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Correspondence about Max Perutz's letter to "Science" describing the circumstances of the discovery of the structure of DNA, 1968-10-29 - 1969-06-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RNDL 2/4

Scope and Contents

Max Perutz's letter was drafted in response to the account of the discovery given in James Watson's book "The Double Helix". The correspondence concentrates particularly on the disputed circumstances in which a report produced by John Randall's MRC Biophysics Research Unit at King's College, London, was shown by Max Perutz to Francis Crick and James Watson in Cambridge.
Including correspondence with Max Perutz (10); Sir Lawrence Bragg (5); and Maurice Wilkins (4).


  • Creation: 1968-10-29 - 1969-06-05


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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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A copy of the report is preserved in RNDL 2/2/2.

Finding aid date

2005-12-22 09:34:01+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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