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Correspondence concerning Waddington's review of James Watson's book "The Double Helix", 1968

Identifier: Coll-41/5/4/2

Scope and Contents

The correspondence mainly involves various individuals, including Maurice Wilkins, Guido Pontecorvo and the Earl of Halsbury, responding to Waddington's review.


  • Creation: 1968

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form wherever noted.

Biographical / Historical

Watson's book - an account of his discovery with Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins of the double helix in 1953 - was published by Weidenfield and Nicolson in 1966. Waddington reviewed the book in the Sunday Times, 26 May 1968, under the title ‘Riding High on a Spiral’.


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