Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson
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.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
8 March 1957
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Watson, James D. (James D. Watson)
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
Molecular Biology and Cytoplasmic Structures
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBJF
NLM ID:
101584582X113
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 26. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/45