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Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a campaign to end secrecy at Porton Down

Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004 Grey, James Hodgkin, Dorothy, 1910-1994 Kornberg, Hans, b.1928 Bragg, William Lawrence, 1890-1971 Fell, Honor B., 1900-1986 Haddow, Alexander, 1907-1976 Orr, John Boyd, 1880-1971 Abercrombie, Michael, 1912-1979 Auerbach, C. Hayes, William, 1913-1994 Jackson, Willis, 1904-1970 Markham, R. Pirie, N. W. Porter, George Hornidge, 1920-2002 Powell, Cecil Frank, 1903-1969 Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, 1897-1974 Katz, Bernard, 1911-2003 Robinson, Robert, 1886-1975 Waddington, Conrad Hal, 1905-1975 Adrian, Edgar Douglas, 1889-1977 Synge, Richard L. M., 1914-1994 Lonsdale, Kathleen, 1903-1971 Neuberger, Albert, 1908-1996 Longuet-Higgins, Hugh C., 1923-2004
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1968
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Correspondence, press cuttings and notes relating to Wilkins’ campaign to have the work of the Microbiological Research Establishment (MRE), Porton Down, Wiltshire, unclassified. File includes: text of Wilkins’ letter to Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Jun 1968, requesting that control of the MRE be transferred from the Ministry of Defence to the Ministry of Health; Wilkins’ letter to fellow UK scientists; responses supporting his proposal from correspondents including Sir James Grey, Dorothy Hodgkin and Hans Kornberg; responses refusing support, from scientists including Sir Lawrence Bragg, Honor Fell and Sir Alexander Haddow; letter from the office of the Prime Minister to Wilkins, Jul 1968, setting out the reasons for the work of the MRE to remain classified.

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1968

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Wilkins, Maurice; Grey, James; Hodgkin, Dorothy; Kornberg, Hans; Bragg, William Lawrence; Fell, Honor B.; Haddow, Alexander; Orr, John Boyd; Abercrombie, Michael; Auerbach, C.; Hayes, William; Jackson, Willis; Markham, R.; Pirie, N. W.; Porter, George Hornidge; Powell, Cecil Frank; Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart; Katz, Bernard; Robinson, Robert; Waddington, Conrad Hal; Adrian, Edgar Douglas; Synge, Richard L. M.; Lonsdale, Kathleen; Neuberger, Albert; Longuet-Higgins, Hugh C., King's College London; Office of the Prime Minister

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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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