Francis Crick Personal Papers, 1935-2007 (MSS 0660)

Restrictions: In accordance with state and federal laws, the following restrictions apply: Box 13, Folder 12 until 2026; and Box 13, Folder 17 until 2054. Original media formats are restricted; researchers may request user copies in advance of their visit.

Extent: 14.6 Linear feet (32 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes, 2 oversize folders and 4 map case folders) + 2.04 GB of digital files

Digital Content

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Personal papers of British scientist and Nobel Prize winner Francis Harry Compton Crick, who co-discovered the helical structure of DNA with James D. Watson. The papers document Crick's family, social and personal life from 1938 until his death in 2004, and include letters from friends and professional colleagues, family members and organizations. The papers also contain photographs of Crick and his circle; notebooks and numerous appointment books (1946-2004); writings of Crick and others; film and television projects; miscellaneous certificates and awards; materials relating to his wife, Odile Crick; and collected memorabilia.

Francis Harry Compton Crick was born on June 8, 1916 in Weston Favell, a district of Northampton, in central England. Crick was the eldest of the two sons of Harry Crick (1878-1948) and Anne Elizabeth Crick (née Wilkins) (1879-1955). His father and uncle ran the leather boot and shoe factory founded by their father, Walter D. Crick, an amateur naturalist. The elder Crick wrote a survey of local foraminifera (single-celled protists with shells), corresponded with Charles Darwin, and had two gastropods (snails or slugs) named after him.

Crick attended Northampton Grammar School and the non-conformist Protestant Congregational Church. At age 14, he won a scholarship to the Mill Hill School, a private boarding school in North London that his father and three uncles had also attended.

At age 18, Crick attended University College in London (UCL). In 1937, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree, second honors, in Physics with a minor in mathematics. With family financial aid, Crick began graduate study at UCL until the outbreak of World War II interrupted his studies. Crick's war work involved research on magnetic and acoustic mines for the British Admiralty. Briefly, he worked for Naval Intelligence at Whitehall in London. In 1940, he married Ruth Doreen Dodd, a UCL English Literature undergrad, and their son, Michael, was born during an air raid on November 25, 1940.

After the war, Crick decided to move from physics to study "the division between the living and the non-living,'' choosing the field of study today termed molecular biology. In 1947, he accepted work at the Strangeways Laboratory that he later described as his "apprenticeship in biology." In 1949, Crick joined the Medical Research Council (MRC) as a Cavendish Laboratory scientist and, at age 33, once again became a graduate student. Four years later, he obtained his PhD from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

In 1949, Crick married Odile Speed (born 8-11-1920 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, daughter of a British jeweler, Alfred Valentine Speed, and a French mother, Marie-Therese Josephine Speed (nee Jaeger)). Odile was an art student at St. Martin's School of Art in London, in Paris, and was studying in Vienna when German troops entered that city. She served as a WREN (Women's Royal Naval Service) officer whose activities included driving trucks, code-breaking, and translating German documents. She met Francis in 1945 at the Admiralty. The Cricks lived in a small flat called the Green Door above a tobacconist shop in Cambridge. Their first daughter, Gabrielle, was born in 1951, followed by Jacqueline in 1954.

In 1952, Crick began his collaboration with James Watson that resulted in establishing the structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Later, both would share the 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine with Maurice Wilkins for these discoveries.

The Cricks traveled frequently around the globe to symposiums and to give lectures. He was a visiting lecturer at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Harvard University, UC Berkeley's virus laboratory, the University of Rochester, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Crick was also, from almost its inception, a visiting fellow at the Salk Institute of Biological Sciences in La Jolla, CA each February. In 1960, funded partly by the Lasker Foundation Prize, the Crick's visited Mont Blanc and enjoyed a month-long stay in a Tangier villa. Often Crick would then travel on alone to a scientific meeting. Later, the Cricks would travel on speaking tours to Japan, Thailand, India, and vacation in Geneva, Zurich, Paris and French Polynesia. The family took up boating when Crick bought first a half-share of a 47-foot Sparkman & Stephens yacht, then later a Bertram power boat named the Eye of Heaven. Vacations then regularly included the Greek Islands.

The year 1962 brought honors and promotions. Crick received the Nobel Prize and the family traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the festivities including dinner with King Gustaf VI. At the MRC, Crick became a joint head of the newly founded MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

In the 1960s, Crick, along with Paul McCartney, Graham Greene and others collaborated to urge cannabis legal reform. Unafraid of controversy, Crick, an outspoken atheist and associated with various humanist organizations, sponsored an essay contest on what might be done with the Cambridge College chapels.

Nobel fame brought television, movie and book offers. In 1968, Watson published his best seller, The Double Helix. In the 1970s, Crick and Watson agreed to participate in the making of the documentary, DNA Story. In 1987, the BBC released Life Story, a 106-minute dramatic television program which was well-received in Britain and in America. In 1971, Crick and Leslie Orgel created the hypothesis of "directed Panspermia" (the idea that genetic materials may have been purposely spread by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization). This led to one of Crick's four books: Life Itself: Its Origin And Nature (1981). Crick wrote 130 published papers as well as three other books: Of Molecules And Men (1966), What Mad Pursuit (1988), and The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search For The Soul (1994).

1976 marked the beginning of the family's transition to California. First, Crick visited during an eight-month sabbatical and then accepted Salk's offer to become the Kieckhefer Professor at the Institute. The Cricks moved to coastal California and later bought land eighty-five miles east in the desert town of Borrego Springs where he built a house and enjoyed desert gardening.

In 1994-1995, Crick served as President of the Salk Institute but resigned after having heart surgery in 1995. In 2001, Crick was diagnosed with colon cancer. He continued to work and was able to attend many of the functions associated with the 50th anniversary of the double helix discovery. He died at age 88 on July 28, 2004.

Among the many honors beyond the Nobel Prize, Crick was awarded the Prix Charles Leopold Meyer, the Gairdner Foundation's Award of Merit, the Warren Triennial Prize Lecture, Foreign Honorary Membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, fellowships from UCL, Churchill College, Gonville and Caius College, and U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Royal Society, French Academy of Sciences and Irish Academy memberships.

Biographies include: M. Ridley, Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code (2006); P. Strathern, Crick, Watson, and DNA (1999); H.F. Judson, The Eighth Day of Creation (expanded ed. 1996); J.D. Watson, The Double Helix (1968); and Robert Olby, Francis Crick: Hunter of Life's Secrets (2009).

Personal papers of Francis Crick, the British molecular biologist, biophysicist, neuroscientist, and Nobel Prize winner who co-discovered the helical structure of DNA with James D. Watson. The papers provide a glimpse of his social life and relationships with family, friends and colleagues. Largely a collection of correspondence dating from 1947 to 2005, the papers also contain personal documents, especially certificates and awards; notebooks and appointment books (1946-2004); photographs of Francis and Odile, his wife, as well as friends and scientific colleagues; personal business files related to property and projects; film and television projects; writings of Crick and of others; and memorabilia such as announcements and invitations, poems, portraits, newspaper clippings, receipts, wine lists, menus, and programs from scientific and theatrical events.

The accessions processed in 2007 and 2016 add correspondence to the collection, primarily from family members and friends, in addition to a small amount of condolence correspondence received by Odile Crick after Dr. Crick's death on July 28, 2004. Also included are sound and video recordings, and miscellaneous materials related to Odile Crick, who died on July 5, 2007.

Accession Processed in 2006

Arranged in ten series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 3) APPOINTMENT BOOKS, 4) NOTEBOOKS, 5) PHOTOGRAPHS, 6) SUBJECT FILES, 7) FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS, 8) WRITINGS, 9) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, and 10) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accession Processed in 2007

Arranged in four series: 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) CONDOLENCE CORRESPONDENCE, 13) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, and 14) ODILE CRICK MATERIALS.

Accessions Processed in 2016

Arranged in eight series: 15) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 16) CORRESPONDENCE, 17) SUBJECT FILES, 18) WRITINGS, 19) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 20) PHOTOGRAPHS, 21) SOUND RECORDINGS, and 22) VIDEO RECORDINGS.

Container List

Accession Processed in 2006

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Crick's personal correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, and condolence correspondence sent to Odile Crick after his death. Arranged in the following subseries: A) General, B) Unidentified, and C) Letters of Condolence.

A) General: Letters and greeting cards that date from 1947 to 2005. Family correspondence includes letters from his children, Michael, Gabrielle and Jacqueline; his wife Odile; as well as other relatives. The series includes a photocopy of Crick's March 19, 1953 letter to his son that explained the DNA discovery prior to Crick and Watson's publication in NATURE magazine in April of 1953. Other correspondence documents Crick's involvement with various humanist associations and fellow humanists such as C.P. Snow and a letter from Winston Churchill puzzling over Crick's stance regarding the building of a chapel at Churchill College, Cambridge. Included is correspondence with Crick's friend, mathematician Georg Kreisel, poet Michael McClure, historian Robert Olby, and scientists Max Perutz and Peter Pauling. Also included are letters from Edward C. Collingwood, a Royal Society fellow and mathematician, who was Crick's naval superior during the war years, and later a mentor; and artist Howard J. Morgan who drew Crick's portrait for the National Portrait Gallery in London. Arranged alphabetically.

B) Unidentified: Letters that lack a surname and are filed by first name.

C) Letters of Condolence: Letters and condolence cards received after Crick's death in 2004. Condolences were received from scientists around the globe, from other Nobel Prize recipients, as well as friends, neighbors, family, and dignitaries. Arranged alphabetically

General

Box: 1 Folder: 1
A - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Adachi, Sumi, 1972 - 2001
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Allen, Robert F., Jr.
Box: 1 Folder: 4
American Public Health Association, Inc., 1960
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Andrade, E.N. da C., 1950 - 1968

Former professor.

Box: 1 Folder: 6
Arrhenius, Gustaf, 1986
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Azar, Mandana, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 8
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Bachmann, Lawrence P., 1988 - 2002
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Barnett, Leslie M., 1983 - 2002
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Bates, David R., 1972 - 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Bearman, L.
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Beatty, Countess Diane, 1969 - 1970
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Bendell, Alfred G., 1990 - 2002
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Benirschke, Kurt, 1994 - 1995

[See also First Thursday Club correspondence.]

Box: 1 Folder: 16
Blackburn, Derek
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Bogen, Joseph, 1995 - 1996
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Bonnaud, Evelyne, 1988 - 1998
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Borucka, Alina, 1968
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Bouratinos, E., 1974 - 1992
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Brachet, J., 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Braitenberg, Carla and Zeno, 1971
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Braxton, Maria Lang, 1972 - 2001
Box: 1 Folder: 24
British Broadcasting Corporation, 1953 - 1975

Includes outline of the program Genetics with Crick.

Box: 1 Folder: 25
British Humanist Association, 1963 - 1969

Contains correspondence regarding essay prize sponsored by Crick on the subject, "What can be done with College Chapels." Includes correspondence from E.M. Forster, who consented to be a judge and urged that Crick's sponsorship not be anonymous, a typescript of the winning essay, and newspaper photographs of the winner, P.J. Lewis.

Box: 1 Folder: 26
Bronowski, Jacob, 1964 - 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Bruce, J., 1960
Box: 1 Folder: 28
Bryan, Felicity
Box: 1 Folder: 29
Buracas, Elena, 1997
Box: 1 Folder: 30
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 31
Cambridge Humanists, 1955 - 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 32
Cambridge Philosophical Society, 1948 - 1954
Box: 1 Folder: 33
Cambridge Review, 1966 - 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 34
Cambridge Sports Hall Appeal, 1971 - 1972
Box: 1 Folder: 35
Cambridge University Jewish Society, 1967
Box: 1 Folder: 36
Cameron, Marie, 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 37
Chen, Carton W., 1976 - 1977

Contains typescript manuscript of Chen's "A Quadruplex DNA Model and its Biological Significance," an inscribed copy of a revised version entitled, "Quadruplex Models for Palindromic DNA and Recombining DNA," correspondence, and a photocopy reprint of Stewart McGavin's "Models of Specifically Paired Like (Homologous) Nucleic Acid Structures."

Box: 1 Folder: 38
Chernin, L.S., 1971
Box: 1 Folder: 39
Christensen, Milane
Box: 1 Folder: 40
Chu, Barbara, 1967
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Churchill College, Cambridge, 1960 - 1976

Contains letter dated October 9, 1961 from Winston Churchill questioning Crick's objection to the building of a chapel at the college.

Box: 2 Folder: 2
Churchland, Patricia and Paul, 1991 - 2004
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Cohen, Becky, 1992 - 2001
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Cohn, Judith D., 1974
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Colinvaux, Raoul, 1948 - 1962

Legal correspondent of The Times (London) and school friend (Mill Hill).

Box: 2 Folder: 6
Collingwood, Edward, 1947 - 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Cooper, Judith
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Cornish, Elizabeth, 1947 - 1977
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Cornish, Peter J., 1955 - 1989
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Cotton, Peter B., 1975
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Cowan, Pauline, 1948 - 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Crick, Annie Elizabeth (mother)

Contains last will and testament and newspaper death notice.

Box: 2 Folder: 13
Crick, Anthony Foster (brother), 1949 - 1959
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Crick, Anthony Foster - Estate, 1963 - 1971

Includes correspondence and deed of settlement.

Box: 2 Folder: 15
Crick, Anthony Frederick, 1978

Contains correspondence from doctor who inadvertently received correspondence meant for Crick's brother.

Box: 2 Folder: 16
Crick, Arthur (uncle), 1951 - 1955
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Crick, Bernard
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Crick, David (nephew), 1972 - 1973
Box: 2 Folder: 19
Crick, Francis

Drafts of letters.

Box: 2 Folder: 20
Crick, Gabrielle (daughter), 1963 - 2004
Box: 2 Folder: 21
Crick, Harry

Includes funeral program, obituary note and eulogy by Rev. Owen Butler.

Box: 2 Folder: 22
Crick, Jacqueline (daughter), 1967 - 2003
Box: 2 Folder: 23
Crick, Kindra (granddaughter), 2004

Contains photograph of Francis and Kindra.

Box: 2 Folder: 24
Crick, Michael Francis Compton (son), 1951 - 1984

Contains photocopies of letters from father to son explaining DNA double helix discovery prior to its publication in Nature.

Crick, Odile (wife)
Box: 2 Folder: 25
1947 - 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 1-2
1960 - 1989, undated
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Crick, Walter Drawbridge (grandfather) (1857-1903)

Obituary note.

Box: 3 Folder: 4
Crockett, Freda, 1968
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Crombie, A.C., 1961
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Crosfield, John F., 1994 - 1997
Box: 3 Folder: 7
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Danielli, Jim
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Darking, June, 1990
Box: 3 Folder: 10
De Sanctis, Rodolfo, 1965 - 1973
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Delbruck, Manny
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Delta Squared V Club
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Dickins, Winifred (paternal aunt), 1949 - 1985
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Dodd, Ruth Doreen (first wife), 1959 - 1996
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Dougall, Bob, 1948 - 1973

BBC radio and television reporter.

Box: 3 Folder: 16
January, Douglas L., 1952 - 1959

Cambridge real estate agent for the purchase and sale of the Portugal Place residence and regarding land at Barton Road. [See also Residence file in Series 6 SUBJECT FILES].

Box: 3 Folder: 17
Dubinin, N.P.
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Duncan, Ronald, 1968 - 1978

Contains manuscript of poem entitled, "Man (Chapter 2)," dedicated to Francis Crick. Includes correspondence with Miranda Weston-Smith, Duncan's collaborator and editor of Duncan's letters and an annotated typescript of Crick's contribution to The Encyclopedia of Ignorance entitled, "Developmental Biology."

Box: 3 Folder: 19
Duthie, Graeme, 1992
Box: 3 Folder: 20
E - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Eckhart, Walter, ca. 1970s

Contains photocopies of reprints of Harumi Kasamatsu, Donald L. Robertson and Jerome Vinogard on mitochondrial DNA.

Box: 3 Folder: 22
Egon, N.R., 1950 - 1952
Box: 3 Folder: 23
Ellison, Jan, 1952
Box: 3 Folder: 24
Elworthy, Frank W., 1972
Box: 3 Folder: 25
Empedocles, Louise, 1968
Box: 3 Folder: 26
Eshag, Eprime, 1956 - 1998
Box: 3 Folder: 27
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 28
Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1960
Box: 3 Folder: 29
Fairchild, B.M., 1967
Box: 3 Folder: 30
Farrar, Kent
Box: 3 Folder: 31
Fay, [?] Amy, 1947
Box: 3 Folder: 32
Few and Kester, Solicitors, 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 33
Finbow, Pauline, 1968 - 2003
Box: 3 Folder: 34
First Thursday Club, 1989 - 2004

Contains correspondence regarding dinner and discussion group of which Crick was a founding member along with S. Lakoff, L. Orgel, E. Schneour and C. Thomas. [See also Charles A. Thomas correspondence.]

Box: 3 Folder: 35
Carlo Erba Fondazione, 1974 - 1976
Box: 3 Folder: 36
Fost, Harold and family, 1988 - 2002
Box: 3 Folder: 37
Fouracre, Ronald, 1947 - 1973

[See also DNA Story under Series 7 - FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS.]

Box: 3 Folder: 38
Fox, Wilfred, 1967 - 1972
Box: 3 Folder: 39
Fraser of Lonsdale, Lord, 1971 - 1973
Box: 3 Folder: 40
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 41
Gamow, Geo, 1954
Box: 3 Folder: 42
Gampell, M.S., 1971
Box: 3 Folder: 43
Gayer-Anderson, John
Oversize: FB-447 Folder: 1
Gaynor, Christopher, 1976 - 1977

Contains photocopy of musical score entitled, "Ancestors" with inscription to Crick, dated 1977. Includes photocopy of a song entitled, "Ear-Songs" also inscribed to Crick, dated 1976.

Box: 3 Folder: 44
Gold, Tommy
Box: 3 Folder: 45
Goldberg, Milton, 1970
Box: 3 Folder: 46
Golob, Paul, 1989
Box: 3 Folder: 47
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1950 - 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Gottesfeld, Joel, 1977
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Gray, James, 1960
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Gray, Pam, 1948 - 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Green, Alfred Rozelaar, 2002
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Grey, Henrietta, 1973
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Gunn, Betty, 1952 - 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Guppy, Shusha, 1967 - 1969

Contains program of the Molecule Club's performance of "Why What Now" performed at the Mermaid Theatre, ca. 1968. The Club's aim was to stage performances "to awaken the interest of children" to science.

Box: 4 Folder: 8
Gutfreund, Herbert, 1951 - 1989
Box: 4 Folder: 9
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Haitinger, Anne Marie, 1956 - 1958

"Former au pair girl to the Crick family in Cambridge, probably 1955-1956" [supplied by Robert Olby].

Box: 4 Folder: 11
Hamilton, Hamish, 1964
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Hamilton, Leonard D., 1967 - 1972
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Hammond, Edie, 1948
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Henderson, Judith, 1966 - 1967
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Hendler, Sheldon Saul, 1988
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Hensman, Jackson, and Chamberlain, 1949
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Hockey and Son, 1959
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Holdra, Judy, 1960
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Hollander, John, 1968

Contains reprint of poem entitled "Five Shaped Poems," a signed and autographed typescript of "Midwinter Leaves," and "A Shape of Life" inscribed "for Francis Crick."

Box: 4 Folder: 20
Houser, John, 1998 - 2000

American painter and sculptor who sculpted bust of Crick.

Box: 4 Folder: 21
Hughes, Arthur and Shirley, 1949 - 1952
Box: 4 Folder: 22
Hunt, John
Box: 4 Folder: 23
Hurter, Roxane de, 1994
Box: 4 Folder: 24
Huxley, Andrew, 1960
Box: 4 Folder: 25
Huxley, Hugh, 2000 - 2001

Contains photocopy of newspaper article about the sale of Crick papers from the Daily Telegraph dated December 6, 2001.

Box: 4 Folder: 26
I - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 27
Institut Pasteur, 1958

Contains program listing Crick as a presenter on "Relations entre prophage et chromosome bacterien. Transduction." In French.

Box: 4 Folder: 28
International Committee for the Liberation of Dr. M. Stern
Box: 4 Folder: 29
J - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 30
JBS Associates Limited, 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 31
Jagannathan, Suchitra, 1987 - 1988
Box: 4 Folder: 32
Johnston, Kimball, 1968
Box: 4 Folder: 33
Jonak, Jim

Undated.

Box: 4 Folder: 34
Jukes, Thomas H., 1971 - 1996
Box: 4 Folder: 35
Jumsai, Sumet, 1985 - 2000
Box: 4 Folder: 36
K - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 37
Kapitza Club, 1951 - 1957
Box: 4 Folder: 38
Karstens, Renee, 1960 - 1963

"French au pair for the Cricks in Cambridge." [supplied by Odile Crick].

Box: 4 Folder: 39
Kendrew, John, 1951 - 1977
Box: 4 Folder: 40
Kent, R.L., 1972
Box: 4 Folder: 41
Khorana, Har Gobind, 1989 - 1995
Box: 4 Folder: 42
Kings College, Cambridge, 1961 - 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 43
Kingscote-Billinge, L., 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 44
Kirkpatrick, Susan, 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 45
Kirsti-Simomsuuri, Kiti, 1981 - 2004
Box: 4 Folder: 46
Klima, Ed and Ursula Bellugi-Klima, 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 47
Klug, Aaron, 1976 - 1977

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, memorandum, diagrams, and photographs regarding the structure of chromatin (a complex of DNA and protein found inside the nuclei of eukaryotic cells.)

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Klug, Aaron, 1977 - 2004

Contains correspondence, photographs, memorandum, and reprint photocopies. Includes Klug's Heineken Prize Lecture dated April 28, 1979 and reprint of Klug's "The Discovery of the DNA Double Helix," published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, January 2004, with Crick's typescript comments.

Box: 5 Folder: 2
Kornberg, Arthur, 1996
Box: 5 Folder: 3-10
Kreisel, Georg, 1947 - 1994
Box: 6 Folder: 1-7
Kreisel, Georg, 1995 - 2003, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 8
L - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 9
La Jolla Country Day School, 1982 - 1983

Contains photocopy of newspaper article regarding Crick's appearance at the school.

Box: 6 Folder: 10
Lane, Miriam, 1973
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Lappi, Darlene and Doug, 1984 - 1995
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Lawrence, Peter and Birgitta Haraldson, 1985 - 1995
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Leicester Secular Society, 1972 - 1973
Box: 6 Folder: 14
Leith, Peter, 1972
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Levitt, Michael, 1977

Contains correspondence regarding Levitt's computational work on the structure of DNA including graphs and tables.

Box: 6 Folder: 16
Lewis, Carol M., 1968
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Little, Barbara and Bert
Box: 6 Folder: 18
Logothetis, Nikos and Yanna, ca. 1990s
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Loulken, Sheila, 1951
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Luskin, Marla B., 1986 - 1999
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Luzzati, Vittorio
Box: 7 Folder: 4
M - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Maddox, John, 1973 - 1974
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Marr, David, 1978 - 1979

Contains handwritten and carbon copy typescripts of Crick replies.

Box: 7 Folder: 7
Marrian, D.H., 1972
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Marris, Robin, 1991 - 1994
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Maskell, Jennifer, 1968 - 1970

Former secretary at MRC Laboratory, Cambridge [supplied by Odile Crick].

Box: 7 Folder: 10
Matthews, M., 1972
Box: 7 Folder: 11
May, Mona, 1958
McClure, Michael
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Contains "Dream Table", 1965
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Contains a poem entitled "The Surge," a bound book signed for Francis Crick, 1969
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Includes a photocopy of the poem "Xes" with the first page inscribed to Crick, 1970 - 1971
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Contains correspondence regarding a symposium on McClure, a handwritten and typewritten paper by Crick on McClure entitled, "The Poetry of Michael McClure: A Scientist's View" and a copy of Margins which contains the symposium papers, 1974
Box: 7 Folder: 16
Includes photocopy of the poem "We", undated
Box: 7 Folder: 17
Includes broadside poem entitled, "Oh Accident", undated
Box: 7 Folder: 18
Includes photocopy of the poem "Listen, Lawrence, It's Time to Re-Figure", undated
Box: 7 Folder: 19
Contains typescript of "Antechamber" inscribed to Francis Crick, 1978 - 2005
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Contains pamphlet poem entitled, "Letter", 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 21
Contains correspondence and announcements of poetry readings, 1979 - 1980
Box: 7 Folder: 22
Contains broadside poem entitled, "Little Ode", 1980
Box: 7 Folder: 23
Contains printed copy of Poetry Flash, No. 94, featuring a photograph of Gregory Corso and Michael McClure from the Bandaged Poet Series, 1981
Box: 7 Folder: 24
Contains photocopy of broadside entitled, "Miracle or Crime: The Whole Man Swears, 'I'm here and Born of Fear that Wears the Teeth of Bravery'", 1986 - 1987
Box: 7 Folder: 25
1987 - 1991
Oversize: FB-447 Folder: 1
Oversized material. Contains broadside entitled, "Berkeley Song" with inscription to Francis and Odile Crick, 1988
Box: 7 Folder: 26
Contains a flyer announcement of a McClure and Ray Manzarek poetry reading, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 27
Contains pamphlet poem entitled, "Rain Haiku" with an additional handwritten poem and McClure's signature, 1992
Box: 7 Folder: 28
Contains announcement of reading at La Jolla Cultural Society, 2000
Box: 7 Folder: 29
Contains correspondence and copy of poem entitled, "Double Moire: for Francis Crick," and broadside of poem, "November Hillside", 2003 - 2005
Oversize: MC-006-02
Oversized materials. Contains broadside of "Peyote Poem," photocopy of article "Moments Freed from Time," published in Perspectives (1998), a poetry reading announcement for "Polymorphous Pirates" at the Magic Theatre in Berkeley, and a broadside poem entitled, "A Canon for Francis Crick," authored and signed by Michael C. Ford, 1958 - 1972
Box: 7 Folder: 30
McQuillen, Kenneth, 1962 - 1974
Box: 7 Folder: 31
Medawar, Peter, 1967
Box: 7 Folder: 32
Medical Research Council, 1951 - 1995
Box: 7 Folder: 33
Miller, Elaine, 1968
Box: 7 Folder: 34
Mitchison, Graeme, 2003 - 2004

Contains article reprint entitled, "Theory in Biology: Happy days here again?" for Current Biology by Mitchison, as well as Crick's reply.

Box: 7 Folder: 35
Mitchison, Murdoch, 1950 - 1953
Box: 7 Folder: 36
Moore, Ruth, 1960 - 1976
Box: 7 Folder: 37
Mor, Antonio, 1949 - 1950
Box: 7 Folder: 38
Morgan, Howard, 1980 - 1999

Contains correspondence regarding Morgan's portrait of Crick, a gallery exhibition program, invitations, and brochures.

Box: 7 Folder: 39
Morison, Patt, 1994
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Mosley, John, 1972 - 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 2
N - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Narda, Fatimah, 1976
Box: 8 Folder: 4
National Human Genome Research Institute, 2003

Contains email and agendas regarding Crick's involvement in "Scientific Symposium: From Double Helix to Human Sequence - and Beyond," and "Bringing the Genome to You."

Box: 8 Folder: 5
Neville, Helen, 1988 - 1993
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Nobel Prize Committees. Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, 1967
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Noll, Christopher J., 1972
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Noll, Hans, 1972 - 2003
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Nottingham and Notts Humanist Group, 1967
Box: 8 Folder: 10
O - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Olby, Robert, 1970 - 2003

Contains photocopy of a June 23, 1970 letter from Linus Pauling commenting on facts in an Olby article draft and two photographic prints of the "198A repeat" by Zalin and Spei [?].

Box: 8 Folder: 12
Oppenheimer, Steve, 1988
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Orgel, Alice, 1959 - 1975
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Orgel, Leslie, 1963 - 1971
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Orion Society
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Orr, M.H.L., 1961
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Oster, Gerald, 1986 - 1992
Box: 8 Folder: 18
O'Sullivan, Valerie, 1991 - 1998
Box: 8 Folder: 19
P - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Parnes, Vera, 1972
Box: 8 Folder: 21
Paterson, David
Box: 8 Folder: 22
Pauling, Linus, 1954 - 1961
Box: 8 Folder: 23
Pauling, Peter, 1993 - 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 24
Perham, Richard, 1967 - 1974
Box: 8 Folder: 25
Perutz, Max and family, 1958 - 2003

Contains reprint from the New Yorker dated October 7, 1993 of Perutz' review of book on Leo Szilard and correspondence from Perutz' daughter, Vivien, and son, Robin, after his death.

Box: 8 Folder: 26
Petitto, Laura, 1987 - 1990
Box: 8 Folder: 27
Petrova, Marina, 1971
Box: 8 Folder: 28
Pfeiffer, John, 1959
Box: 8 Folder: 29
Playboy Magazine, 1968 - 1971
Box: 8 Folder: 30
Plowden, Julian
Box: 8 Folder: 31
Pohl, William, 1977 - 1981
Box: 8 Folder: 32
Pollen, Dan, 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 33
Pontecorvo, G., 1957 - 1971
Box: 8 Folder: 34
Pope, Frances L., 1989
Box: 8 Folder: 35
Popham, Theresa
Box: 8 Folder: 36
Popper, Karl, 1976
Box: 8 Folder: 37
Prezenick, George
Box: 8 Folder: 38
R - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 39
Raacke, Dorothea, 1961
Box: 8 Folder: 40
Raacke, I.D., 1977

Contains photocopied typescript entitled, "Protein Hormones and the Eukaryotic Genome," and a reprint of "The Die is Cast: I am Going Home: The Appointment of Herbert McLean Evans as Head of Anatomy at Berkeley."

Box: 8 Folder: 41
RELEASE, 1972

Cannabis law reform organization.

Box: 8 Folder: 42
Rich, Alexander, 1967
Box: 8 Folder: 43
Ridley, Matt and Anya, 1994 - 2002

Crick biographer.

Box: 8 Folder: 44
Rinaldini, Luis M., 1950 - 1999
Box: 8 Folder: 45
Robertson, A.J., 1976
Box: 8 Folder: 46
Rodley, G.A., 1977
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Roller-Massar, Ann, 1957 - 1974
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Rosenblith, Walter, 1960 - 1971
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Roskies, Adina, 1989 - 1995
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Rothschild, Lord, 1973
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Royal Society, 1972 - 1978
Box: 9 Folder: 6
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Saint Phalle, Niki de, 1997 - 2001
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Salk, Jonas, 1964

Contains telegram advising Crick of Leo Szilard's death.

Box: 9 Folder: 9
Sanderson, Ruth and Barbara, 1947 - 1948
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Savidis, George, 1951 - 1954
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Schneefuss, Fanny, 1956
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Schubert, Dave, 1996
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Sejnowski, Beatrice and Terry, 1990

Includes manuscript draft prayer for wedding service by Crick.

Box: 9 Folder: 14
Sharman, C. (aunt), 1960
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Shoma, Luu
Box: 9 Folder: 16
Siegelmann, Hava, 1996 - 2000
Box: 9 Folder: 17-18
Simonsuuri, Kirsti, 1973 - 2003
Box: 9 Folder: 19
Sirtori, Carlo, 1986 - 1991
Box: 9 Folder: 20
Snow, Charles P. (Lord and Lady), 1959 - 1973

Contains annotated carbon copy typescript of Snow's "The Two Cultures: Another Look," dated August 15, 1963 and the 1959 reprint of "The Two Cultures and The Scientific Revolution."

Box: 9 Folder: 21
Solomon, A.K., 1972
Box: 9 Folder: 22
Society for Visiting Scientists, 1948 - 1949
Box: 9 Folder: 23
Southwell, Corinna Clover Felicity, 1959
Box: 9 Folder: 24
Speed, Marie-Therese (Odile's mother), 1949 - 1951
Box: 9 Folder: 25
Speed, Philippe and Marguerite (Odile's brother), 1993
Box: 9 Folder: 26
St. Catharine's Cumberland Lodge, 1961 - 1967
Box: 9 Folder: 27
Starr, Chuck M., 1971 - 1972
Box: 9 Folder: 28
Stein, Jean, 1994

Editor of Grand Street, poetry magazine founded in 1981 by Ben Sonnenberg and ceased publication in 2004.

Box: 9 Folder: 29
Steiner, Ursula and Ted, 1974
Box: 9 Folder: 30
Stent, Gunther Siegmund, 1959 - 1998
Box: 9 Folder: 31
Stoffel, Max, 1960
Box: 9 Folder: 32
Stoker, Michael G.P., 1971
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Stranton, Betty, 1978 - 1990
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Suginoma, Yukiko, 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 3
T - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Taylor, Geoffrey
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Temberly, Neville, 1959
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Thomas, Charles A., 1985 - 1995

[See also First Thursday Club correspondence].

Box: 10 Folder: 7
Thompson, W.D.R., 1971
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Thornton, Helene, 1987 - 1994

Contains photographs of her artwork.

Box: 10 Folder: 9
The Times, 1973 - 1976

Contains correspondence from various journalists and article photocopies in regard to a future obituary of Maurice Wilkins for which Crick comments were solicited.

Box: 10 Folder: 10
Tirado, Lidia, 1987
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Todd, Alexander
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Tomlin, E.W.F
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Tonegawa, Mayumi Yoshinari, 1995 - 1996
Box: 10 Folder: 14
Trudgian, Jenny, 1967 - 1972
Box: 10 Folder: 15
Tsaner, R., 1971
Box: 10 Folder: 16
Tupp, Sue Ervin, 1960
Box: 10 Folder: 17
U - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Union Society, Cambridge, 1967 - 1975
Box: 10 Folder: 19
University College London, 1949 - 1968
Box: 10 Folder: 20
University of Cambridge, 1953 - 1976
Box: 10 Folder: 21
University of Leicester, 1972
Box: 10 Folder: 22
University of York, 1973
Box: 10 Folder: 23
Unwin, Janet, 1972 - 1993
Box: 10 Folder: 24
V - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 25
Vick, Elizabeth, 1957 - 1975
Box: 10 Folder: 26
Vidman, D.B., 1949
Box: 10 Folder: 27
Vokes, Rachel, 1992 - 1994
Box: 10 Folder: 28
W - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 29
Walden, Leonard, 1972
Box: 10 Folder: 30
Waring, Mike J., 1978
Box: 10 Folder: 31
Wassmuth, James, 1977
Box: 10 Folder: 32
Watson, James D., 1953 - 2003

Includes typescript photocopy of nominations of Seymour Benzer, Sidney Brenner, and Charles Yanofsky for the Nobel Prize written by Watson and a March 12, 1970 typescript nominating Sydney Brenner for the Gregor Mendel Medal, possibly written by Crick.

Box: 10 Folder: 33
Webb, Sarah Mae, 1971 - 1972
Box: 10 Folder: 34
Wiggins, Jim
Box: 10 Folder: 35
Wilkins and Darking, Ltd., 1968
Box: 10 Folder: 36
Wilkins, Ethel M. (aunt), 1949 - 1971
Box: 10 Folder: 37
Wilkins, June (cousin)
Box: 10 Folder: 38
Wilkins, Maurice H.F., 1954 - 2004
Box: 10 Folder: 39
Wilkins, Michael, 1951 - 1956
Box: 10 Folder: 40
Wilkins, Philip (cousin), 1969
Box: 10 Folder: 41
Williams, Carl, 1973
Box: 10 Folder: 42
Williams, Hans, 1966
Box: 10 Folder: 43
Williams, Ronald, 1971 - 1994
Box: 10 Folder: 44
Winhart, Olive, 1950
Box: 10 Folder: 45
Wittet, Peggy, 1948 - 1994
Box: 10 Folder: 46
Wolfenden, Joan, 1994
Box: 10 Folder: 47
Wolkonsky, Peter, 1995
Box: 10 Folder: 48
Wright, Alex, 1995
Box: 10 Folder: 49
Wright, H. Dudley, 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 50
Wulff, Erich, 1964

Contains correspondence from doctor who was a member of West German medical mission in Vietnam.

Box: 10 Folder: 51
Yates, Elaine, 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 52
Yianilos, Kerry, 1993
Box: 10 Folder: 53
Yoon, Myong G., 1977

Includes curriculum vitae and research plans.

Box: 11 Folder: 1
Z - Miscellaneous
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Zelenin, Alexander
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Zhang, Shuguang, 2003 - 2004

Unidentified

Box: 11 Folder: 4
A - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 5
B - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 6
C - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 7
D - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 8
E - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 9
F - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 10
G - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 11
H - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 12
J - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 13
K - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 14
L - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 15
M - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 16
N - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 17
O - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 18
P - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 19
R - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 20
S - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 21
V - Firstname
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Unidentified

Letters of Condolence

Box: 11 Folder: 23
Condolence letter list, 2004

Contains list used by Odile Crick to respond to condolences.

Box: 11 Folder: 24
A - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences; John Allman, California Institute of Technology neuroscientist; Gustaf Arrhenius, Scripps Institution of Oceanography oceanographer; and Professor Jan Atkinson, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London.

Box: 11 Folder: 25
B - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Horace Barlow, British visual neuroscientist; Seymour Benzer, neuroscientist, California Institute of Technology; May Brenner (wife of longtime friend and scientific collaborator, Sydney Brenner); and Mark Bretscher, cell biologist, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

Box: 11 Folder: 26
C - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Melvin Cohn, Salk Institute founding and resident Fellow; Edythe Crosfield (widow of John); and John Cairns, physician, molecular biologist and director of the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory (1963 - 1968).

Box: 11 Folder: 27
D - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Derek Denton, physiologist, educator and research director of the Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine; Paul Doty, Mallinckrodt Professor of Biochemistry, Harvard; and William F. Dove, George Streisinger Professor of Experimental Biology, University of Wisconsin, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Box: 11 Folder: 28
E - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Gerald Edelman, 1972 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on the immune system.

Box: 11 Folder: 29
F - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from United States Senator Diane Feinstein of California.

Box: 11 Folder: 30
G - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from the Gairdner Foundation; Francoise Gilot-Salk; Richard Gregory, Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol; and Roger Guillemin, 1977 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries concerning hormone peptide production in the brain.

Box: 11 Folder: 31
H - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Dr. Leonard D. Hamilton; Robert Haselkorn, Chemistry, University of Chicago; neuroscientist Stephen Heineman; Mahlon Hoagland, molecular biologist and co-discoverer of transfer RNA; Robin Holliday, discoverer of the RNA-related Holliday Junction; David H. Hubel, 1981 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning the visual system; and Hugh Huxley, British biologist and humanist.

Box: 11 Folder: 32
I - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Vernon M. Ingram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, known as the "father of molecular medicine."

Box: 11 Folder: 33
J - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Francois Jacob, 1965 Nobel Prize for discoveries of the genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis; and Sumet Jumsai, Thai architect and author. Includes photocopies of photographs of Crick and film director Roman Polanski at a dinner party in Thailand, ca. 1981.

Box: 11 Folder: 34
K - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Dr. Harvey J. Karten; Jerome Kohlberg, Chairman, Salk Institute; Arthur Kornberg, 1959 Nobel Prize for discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of DNA and RNA; Crick's longtime friend and mathematician Georg Kreisel; and Samuel Krimm, Department of Physics and Biophysics, University of Michigan.

Box: 11 Folder: 35
L - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Doug Lappi, University of California, San Diego biologist; Peter A. Lawrence, Medical Research Council, Cambridge; E.S. Lennox, Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research; and Richard Lerner, President, Scripps Research Institute.

Box: 12 Folder: 1
M - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from author Brenda Maddox; Dr. Nina V. and Dominic Michaelis; mathematician Graeme Mitchison with typescript of article, "Francis Crick (1916-2004): Recollections by Graeme Mitchison," published in the JOURNAL OF GENETICS, 2005; and artist Howard J. Morgan.

Box: 12 Folder: 2
N - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Peter M. Narins, University of California, Los Angeles Auditory Science Lab; and psychoanalyst Dr. Maryam Razavi and husband Howard Newman.

Box: 12 Folder: 3
O - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from George A. Ojemann, Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Steven B. Oppenheimer, Center for Cancer and Experimental Biology, California State University, Northridge.

Box: 12 Folder: 4
P - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Richard Perham, Master, St. John's College, Cambridge; Robin and Vivien Perutz, son and daughter of Max Perutz; and Salk Institute fellow, Tony Hunter, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory.

Box: 12 Folder: 5
R - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from ecological artist, Aviva Rahmani; Dr. Joe W. Ramsdell, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Crick personal physician; Matt Ridley, Crick biographer; Professor Judy Rosenblith (widow of Massachusetts Institute of Technology provost and brain researcher Walter A. Rosenblith); and Dr. Adina Roskies, Dartmouth neurophilosopher.

Box: 12 Folder: 6
S - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from mathematician and photographer Gunter Sachs; author and neurologist Oliver Sacks; Jonathan and Peter Salk (sons of Jonas); brain theorist Gordon Shaw; Elie A. Shneour, President, Biosystems Research Institute; and Salk Institute senior member Larry Swanson, and wife, Neely, romance language scholar and translator.

Box: 12 Folder: 7
T - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Dr. Charles A. Thomas, Jr., Mayo Clinic; Glauco P. Tocchini-Valentini, Institute of Cell Biology, National Research Council of Italy; and artist Millicent Tomkins.

Box: 12 Folder: 8
V - Miscellaneous
Box: 12 Folder: 9
W - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from Geoffrey M. Wahl, Salk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory with Dr. Barbara Parker, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego; and author Gina Wright.

Box: 12 Folder: 10
Z - Miscellaneous

Contains correspondence from neurobiologist Semir Zeki, University College, London; and Shuguang Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center of Biomedical Engineering.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Early student correspondence with Cambridge University regarding Crick's acceptance into a Ph.D. program, passports (1945 - 2008), award certificates and membership cards, Oxford pince-nez style eyeglasses and a wallet, announcements of Crick lectures and symposia participation, visa applications, and newspaper clippings about Crick. Personally identifiable materials in Box 13 have been restricted according to state and federal law.

Box: 12 Folder: 11
80th Birthday Celebration, 1996
Oversize: FB-447 Folder: 1
Announcement, Brain Sciences, 1983

Oversized material. Printed announcement of Crick lecture entitled, "Thinking About the Brain" as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in the Brain Sciences offered by Whitaker College of Health Sciences, Technology and Management, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on September 22, 1983.

Announcements and invitations
Box: 12 Folder: 12
1948 - 1989. Contains announcement for a Cambridge speech Crick gave in the 1950s (prior to receiving his Ph.D.) and a memorial program for Alfred Valentine Speed (Odile Crick's father)
Box: 12 Folder: 13
1990 - 2003. Contains memorial program for Jonas Salk
Box: 12 Folder: 14
Cambridge College, 1948 - 1952

Contains applications, library card, and Ph.D. program and thesis acceptance. [See also C - Miscellaneous in CORRESPONDENCE (Series 1A) regarding various Cambridge-related organizations].

Box: 12 Folder: 15
Certificates and identity, admission and membership cards, 1939 - 1974
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1963

Contains correspondence regarding Prime Minister Harold MacMillan's offer to submit Crick's name for appointment and Crick's handwritten draft of his refusal.

Box: 12 Folder: 17
Curriculum vitae and publication list
Box: 12 Folder: 18
Driving license, Great Britain, 1973 - 1976
Box: 12 Folder: 19
Eyeglasses - Oxford pince-nez style with case, undated
Institut de France, Academie des Sciences, 1962
Box: 12 Folder: 20
Correspondence regarding Crick's receipt of the Charles Leopold Mayer prize. In French
Oversize: FB-447 Folder: 1
Contains Charles Leopold Mayer prize certificate evidencing Crick's receipt of the Mayer prize. In French
Box: 12 Folder: 21
Memorial program, 2004

Includes a list of speakers and a short biography of Crick. Program was distributed at the Salk Institute memorial held on August 3, 2004.

Box: 12 Folder: 22
Newspaper clippings - Contains articles about Crick and his work
Oversize: MC-006-01
Newspaper clippings - Contains articles about Crick and his work
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Order of Merit Award (Buckingham Palace), 1991 - 2003

Contains correspondence regarding Crick's acceptance and participation in the prestigious British Order of Merit (O.M.) recognizing achievement in the arts, sciences and literature.

Passports, British
Box: 13 Folder: 2
1945 - 1955. Includes photocopy of laid-in New York Times article regarding DNA discovery

Includes photocopy of laid-in newspaper article regarding DNA discovery from the NEW YORK TIMES, dated June 13, 1953.

Box: 13 Folder: 3
1953 - 1963. Includes health vaccination certificate booklet
Box: 13 Folder: 4-7
1963 - 1998
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Passport, European Union, 1998 - 2008
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Questions in the Air, 1956

Program for a radio broadcast.

Box: 13 Folder: 10
Salk Institute, 1975 - 1981

Correspondence regarding decision to accept Kieckhefer Professorship, contract negotiations, press releases, resignation from the MRC and handwritten notes. Includes official offer to extend contract for additional three years dated January 21, 1981.

Box: 13 Folder: 11
Salk Institute Fellowship, 1961 - 1966

Contains correspondence, expense notes, air tickets and honorarium information.

Box: 13 Folder: 12
Social Security card and brochure, 1954

Contains original card, government brochure and 1976 application completed upon move to the United States.

Restrictions Apply

Box: 13 Folder: 13
United States visa and alien registration material, 1976

Contains photocopies of applications, correspondence with the United States Embassy in London, handwritten notes and an application for a social security card for Odile. Also includes telex from Crick stating he had lived continuously in the United States since September 10, 1976.

Box: 13 Folder: 14
University of California, Berkeley, 1959

Contains employment form for Crick's visit to the virus laboratory.

Box: 13 Folder: 15
Wallet
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Wedding announcement, 1949

Contains printed invitation from Odile's parents to Francis Crick, the "bridegroom."

APPOINTMENT BOOKS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 3) APPOINTMENT BOOKS: Forty-nine small pocket-sized appointment books with names, addresses, telephone numbers, appointment notations, miscellaneous laid-in notes, receipts and mailing paraphernalia.

Box: 13 Folder: 17
Pages removed from appointment books due to restriction of social security numbers of Crick and others, 1981 - 2004

Restrictions Apply

Box: 14 Folder: 1
1946 - Bound notebook with handwritten notes
Box: 14 Folder: 2
1949 - Loose pages with handwritten notes
Box: 14 Folder: 3
1952-1953 - Bound notebook with handwritten notes
Box: 14 Folder: 4
1954-1955 - Bound notebook with handwritten notes
Box: 14 Folder: 5
1955-1956 - Bound notebook with handwritten notes
Box: 14 Folder: 6
1956-1957 - Bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in receipt
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Appointment Book, 1957 - 1958

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 8
Appointment Book, 1959

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 9
Appointment Book, 1959 - 1960

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 10
Appointment Book, 1960 - 1961

Copy 1. Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 11
Appointment Book, 1960 - 1961

Copy 2. Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in receipts.

Box: 14 Folder: 12
Appointment Book, 1961 - 1962

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes. Includes laid-in card and note with addresses.

Box: 14 Folder: 13
Appointment Book, 1962 - 1963

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 14
Appointment Book, 1963 - 1964

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 15
Appointment Book, 1964 - 1965

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 16
Appointment Book, 1965 - 1966

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 17
Appointment Book, 1966 - 1967

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 18
Appointment Book, 1967 - 1968

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 19
Appointment Book, 1972 - 1973

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 20
Appointment Book, 1973 - 1974

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 21
Appointment Book, 1974 - 1975

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 22
Appointment Book, 1975 - 1976

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 23
Appointment Book, 1979

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 24
Appointment Book, 1980

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 25
Appointment Book, 1981

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in note.

Box: 14 Folder: 26
Appointment Book, 1982

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in note.

Box: 14 Folder: 27
Appointment Book, 1983

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 28
Appointment Book, 1984

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes for July through December only.

Box: 14 Folder: 29
Appointment Book, 1985

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in note.

Box: 14 Folder: 30
Appointment Book, 1986

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes. Includes laid-in contact information, lists, stamps and mailing paraphernalia.

Box: 14 Folder: 31
Appointment Book, 1987

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in notes and receipt.

Box: 14 Folder: 32
Appointment Book, 1988

Contains bound notebook with handwritten and laid-in notes.

Box: 14 Folder: 33
Appointment Book, 1989

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes.

Box: 15 Folder: 1
Appointment Book, 1990

Contains bound notebook with handwritten and laid-in notes.

Box: 15 Folder: 2
Appointment Book, 1991

Copy 1. Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes and laid-in ticket stub.

Box: 15 Folder: 3
Appointment Book, 1991

Copy 2. Contains bound notebook with handwritten and laid-in notes.

Box: 15 Folder: 4
Appointment Book, 1992

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes. Includes laid-in business card and handwritten notes.

Box: 15 Folder: 5
Appointment Book, 1993

Contains bound notebook with handwritten notes. Includes laid-in business cards.

Box: 15 Folder: 6
Appointment Book, 1994

Contains bound notebook with handwritten and laid-in notes.

Box: 15 Folder: 7
Appointment Book, 1995

Contains bound notebook with handwritten and laid-in notes.

Box: 15 Folder: 8
Appointment Book, 1996

Contains bound notebook with handwritten and laid-in notes.

Box: 15 Folder: 9
Appointment Book, 1997

Contains bound notebook with handwritten and laid-in notes.