Letter from Aaron Klug to Philip Siekevitz


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Philip Siekevitz
Description:
Anne Sayre's 1975 biography made Franklin's many accomplishments much more widely known, and she was posthumously honored as a pioneering feminist as well as an excellent scientist. The president of the New York Academy of Sciences asked Aaron Klug to recommend Franklin for a special "woman of science" award. In this letter, Klug responded, and recommended that Franklin be honored for her crucial contributions, not as a "woman of science." She was never an active feminist, he noted, and might have found it distasteful to be celebrated as one.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
14 April 1976
Creator:
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Klug, Aaron (Aaron Klug)
Recipient:
New York Academy of Sciences and Siekevitz, Philip (Philip Siekevitz)
Source:
Original Repository. Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin. 12313
Original Repository:
Churchill Archives Centre. The Papers of Rosalind Franklin
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of Aaron Klug.
Subject:
Awards and Prizes
Profiles in Science ID:
KRBBCX
NLM ID:
101584586X40
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Folder: 6/7