Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Watson, James D., 1928-
Date:
16 July 1975
Description:
In this letter Crick bemoaned that "[a]lmost all my own early correspondence was thrown away without my knowledge by an over-efficient Secretary . . .". The reference in the last sentence was to a revision in the British tax laws that for the first time subjected foreign honoraria and other income earned abroad to income tax, unless the taxpayer was employed full-time abroad. The change in tax laws, which reduced a source of income with which British scientists had long supplemented their modest salaries, was quoted in the press as one of the reasons for Crick's decision in 1977 to relocate permanently to southern California.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 26. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/45
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick, 1975
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBHN
NLM ID:
101584582X100
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976