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Copied letter from Francis Crick to Michael Crick

Date
1953
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Description

A copy of the famous letter from Crick to his son Michael explaining his and Watson's discovery of the structure of DNA, 19 March 1953.

The letter is the earliest written description of the genetic mechanism, written before Crick and Watson's second Nature paper was drafted.

Publication/Creation

1953

Physical description

1 file

Acquisition note

This copy was given to the library in January 2005 by Dr Matt Ridley, and is included here in the Crick archive courtesy of Michael Crick.

Ownership note

The original of this letter is held by Francis Crick's son Michael Crick.

Location of duplicates

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


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