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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Linus Pauling to Francis Crick pdf (74,960 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Linus Pauling to Francis Crick
Description:
As this letter testifies, Pauling agreed with Crick's criticism of Watson's draft for The Double Helix and of Watson's portrayal of several of the figures involved in the discovery.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (74,960 Bytes)
Date:
1967-04-25 (April 25, 1967)
Creator:
Pauling, Linus
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 Oregon State University. Library.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA
Writing
Exhibit Category:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson (April 13, 1967) pdf (694,716 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/SCBBKN.pdf
Box Number: 75
Folder Number: PP/CRI/I/3/8/4
Unique Identifier:
SCBBKL
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Publication
SubSeries: Other Publications
SubSubSeries: Watson, The Double Helix
Folder: [Correspondence Concerning Publication]
Transcript:
April 25, 1967
Dear Francis:
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.
With best regards, I am
Sincerely yours,
Linus Pauling
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-07-12
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