a party on Saturday evening, January 23rd and he would like you to come to it if you are able.
He will write to you. Jane and I will be happy to put you up at our place during your visit here, but if you would rather
stay elsewhere, let me know and I will make the arrangements.
We hope Odile liked the bear claw necklace -- it should photograph very well.
I hope we will have completed the work dealing with the direction of messenger reading by the time you are here.