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Trueblood, Kenneth N. and others, 1953-1954

MS. Eng. c. 7957/1

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Trueblood, an American crystallographer based at the University of California at Los Angeles, was a key collaborator in the research on Vitamin B12. His access to the large Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC) made rapid extensive calculations possible. This material was made available for the collection by G. Ferry, who had received it from Trueblood. Correspondence with other members of Hodgkin's and Trueblood's teams is also included, and there is a little personal material. (MSS. Eng. a. 2017, c. 5607-5621, d. 2818-2822, e. 2977-2978 in the main Hodgkin papers give a full account of the research, Ferry pp.258-263 describes key events. References to publications in the form Bibliog.)

Includes the note of 8 July 1953 on hotel writing paper with Trueblood's suggestions for collaborative work using the resources of SWAC, which launched the project (Ferry p.258); letters, cables, data.


  • 1953-1954


1 folder


MS. Eng. c. 7957/1

Former reference:

NCUACS 135/8/04 H.27

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