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Finback whale, 1948-1956, n.d.

MS. Eng. b. 2014
Held at the Weston Library

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Folders C.161-162. Work by M.M. Bluhm. Two folders of calculations and charts for scaling factors, camera setting, intensities etc. for 3-dimensional structure of finback whale. Few dates.

Folders C.163-164. Work by M.M. Bluhm. Two folders of density sheets and contour maps.

Folder C.165. Work by P.J. Pauling. Calculations and notes on a, b, c projections, November 1954 - March 1955.

Folder C.166. Work by P.J. Pauling. Miscellaneous notes, calculations, contour maps etc., various dates August 1954 - March 1955.

Folder C.167. Work by Kendrew. "Whale Patterson fitting". Various diagrams and graphs of crystals at different angles, early contour maps. The folder is dated 1948-49 but one of the sets of drawings is dated 3 May 1952.

Folder C.168. Work by Kendrew. "Whale Structure Factors and Fouriers". Detailed calculations, graphs, tables of structure factors for various models. Most have a note by Kendrew summarising the results e.g. "not good enough to justify a Fourier", "no absolutely decisive improvement was obtained", "this looks pretty good" etc. Some sets of notes bear dates in February, March, May 1952.

Folder C.169. Work by Kendrew. "Whale Series a-n, IVC, D. Structure factor calculations". Similar material, in the order described. Also includes a project diary of work 13 June - 9 July, no year given. Perhaps 1952.


  • Creation: 1948-1956, n.d.


9 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. b. 2014

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/C.161-169

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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