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:
19 November 1956
Description:
In this letter Crick mentioned Rosalind Franklin, the X-ray crystallographer on whose images he and Watson drew in uncovering the double helix. Franklin stayed with the Cricks in October and November of 1956, after undergoing a hysterectomy. Crick never asked Franklin about the nature of her "mysterious" illness. She would die of ovarian cancer on April 16, 1958.
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:
Crystallography, X-Ray
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 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:
SCBBJG
NLM ID:
101584582X114
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Defining the Genetic Coding Problem, 1954-1957