I thank you for sending me a copy of your letter of 13 April 1967 to Jim Watson.
I read the typescript of Honest Jim once, quite a long while ago. I have not seen the revised version. I have written two
rather strong letters to Jim about it, my second letter being in answer to his reply to my first one. I mentioned only the
strongest objections that I had to his book, and the greatest mistakes in it. Jim hasn't answered my second letter.
With respect to the points that you make in your letter to Jim, I may say that I agree with you about all of them, to the
extent that I have knowledge about them and to the extent that my memory of the book is reliable. I may say that I was especially
unhappy, when I read the book, about the treatment of you and Sir Lawrence Bragg, and also unhappy about some of his comments
about my wife, my son, myself, Rosalind, and others.