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Letter from Alexander Rich to Francis Crick pdf (80,907 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alexander Rich to Francis Crick
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)
Rich, Alexander
Crick, Francis
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetic Code
Exhibit Category:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966
Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to Alexander Rich [7 January 1965] pdf (70,552 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 36
Folder Number: PP/CRI/E/1/13/4
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Series: Travels and Meetings
SubSeries: Meetings Attended
SubSubSeries: Travels and Meetings 1965
Folder: William T Sedgwick Memorial Lecture, MIT
January 4, 1965
Dear Francis:
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 an alternative.
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 career.
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.
Cheers for now.
Alexander Rich
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