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Nobel Prize

Part of
James D. Watson Collection
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The Nobel Prize series consists of congratulatory letters and telegrams, correspondence, Harvard University News Office press releases, newspaper clippings, postcards, and items related to the awards dinner such as Dr. Watson’s handwritten notes of his banquet speech, drafts of his Nobel lecture, the Nobel itinerary, and photographs. Telegrams and congratulatory letters include those sent by prominent scientists and Nobel Laureates such as Alfred D. Hershey, Salvador Luria, and Sydney Brenner. Also included within these congratulatory messages are those sent by politicians (including Senator Edward Kennedy), family members, friends, former students, and colleagues. The series is organized into 4 subseries:

1. Correspondence (1962-1963)

2. Congratulatory Correspondence (1962-1963)

3. Lectures, Programs, Ephemera (1960-1963, 1980)

4. Clippings (1962-1963)



Physical description

3 boxes

Copyright note

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Location of duplicates

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

Terms of use

Open and available at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives.

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