Letter from Eric I. Hamilton to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Eric I. Hamilton to Francis Crick
Creator:
Hamilton, Eric I.
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
20 August 1973
Description:
In his letter Hamilton speculated how recent findings in chemistry and biochemistry related to Crick's concept of directed panspermia, the idea that life on earth was deliberately seeded by an extraterrestrial civilization. Crick speculated that life on earth evolved from a single source--perhaps supplied externally--because the genetic code is universal to all organisms. Hamilton asked what the implications of a universal code were for the future course of evolution, if the genome was subjected to man-made mutation-inducing agents.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/2/3
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Eric I. Hamilton.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Organelle Biogenesis, Genetic Code, and Biological Evolution
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Eric I. Hamilton, 1973
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:
SCBBMP
NLM ID:
101584582X177
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976