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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick pdf (328,238 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick
Description:
Watson wrote to Crick in preparation for the ceremony at which he, Crick, and Wilkins were awarded the 1960 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research "for their contribution in revealing the structure of the DNA molecule." The Award was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in San Francisco, November 3, 1960. He also revealed that "I continue to live and sleep messenger RNA."
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (328,238 Bytes)
Date:
1960-08-02 (August 2, 1960)
Creator:
Watson, James D.
Recipient:
Crick, Francis
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
URL: http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/Exit
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Rights:
Reproduced with permission of James D. Watson.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Awards and Prizes
Exhibit Categories:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953
Biographical Information
Box Number: 26
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/2/45
Unique Identifier:
SCBBHX
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:
August 2, 1960
Dear Francis
Will you come to San Francisco to receive your statuette? I hope so -- Otherwise I alone must speak and will emphasize the need for a Kennedy victory to insure faster research on the Secrets of Life. The whole thing was completely unanticipated and so most pleasant. Dad writes that he has seen you. I appreciate any help you may give him. Encourage him to hire a car. I continue to live and sleep messenger RNA.
regards to Odile
Jim
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2006-08-21
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