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:
8 March 1957
Description:
In this letter, written at the beginning of Crick's twenty-year collaboration with the South African geneticist Sydney Brenner, Crick gave an account of recent developments in research personnel, techniques, and equipment at the Cavendish. Specifically, Crick mentioned his work on microsomal particles, fragments of endoplasmic reticulum, an ultramicroscopic organelle--a system of cavities bound by a membrane--that can be found in the cytoplasm of the cells of nearly all higher organisms. Certain microsomes bear large numbers of ribosomes, and are the place where the peptide chain is put together.
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)
Subject:
Molecular Biology and Cytoplasmic Structures
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
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:
SCBBJF
NLM ID:
101584582X113
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Defining the Genetic Coding Problem, 1954-1957