Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft request to Francis Crick that he and James Watson stop their DNA research

  • Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004
Date:
1951
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K/PP178/3/5/4
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Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)
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Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft request to Francis Crick that he and James Watson stop their DNA research. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Original typescript draft letter from Wilkins to Francis Crick, 11 Dec 1951, requesting that Crick and James Watson do not continue their DNA research, as an unnecessary duplication of the work already in progress at King’s College London, suggesting that Crick show the letter to Max [Perutz], and reporting that Wilkins has sent a copy to John Randall, Director of the Medical Research Council Biophysics Unit, King’s College London. Also two photocopies of the letter, with later annotations by Wilkins, and brief related manuscript notes.

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1951

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King's College London

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Available at King’s College London, Archives and Special Collections, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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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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