Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson
Description:
In this letter, Crick detailed his objections to the revised draft of Watson's account of their discovery of the double helix. The working title was still Honest Jim, an ironic and self-deprecating title Watson chose to meet criticism of his and Crick's insufficiently acknowledged use of experimental evidence by other researchers, particularly Rosalind Franklin. Crick decried Watson's manuscript as a betrayal of their friendship and a distortion of the scientific methods they used in their discovery.
Extent:
6 pages
Date Created:
13 April 1967
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:
DNA, Writing, and Ethics, Professional
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBKN
NLM ID:
101584582X137
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 75. Folder: PP/CRI/I/3/8/4