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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick pdf (347,991 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (347,991 Bytes)
Date:
1953-10-09 (October 9, 1953)
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.
Exhibit Category:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953
Box Number: 72
Folder Number: PP/CRI/H/1/42/3
Unique Identifier:
SCBBXC
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Notes and Drafts
SubSeries: Notes and Drafts 1950-1955
SubSubSeries: [Miscellaneous Papers Photocopied by Aaron Klug]
Folder: [Letters to Crick from James Watson]
Transcript:
October 9, 1953
Dear Francis,
I enclose a copy of our manuscript. I have made a few minor corrections. I might mention the following.
Summary -- the phrase . . . and the method of derivation . . . I believe it repetitive. page 3 -- I used the same sentence in the C.S.H. MS and it is really unecessary [sic] -- it is implied both on page 1 and on the top part of this page
Acknowledgements -- I have rewritten the one to Maurice -- I think my initial attempt quite bad. If you dislike my effort please try another but in any case I should like to see what you have written.
Concerning the BBC. I still think a talk on the 3rd would be in bad taste. There are still those who think we pirated data, and I'm of the belief that a few enemies are worse than a few admirers. Judging it on a monetary basis (100 dollars) seems unfortunate
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
Basically however, you are the one to suffer most from your attempts at self publicity. My main concern is not to be dragged into it as I'm afraid I was in Cambridge. If you need the money that bad, go ahead. Needless to say I shall not think any higher of you and shall have good reason to avoid any further collaboration with you
I am probably going to be forced into the Armed Forces -- Possibly with the Public Health Service. I should know in about 2 weeks. Until then, I shall work on bacterial genetics and to be a slight extent on RNA
Please remember me to Odile
Jim
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