Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick
Creator:
Klug, Aaron
Contributor:
Brightwell, J. A. (Prepared)
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
18 September 1979
Description:
Aaron Klug, Rosalind Franklin's collaborator at Birkbeck college for the four years before her death in 1958, here clarified a potentially misleading statement Crick had made about Franklin's character and scientific method in his essay, "How to Live with a Golden Helix" (The Sciences, vol. 19, Sept. 1979, pp. 6-9), namely that she was rigid and lacked intuition. Crick and Watson have struggled on several occasions over the course of their careers to fully assess Franklin's personality and her contribution to the discovery of the DNA double helix.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Aaron Klug.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Crystallography, X-Ray and DNA
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
How to Live with a Golden Helix, 1979
Letter from Francis Crick to the Editor of The Sciences, 1979
Letter from Charlotte Friend to the Editor of The Sciences, 1979
Letter from Charlotte Friend to Francis Crick, 1979
Letter from Francis Crick to Charlotte Friend, 1979
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick, 1979
Letter from Margaret Markham to Francis Crick, 1979
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:
SCBBPZ
NLM ID:
101584582X226
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Biographical Information