[Coiled Coils]

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Typescripts (with editorial marks) of Crick, "The packing of alpha-helices: simple coiled coils" and Crick, "The Fourier transform of a coiled-coil."

Both texts (marked "Received 14 March 1953") were returned to Crick (envelope retained) following their publication in Acta Crystallographica, where they appeared consecutively in Volume 6 (1953), along with a third paper not included in the file ("The strength of the 10 Å reflexions in haemoglobin"). All three texts from Acta Crystallographica were incorporated in Crick's PhD thesis.

Note: Of the Figures for "The packing of alpha-helices" only Figure 1 is in the file (showing left- and right-handed helices).



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

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