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:
13 April 1967
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.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 75. Folder: PP/CRI/I/3/8/4
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:
DNA, Writing, and Ethics, Professional
Format:
Text
Extent:
6 pages
Relation:
Letter from Linus Pauling to Francis Crick, 1967
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick, 1967
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:
SCBBKN
NLM ID:
101584582X137
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953