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Letter from Francis Crick to Marianne Grunberg-Manago pdf (54,285 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Marianne Grunberg-Manago
The letter concerns Crick's preparations for travel to the annual summer school for molecular biologists on the Greek island of Spetsai, this one devoted to "Molecular Interactions Involved in the Morphogenesis of Cellular Organelles and in Cellular Recognition" and held August 22 to September 3, 1976. Crick was to lead a general discussion on chromatin on August 27. In his letter Crick remarked on the death of his friend and fellow Nobel laureate Jacques Monod, on May 31, 1976.
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1976-06-17 (June 17, 1976)
Crick, Francis
Grunberg-Manago, Marianne
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Exhibit Category:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976
Box Number: 49
Folder Number: PP/CRI/E/1/24/8
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Travels and Meetings
SubSeries: Meetings Attended
SubSubSeries: Travels and Meetings 1976
Folder: Spetsai, Greece
17th June 1976
Dear Marianne
I feel it's time I started thinking about my travel arrangements to and from Spetsai. On the programme I have, the first lecture is on Monday morning, 23rd August, and the last lecture finishes about 8.00 pm on Friday 3rd September. I seem to remember there was some suggestion that group travel might be arranged. Has anything come of that? As far as I remember, Thanos offered to drive me down to Spetsai in his car. I presume that means I should arrive some time on Saturday 21st August, stay the night in Athens and motor down with him on the Sunday. In the same way I take it that one would travel back to Athens on Saturday 4th September, and fly back on Sunday 5th September. Does all this sound reasonable?
We were all very saddened to learn of Jacques' death, I realized he was dangerously ill but he seemed superficially to be in such good health that I felt there was a good hope of seeing him again. I am only glad that we had the opportunity of meeting him during our visit, even though it was for the last time.
Yours sincerely
F H C Crick
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