Papers of M H F Wilkins: copy letter from Wilkins to Francis Crick giving Wilkins’ reaction to Crick and Watson’s DNA model

  • Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004
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1953
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K/PP178/3/5/8
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Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)
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Photocopy personal letter from Wilkins to Francis Crick, with rueful congratulations to Crick and James Watson on their breakthrough model of the structure of DNA, a request that Bruce Fraser should have an opportunity to publish his earlier, incorrect, model, notification that Wilkins and his colleagues intend to publish an article on their research in the same edition of Nature as Watson and Crick’s article, and that Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling are also to publish an article, in the same edition (Nature, Vol 171 No 4356, 25 Apr 1953: James Watson and Francis Crick, ‘Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid’; Wilkins, Alec Stokes and Herbert Wilson, ‘Molecular structure of nucleic acids: molecular structure of deoxypentose nucleic acids’; Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling, ‘Molecular configuration in sodium thymonucleate’).

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1953

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King's College London

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The original material is held at King’s College London, Archives and Special Collections. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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