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Publications, 1958-1968

MS. Eng. c 2408
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General correspondence 1958-1968 arising from publications on myoglobin by Kendrew and collaborators, received from colleagues, authors, editors and publishers. Includes letters of congratulation, requests for reprints and photographs, permission to quote or reproduce material, letters of thanks, and some scientific exchanges related to or arising from published results and continuing work on myoglobin.

Folder C.278. 1958.

Folder C.279. 1959.

Folder C.280. January-May 1960.

Folder C.281. June-December 1960.

Folder C.282. 1961.

Folder C.283. January-May 1962.

Folder C.284. June-December 1962.

Folder C.285. January-May 1963.

Folder C.286. June-December 1963.

Folder C.287. 1964, 1968.

Folder C.288. Correspondence, August 1957 - January 1958, on the 6-Å resolution synthesis and its publication (with Bodo, Dintzis, Parrish, Wyckoff and Phillips) in Nature, 181, 1958.

Folder also includes a generous letter of congratulation from W.L. Bragg dated 17 August ("I feel I must write to say what a thrill it was to see your structure yesterday ... I did deeply appreciate your coming over so quickly to show it to me"), which suggests that "the other day" of Kendrew's letter, when the synthesis was actually completed, was 16 August.

Also included are letters to and from colleagues, and brief correspondence with Nature about publication.

Folder C.289. Correspondence on the 2-Å resolution synthesis and its publication. Bragg again writes enthusiastically ("I have been reading your paper and Perutz' with a real thrill ... the paper describing these results is all so fascinating and meaty that it would be a pity to cut any of it out"). Nature published the papers very rapidly, receiving the manuscripts in early January and publishing in the 13 February issue. Also includes a little correspondence with collaborators and colleagues.

Included here is the abstract of the paper "Progress with the 1.4-Å resolution myoglobin structure determination" by Watson, Kendrew, Coulter, Brändén, Phillips and Blake, presented at Sixth International Congress and Symposia of the International Union of Crystallography, Rome, 9-18 September 1963 (photocopy of supplement to Acta crystallogr., 16, 1963, A 81, kindly provided by D.C. Phillips). C.L. Coulter also presented papers on the research in 1962, but there is no fully written-up record of the 1.4-Å work.

Folder C.290. Series (a)-(h) and caption for Figure 18 pp.94-95 of "Crystal structure of myoglobin V", with Bodo, Dintzis and Wyckoff, Proc. Roy. Soc. 253, 1959.

Miscellaneous captions for exhibits.

Folder C.291. Circulation list for Kendrew's publications, c.1954-1958.


  • 1958-1968


14 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c 2408

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/C.278-291

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