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Miscellaneous, 1957-1971

MS. Eng. c. 2401
Held at the Weston Library

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Folder C.196. Correspondence, data, printouts, density sheets, contour maps, 1957, relating to checking 6-Å 3-dimensional Fourier synthesis obtained on EDSAC I against DEUCE computer at National Physical Laboratory. Includes EDSAC programs by D.W. Green, correspondence with J.S. Rollett July-October on 3-dimensional analysis, and a letter from Kendrew 7 December 1957 on 2-dimensional analysis explaining that "EDSAC 1 will be going off the air permanently any time now ... EDSAC 2 is at present in small pieces".

Folder C.197. "An examination of the helices in myoglobin". Manuscript draft for a paper so titled, with 6 tables and 3 figures, in the hand of H.C. Watson, n.d. but 1960 or later.

Also included is a brief outline by Kendrew for the paper under the title "The helical segments of polypeptide in myoglobin" and a note of two major collaborative papers intended for the series on "Structure of myoglobin" in Proc. Roy. Soc. of which I-V had been published 1950-1959. The two mentioned in the note are "VII a three-dimensional Fourier synthesis of sperm whale crystals at 2-Å resolution by Kendrew, Dickerson, Strandberg, Phillips and Shore" and "VIII Interpretation of a 2-Å Fourier by Kendrew, Phillips, Strandberg, Watson and ? Dickerson, Shore". These papers did not in fact appear and the work was published only in the shorter form of communications in Nature.

Folder C.198. Material on computer generated models for interpretation of three-dimensional syntheses. Mainly exchanges with M.O. Dayhoff on research proposal "Aids to interpretation of protein crystallography" 1962 (with comments by Watson and Bränden) and renewal 1965, publication of Atlas of Protein Sequence & Structure, later correspondence on probability research 1971.


  • 1957-1971


3 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2401

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/C.196-198

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