Papers of M H F Wilkins: Wilkins’ laboratory notebook relating to DNA research

  • Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004 Seeds, William Etienne
Date:
1947-2000
Reference:
K/PP178/2/3
Part of:
Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)
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Papers of M H F Wilkins: Wilkins’ laboratory notebook relating to DNA research. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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The original material is held at King’s College London, Archives and Special Collections. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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Description

Maurice Wilkins’ laboratory notebook containing notes, diagrams and data relating to DNA research, including: notes by William Etienne (‘Bill’) Seeds on tissue sample results, and on the Burch reflecting microscope (possibly relating to Seeds and Wilkins’ article, ‘a simple reflecting microscope’, published in Nature, Aug 1949); notes relating to research on Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) crystals, 1949, including notes on Alexander Stokes’ theory of a helical structure; early microscope-based analysis of calf thymus DNA fibres supplied by Rudolf Signer, including data from birefringence experiments. Loose items include graphs, notes on experiments, specifications for a microscope and later photocopy notes, on the history of DNA research. Original volume title ‘Wilkins 1947 1951’.

Publication/Creation

1947-2000

Physical description

1 volume, 17 loose items

Copyright note

King's College London

Terms of use

Available at King’s College London, Archives and Special Collections, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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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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Location of original

The original material is held at King’s College London, Archives and Special Collections. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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