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Crick archive most Wellcome

10 December 2001
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 137

The entire scientific archive of Francis Crick - one of the two British men who discovered the double-helical structure of DNA - is to be displayed in London. The Wellcome Trust has bought the archive, which includes letters, research papers and laboratory notebooks, for £1.8 million.

Francis Crick was negotiating with a private collector for the sale of his records when the offer from the Wellcome Trust (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) was made. The collection will be put on public display at the Wellcome library and published online. David Pearson, manager of the library, said 'we are delighted the papers have not fallen into private hands abroad and can guarantee that his work remains part of our scientific heritage. In financial terms this is the biggest single acquisition the trust has ever made, but its value is priceless', he continued.

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