Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick
Creator:
Watson, James D., 1928-
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
10 May 1966
Description:
This letter was written at the outset of the conflict between Watson and Crick over the publication of Watson's account of their discovery of the double helix. In his letter Watson also reported recent protein sequencing data, the kinds of established scientific communication that for the next year and a half was to be pushed aside by the controversy over Watson's book.
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 James D. Watson.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA and Ethics, Professional
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson (and notes concerning Watson's book, "The Double Helix"), 1966
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:
SCBBLP
NLM ID:
101584582X156
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953