Letter from Francis Crick to Harold Himsworth, Medical Research Council of Great Britain


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Harold Himsworth, Medical Research Council of Great Britain
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Himsworth, Harold and Medical Research Council (Great Britain)
Date:
15 June 1953
Description:
In this letter to the Chairman of the Medical Research Council Crick related his plans for a postdoctoral year (1953-54) at David Harker's protein structure laboratory at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and applied for a permanent position as a scientific staff member of the MRC unit at the Cavendish Laboratory, a position that "would allow me to devote all my effort to research, at a time when my thoughts and energies are flowing strongly in this channel." Crick explained that he worked on molecular structure "because I believe it to be the key to the really fundamental biological problems."
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 2. Folder: PP/CRI/A/2/1
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
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:
SCBBJX
NLM ID:
101584582X127
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Biographical Information