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WILKINS, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)

K/PP178/13/1-52: General correspondence files, 1957-2004, and related papers

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Between 1957 and the mid-1980s, Wilkins’ general correspondence was sorted into alphabetical files.  Correspondence from 1984 onwards was kept in a loosely chronological series of files, which sometimes overlap in date


K/PP178/13/1

1957-1967

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, A-B

Correspondence including: requests for interviews, talks and lectures, offprints of articles and photographs of DNA models; congratulations on Wilkins’ Nobel Prize, 1962; references for colleagues, CLOSED for review 2043; correspondence with Dr R A Buckingham, University of London Computer Unit, 1960, concerning the King’s College London Biophysics Unit’s use of the Mercury computer for research on observed x-ray diffraction intensities and for Fourier synthesis calculations

1 file


K/PP178/13/2

1970-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, A

Correspondence including: Godfrey Argent, photographer, Feb 1970, concerning the National Portrait Gallery photograph of Wilkins; correspondence relating to campaigning by the All Party Committee for Freedom of Information, 1976; correspondence with Amnesty International, 1978, concerning international medical and scientific prisoners of conscience

1 file


K/PP178/13/3

1971-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, B

Correspondence on topics including: possible posts for researchers in the area of molecular biophysics, and individual recommendations of potential candidates; requests for information; invitations to give lectures.  Also: copies of tributes to John Desmond Bernal (died 15 Sep 1971); a complaint from a Drury Lane resident about unpleasant fumes, possibly emanating from the Randall Laboratory, 1973; correspondence with MP Guy Barnett, concerning academic salaries, May-Jun 1975.  Some correspondence includes personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2063

1 file


K/PP178/13/4

1957-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, C-D

Correspondence including: requests for meetings, articles and photographs; references for colleagues, CLOSED for review 2042; Wilkins’ complaint to Camerer Cuss & Co, 1962, concerning faulty repairs to his watch

1 file


K/PP178/13/5

1970-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, C

Correspondence including: invitations to Wilkins to give lectures; requests to Wilkins for articles for publication, and his assessments of articles by other authors; agreements to extend Wilkins’ appointment as Research Collaborator, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, 1970-1971 and 1978-1979; Wilkins' request to the Chinese Chargé d’Affaires, Blackheath, London, 1975, for access to their sunflowers, in connection with his biology teaching; correspondence, 1976-1978, with Robert Cormack, lecturer in Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast, including a transcript of an interview with Wilkins, 1973, and a subsequent draft article by Cormack on the history of research at King’s College London, 1963-1968, into the structure of transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA)

1 file


K/PP178/13/6

1973-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, D

Correspondence including: invitations; requests for meetings, offprints and research advice.  Also references for colleagues, CLOSED for review 2060

1 file


K/PP178/13/7

1957-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, E-F

Correspondence including: requests for illustrations, articles and lectures; correspondence with Elsevier Publishing Company, 1960, relating to Wilkins’ chapter, ‘Physical properties of nucleic acids’ for Marcel Florkin and Elmer Stotz (editors) Comprehensive biochemistry (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1962)

1 file


K/PP178/13/8

1970-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, E

Correspondence including: requests for reprints and for information for prospective students; typescript draft chapter, 1971, by Peter Grosvenor, literary editor, Daily Express, ‘Discovering the secret of life’, subsequently published in Grosvenor and James Macmillan, The British Genius (Dent, London, 1973); leaflets from Elliott Brothers Ltd, 1970, detailing their new x-ray diffraction equipment

1 file


K/PP178/13/9

1970-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, F

Correspondence including: invitations and requests for interviews; CVs and correspondence relating to named individual students and colleagues, CLOSED for review 2064. Also: copy article, Norman Ford, F E Karasz and J E M Owen, ‘Rayleigh scattering from polystyrene solutions’, Faraday Discussion Paper, Jan 1970; article, ‘R D B Fraser and T P MacRae, ‘The fine structure of keratin fibers’, reprinted extract from M M Breuer, editor, Milton Harris: chemist, innovator ad entrepreneur (American Chemical Society, Washington DC 1982); article, R D B Fraser, T P MacRae, A Miller and E Suzuki, ‘Molecular conformation and packing in collagen fibrils’, offprint from Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol 167, 1983

1 file


K/PP178/13/10

1957-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, G-H

Correspondence including: requests for illustrations, meetings and talks; correspondence with Griffin & George Ltd, laboratory furnishers, relating to their construction of DNA models, 1962.  File includes personal references for named individuals, CLOSED for review 2042

1 file


K/PP178/13/11

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, G

Correspondence including: invitations to talks, dinners and conferences; requests for a photograph, careers advice and original manuscript scientific notes; draft paper by Julian Gordon, Hans Boman and Leif Isaakson, ‘Inhibition of RNA methylation in the presence of chloramphenicol’, subsequently published in Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol 9 Issue 3, 1964; draft paper by Roger Garrett, ‘A reinvestigation of the preparation of soluble nucleohistone’, 1969

1 file


K/PP178/13/12 SPP 12-27 Box 25 File 1

1970-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, G

Correspondence including invitations, requests for lectures; reprint article by G Giannone, F J Padden and R J Roe, ‘A lamellar complex of lecithin and poly-L-tyrosine’, published in Biophysical journal, 1971; correspondence and copy press cuttings relating to conflict between the Greek government and university students, 1973; newsletter of the ‘Campaign for the release of all political prisoners in Greece’, 1974; draft article by Branimir Simic-Glavaski, Cas Western Reserve University, USA, ‘Molecular dynamics of nerve fibers monitored by Rayleigh light scattering’, 1975; detailed description by John Garlick of the polarisation image detector invented by the Department of Physics, Hull University, 1976;  Wilkins’ views on religion, in a letter to high school student Marylou Gillen, USA, 1978.  File includes personal data  CLOSED for review in 2063

1 file


K/PP178/13/13

1965-1969

Papers of H M F Wilkins: general correspondence, H

Correspondence including invitations, careers advice, enquiries about research opportunities, and a detailed list of equipment for teaching biology at ‘A’ level, 1969

1 file


K/PP178/13/14

1970-1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, H

Correspondence including: requests for meetings, interviews, talks, articles, advice on staff positions, medical advice (CLOSED for review 2055) and personal references (CLOSED for review 2062); exchange of letters with Robin Hanbury-Tenison, The Primitive Peoples Fund, Dec 1971, concerning a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize for Orlando and Claudio Villas Boas for their work with indigenous tribes in Brazil

1 file


K/PP178/13/15

1957-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, I-J

Correspondence including requests for illustrations, chemical samples and advice on technical equipment.  Correspondence with John Kendrew, editor, Journal of Molecular Biology, relating chiefly to Wilkins’ reports on articles submitted for publication, with proof copies of some articles, and texts of Wilkins comments, CLOSED for review 2040.  Correspondence, 1958-1960, with IBM United Kingdom Ltd, concerning their support of the Biophysics Research Group, King’s College London, the allocation of computing time, and a typescript report, May 1959, on the use of the IBM 650 computer in DNA research at King’s College

1 file


K/PP178/13/16

1965-1967

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, I-J

Correspondence including requests for talks and meetings, correspondence relating to research posts and the scarcity of researchers in x-ray diffraction, and an invitation to a dinner in honour of the Chief Scientist, Israeli Ministry of Defence, Jun 1967, cancelled due to the Arab-Israeli War (Six Day War)

1 file


K/PP178/13/17

1970-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, I-J

Correspondence including: invitations to meetings and conferences; requests for articles and meetings.  Also texts, including: Home Office publication, Report of the enquiry into the medical and toxicological aspects of CS (Orthochlorobenzylidene Malononitrile) part 2: enquiry into toxicological aspects of CS and its use for civil purposes (HMSO, 1971); typescript draft articles ‘Studies on 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, 3: a survey of the literature appertaining to derivatives of benzylidene malononitrile (BMN)’ and ‘CS: what now?’ by G Robert N Jones, Royal College of Surgeons, 1971; photocopies from Harper’s magazine, Mar and Jun 1975 of articles by Horace Freeland Judson, ‘Fearful of science: an inquiry into the future of biology’ and ‘Fearful of science: ethics – and dangers – of the new biological research’

1 file


K/PP178/13/18

1957-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, K-L

Correspondence including: requests for meetings, talks, and illustrations; arrangements for Wilkins’ trip to New York, USA to receive a Lasker Award for his contribution to medical science, 1960

1 file


K/PP178/13/19

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, K

Correspondence including: requests for x-ray diffraction photographs, autographs, and possible job vacancies; invitations to talks; a request for assistance from a named patient, Broadmoor Hospital, 1969, CLOSED for review 2069

1 file


K/PP178/13/20

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, L

Correspondence including requests for publication clearance for DNA images and for book reviews, and  invitations to talks and dinners

1 file


K/PP178/13/21

1972-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, K-L

Correspondence, chiefly requests for research advice, general biographical information, career opportunities, invitations to events and to give talks and lectures

1 file


K/PP178/13/22

1957-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, M-N

Correspondence including: arrangements for meetings and lectures; requests for articles and photographs; personal references, CLOSED for review 2041

1 file


K/PP178/13/23

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, M

Correspondence including: invitations to lecture; requests for interviews, articles and careers advice; Wilkins’ refusal of a job offer from Buffalo University, New York, Nov 1962; Wilkins to Dr D C Martin, Secretary, Royal Society, Nov 1962, supporting John Randall’s nomination of Jean Hanson for a Royal Society Research Professorship; correspondence with W G Melrose, Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd, May 1963, concerning the use of Shell’s Mercury computer; letter to Dr A Mitchison, Medical Research Council, Oct 1964, concerning the demand for the loan of DNA models to be used in television programmes, teaching and research; Wilkins to Dr R K Mishra, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, Feb 1965, propounding Wilkins’ views on the present state of research in molecular biology.  Also personal references and CVs, CLOSED for review, 2044 and 2048

1 file


K/PP178/13/24

1971-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, M

Correspondence including: invitations; requests for photographs, biographical information and advice on postgraduate research positions; typescript draft article by J N Mehrishi and K Zeiller, ‘Surface characteristics of T and B lymphocytes’, subsequently published as ‘T and B lymphocytes: striking differences in surface membranes’, British Medical Journal, Mar 1974

1 file


K/PP178/13/25

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, N

Correspondence including: invitations to talks, meetings and dinners; request for reviews, and for permission to use photographs in publications and exhibition; correspondence, 1963-1966 with the journal Nature, chiefly evaluations of articles submitted for publication, CLOSED for review, 2046

1 file


K/PP178/13/26

1970-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, N

General correspondence including: invitations to meetings and conferences, assessments of draft articles; correspondence and copy agreement concerning the assignment of patent rights in an X ray camera invented by Wilkins, 1972; correspondence, text and photographs relating to a New Scientist article on Wilkins, ‘From molecules to man’, 1973; draft article, ‘Biophysics: an exciting degree subject leading to a wide range of careers’ by Prof A C T North for publication in New Sixth magazine, 1974.  Also entries in a New Scientist essay competition, 1975, with Wilkins’ critical comments 

2 files


K/PP178/13/27

1956-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, O-R

Correspondence including requests for lectures, meetings, reviews, articles and photographs

1 file


K/PP178/13/28

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, O

Correspondence including: exchange of letters with Syozo Osawa, Harvard University, USA, 1962, concerning research on extracting messenger RNA; article by Rev John O’Brien, ‘Birth control and the Catholic conscience’, offprint from Readers’ Digest, 1968, with covering letter from O’Brien to Wilkins; exchange of letters with John Davy, Observer newspaper, 1968, concerning Davy’s review of James Watson’s The double helix: a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1968)

1 file


K/PP178/13/29

1970-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, O

Correspondence including: requests for advice and for photographs of Wilkins’ present research; invitations to give talks; correspondence with Iona Opie, 1974, concerning access to view marbles from the George III collection, in connection with research for Iona and Peter Opie, Children’s games with things (Oxford University Press, 1997)

1 file


K/PP178/13/30

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, P

Correspondence including: invitations to formal social events and conferences; requests for meetings, references, photographs and information on research posts; correspondence relating to repairs to Wilkins’ polarising microscope, 1962; typescript draft article ‘Some factors affecting the results obtained with Kodak AR10 stripping film in autoradiography’ by Margaret Peterson, 1969

1 file


K/PP178/13/31

1970-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, P

Correspondence including: invitations to meetings; requests for information and  careers advice; copy correspondence, 1972-1974, relating to the medical condition of a named King’s College London employee, and an ensuing legal case against the College, CLOSED for review, 2074; exchange of letters, 1981, between Wilkins and David Peat, discussing the possibility of Peat writing a biography of physicist David Bohm (Infinite potential: the life and times of David Bohm, Helix Books, 1996)

1 file


K/PP178/13/32

1962-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, R

Correspondence including: invitations to formal social events; requests for biographical information, photographs, information on research posts, and a 1968 request to lecture to the Rationalist Press Association (declined); correspondence with Robert Raabe, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, USA, 1962 and 1964, on the best means of controlling armillaria root rot (oak root fungus); letter from Wilkins to Rebecca Rainsbury, Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, 1966, on the inevitability of waste in research and the importance of continued medical research; typescript abstract of Hans Ris ‘The organisation of chromosomal nucleohistone fibrils’, 1966, with illustrations of nucleohistone threads, for article subsequently published in Proceedings of the 6th International Congress for Electron Microscopy, Japan, 1966; exchange of letters with Lawrence Razavi, Boston City Hospital, USA, 1968, concerning the possible effect of lithium salts on human chromosomes, including six microscopic photographs of human metaphase chromosomes, some treated with lithium bromide; Wilkins’ responses to questions concerning the future of robots and artificial intelligence, from Keith Ronnholm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1969; typescript draft article by Allan Rupprecht, ‘A wet spinning apparatus and auxiliary equipment suitable for preparing samples of oriented DNA’, 1969, subsequently published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering (1970, Vol 12 Issue 1)

1 file


K/PP178/13/33

1969-1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, R

Correspondence including: correspondence with the Royal Society, 1969-1973; invitations to join the Royal Institution, Oct 1970, and the Royal Society of Arts, May 1972; invitations to talks, seminars, and a book launch; requests for talks and meetings; requests for information on research posts, and possible candidates for research posts

1 file


K/PP178/13/34

1973-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, R

Correspondence including invitations, requests for interviews and advice, including a request from an A level student, 1978, for information on the best courses to study for medicine, answered in detail by Wilkins.  Also correspondence with the Royal Society, 1983-1984, chiefly relating to the controversial election of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to the Royal Society

1 file


K/PP178/13/35

1954-1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, S-T and W

Correspondence on topics including: arranging meetings; clearance requests to publish DNA photographs; arrangements for conference attendance; staff appointments in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Biophysics Unit, King’s College London; elections to membership of the Royal Society, 1960

1 file


K/PP178/13/36

1962-1970

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, S

Correspondence, chiefly invitations to discussions, dinners, talks and lectures, and requests for funding assistance, references, careers advice, evaluations of draft articles and research proposals by other authors, also: a request for his opinion on the fluoridation of urban water supplies, 1963; a request, 1965, for his opinion of Latin as an academic subject; information from the European Committee of Scientists for Democracy in Greece, 1968, concerning Greek political prisoners and the tacit support given to the Greek government by attendance at academic summer schools on the Greek island of Spetsai

1 file


K/PP178/13/37

1971-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, S

Correspondence including: invitations to conferences and seminars, requests for meetings and for assistance finding research posts; draft article by Jack Sarfatt, ‘On the quantum theory of precognition’, submitted to Psychic Magazine, 1974; correspondence with J Sainsbury Ltd, 1975, concerning the closure of the Drury Lane branch of Sainsbury’s supermarket; draft text of lecture, ‘Beam weapons in space’, given at the Plenary Session of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mar 1984.  File includes references and a CV, CLOSED for review 2064

1 file


K/PP178/13/38

1962-1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, T

Correspondence, chiefly invitations to events and requests for meetings, research advice, job vacancies, and personal references.  Also brief correspondence concerning the use of a King’s College London lecture theatre for a Vogue magazine photographic shoot, 1964, with the published photograph of a fashion model posed in front of a large space filled model of DNA (captioned ‘DMA molecule model’).  File includes personal data, CLOSED for review 2044

1 file


K/PP178/13/39

1974-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, T

Correspondence including requests for references, research posts, and information on the history of the electron microscope.  Also typescript draft with handwritten emendations of article by Wilkins and James Torbet, ‘X-ray diffraction studies of lecithin bilayers’, subsequently published in Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol 62 No 2, Oct 1976.  File also includes references, CV and other personal data, CLOSED for review 2060

1 file


K/PP178/13/40

1962-1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, U

Correspondence including: briefing papers by Albert Baez for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 1962, on the teaching of science at university level; correspondence with Tilo Ulbricht, Twyford Laboratories Ltd, 1964, concerning DNA and histone

1 file


K/PP178/13/41

1958-1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, V

Correspondence, notably with Prof B K Vainshtein, Academy of Sciences, USSR, 1958-1968, concerning articles and visits to the UK by Russian scientists

1 file


K/PP178/13/42

1957-1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, W

Correspondence including requests for DNA samples, articles, talks and publication clearance for images.  Also a personal reference and CV, CLOSED for review 2069

1 file


K/PP178/13/43

1971-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, W

Correspondence, chiefly requests for book reviews, personal references, career opportunities, invitations to give talks and lectures, also: campaigning literature from the Emergency Council of World Trustees, Colorado, USA, 1971; draft articles, 1974, by Harvey Wheeler, ‘The challenge of Davos’, on genetic engineering, ‘Structuralism in nature’ and ‘The limits to scientific growth’; an invitation, 1974, to serve on the International Sponsoring Committee for the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel (marked ‘accepted’).  Some personal data, 1975-1977, is CLOSED for review 2057

1 file


K/PP178/13/44

1960-1964

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, Y-Z

Correspondence with individuals beginning with ‘Y’ and ‘Z’, chiefly relating to Wilkins’ refusal of an invitation to Yale University, USA, as Visiting Professor, 1961-1962.  Also letter from US high school student David Zanville, 1964, enclosing photographs of his space-filled model of a DNA double helix, and Wilkins’ reply, with suggestions for possible improvements

1 file


K/PP178/13/45

1970-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, Y-Z

General correspondence including requests for meetings, and a seminar paper by Edward Yoxen on the history and implications of the discovery of the structure of DNA, 1953-1968

1 file


K/PP178/13/46

1984-1986

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, chiefly invitations and requests

Correspondence and related papers, including: invitations to give talks; requests for interviews, book reviews, articles and for support for humanitarian causes, including a United Nations Appeal for Peace, a Campaign for Compensation for Vietnamese Victims of Chemical War, and international scientists campaigning against weapons in space; press releases by the Britain in UNESCO campaign; typescript draft article ‘Somasignificance: a new approach to the nature of life’ by Juan Hancke and David Bohm, with covering letter to Wilkins, Oct 1984; draft conference paper, ‘Nuclear physics a key issue for peace or towards a sociology of (military) science and scientific ethics’ by Hilary Burge, for a British Sociological Association Conference, Hull, Apr 1985, with covering letter to Wilkins; manuscript draft text of Wilkins’ lecture on the social responsibilities of scientists, given as the 1985 Bowden Lecture, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST); correspondence, 1984-1986, relating to assessment of entries for the University of London Tadion-Rideal Prize for Molecular Science, including personal information, CLOSED for review 2066

1 file


K/PP178/13/47

1985-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, chiefly invitations and requests

Correspondence and related papers, including: invitations to give talks and lectures; requests for biographical information, articles and personal references; letters and press releases relating to a Britain in UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) campaign; correspondence relating to assessment of entries for the University of London Tadion-Rideal Prize for Molecular Science, 1985, including personal information, CLOSED for review 2065

1 file


K/PP178/13/48

1986-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, including invitations and requests for meetings, interviews and articles

Correspondence including: requests for meetings, interviews, articles and photographs: draft interview with Wilkins, ‘Science and social concerns’ for publication in Synthesis of science and religion: critical essays and dialogues, edited by T D Singh and Ravi Gomatam (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, Bombay, 1988), with related correspondence; invitation (declined) to attend the opening of the Rosalind Franklin Workshop, St Paul’s Girl’s School, London (Rosalind Franklin’s former school), Feb 1988; photocopy article by Wilkins, ‘Fortunate failures I don’t regret’, published in New Scientist, Feb 1988, detailing his World War Two research work on the atom bomb at Birmingham University and University of California, Berkeley, USA; exchange of letters with Meyer Friedman, 1989, concerning Wilkins’ article, ‘John Turton Randall’, published in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 1987; copy draft of article by Jim Torbet and Elisabeth DiCapua, ‘Supercoiled DNA is interwound in liquid crystalline solutions’, published in The EMBO Journal, Dec 1989.  Some correspondence includes personal data and is CLOSED for review 2070

2 files


K/PP178/13/49

1989-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, including requests for interviews and social invitations

Correspondence including requests for interviews, invitations to social events, Wilkins’ entry in Who’s Who in New Zealand, 1991, and student courses at King’s College London

1 file


K/PP178/13/50

1992-1994

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, including invitations and requests

Correspondence including social correspondence with former colleagues; requests for guest appearances, lectures, articles and interviews; Wilkins’ typescript draft text in support of Steven Rose’s nomination for the Royal Society Michael Faraday Award, 1992; Wilkins’ letter of praise for Network South East staff who retrieved a bag he accidentally left on a train, 1993

1 file


K/PP178/13/51

1994-2000

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, including requests for information

Correspondence including social correspondence with friends, and requests for photographs, autographs and biographical information.  Also draft letters to the Guardian newspaper on the subjects of elderly drivers and on Wilkins’ correct date of birth, and a draft letter from Wilkins to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Jun 1997, concerning planning for the Millennium celebrations, 2000.  Includes personal data CLOSED for review 2080, including a CV for a former student

1 file


K/PP178/13/52

2000-2004

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general correspondence, including planning for celebrations of the work of Jean Hanson

Correspondence including letters from friends and former students, requests for autographs, and correspondence relating to events to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Jean Hanson’s publication of the sliding filament hypothesis of muscle contraction, 2004

1 file

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