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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson pdf (63,087 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson
Description:
In this letter Crick bemoaned that "[a]lmost all my own early correspondence was thrown away without my knowledge by an over-efficient Secretary . . ."
The reference in the last sentence was to a revision in the British tax laws that for the first time subjected foreign honoraria and other income earned abroad to income tax, unless the taxpayer was employed full-time abroad. The change in tax laws, which reduced a source of income with which British scientists had long supplemented their modest salaries, was quoted in the press as one of the reasons for Crick's decision in 1977 to relocate permanently to southern California.
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1 (63,087 Bytes)
Date:
1975-07-16 (July 16, 1975)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Watson, James D.
Source:
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
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick (July 1, 1975) pdf (81,394 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 26
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/2/45
Unique Identifier:
SCBBHN
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Individual Correspondents
Folder: Correspondence: Watson, James D
Transcript:
16th July, 1975.
Dear Jim,
Very glad to hear from you. I think it a good idea to publish something on the RNA TIE CLUB whether it is associated with my 60th birthday or not. Almost all my own early correspondence was unfortunately thrown away without my knowledge by an over-efficient Secretary but Sidney still has some letters from Gamow and other relevant papers.
It's nice of you to suggest we come to visit you but I am still avoiding short visits over the longer distances. However, I am tentatively planning to have a sabbatical for the academic year 1976-77, spending the winter at the Salk Institute and the summer in Denmark. Odile and I might be able to drop in to see you on our way back from California, probably in May 1977. It would have to be a fairly short visit unless you 'employ' me, as our new tax laws make it necessary for me to be continuously employed abroad for a minimum of 365 days.
Our best wishes to you both,
F.H.C. Crick.
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2008-10-14
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