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Francis Crick

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About this work


This series contains material that belonged to Francis Crick, but was stored with Sydney Brenner's papers after Crick left MRC. The material is divided into 8 subseries: Correspondence, Candidates/Recommendations, Subjects, Photographs, Writings - By Crick, Manuscripts - By Others, Reprints, and Scientific Notes. Of note is a series of correspondence between Crick and Maurice Wilkins dating from the discovery of the Double Helix structure (Correspondence subseries), and a rolled document with sketches of base pairs that contributed Crick's "wobble hypothesis" (Scientific Notes suberies).



Physical description

19 boxes

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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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