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Journal of Molecular Biology , 1957-1973

MS. Eng. c. 2593
Held at the Weston Library

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Founding Papers, 1957-1959.

Folder M.1. Correspondence, some with K. Jacoby (Academic Press) but mainly with colleagues on the desirability of a new journal, negotiations and terms of Kendrew's appointment, consent to Kendrew's acceptance of editorship by Peterhouse and (reluctantly) by H. Himsworth of Medical Research Council. Includes Kendrew's draft letter of 28 March 1958 to proposed members of Advisory Board explaining genesis of new journal and inviting support.

Folder M.2. Correspondence and papers with Academic Press and printers on publication of journal: cover design, typeface, specimen pages, publication arrangements.

Correspondence with Editors and Authors, 1958-1973.

Folder M.3. June 1958-1959.

Folder M.4. 1960-1963. Complaints of publication delays (especially from American Editors), contributions, statistics, fees, appointment of S. Brenner as Assistant Editor, changes in Editorial Board.

Folder M.5. 1964-1965. New appointments to Editorial Board, rapid growth of journal, editorial workload and fees.

Folder M.6. embership of Editorial Board: invitations to join declined or deferred, 1964-1973.

Folder M.7. Advisory Board: membership and changes, 1959, 1962, 1964.


  • Creation: 1957-1973


7 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2593

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/M.1-7

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