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WILKINS, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)

K/PP178/14/1-17: Papers relating to honours and anniversaries, 1962-2003

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K/PP178/14/1

1962-2002

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Nobel Foundation

Correspondence and notes relating to the Nobel Foundation, including Wilkins’ draft biographical notes, 1962, correspondence relating to travel arrangements for Wilkins’ acceptance of a Nobel Prize, 1962, and correspondence relating to attendance at subsequent award ceremonies and meetings of Nobel laureates

1 file


K/PP178/14/2

1962

Papers of M H F Wilkins: press cuttings relating to Wilkins’ Nobel Prize

Cuttings from Swedish newspapers with photographs of Nobel Prize winners, 1962, showing Wilkins and family, Francis Crick and family, James Watson, John Steinbeck, and members of the Swedish royal family.  Also seating plan for the Nobel Prize banquet, 11 Dec 1962

1 file


K/PP178/14/3

1962-1963

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Nobel Foundation booklets

Booklets issued by the Nobel Foundation, ‘Nobelstiftelsen årsredovisning och styrelseberättelse, 1962’ (‘Nobel Foundation annual report and board of directors’ report, 1962’) , and ‘Nobel Foundation calendar, 1963-1964’

2 items


K/PP178/14/4

1970

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Correspondence, certificate and membership list relating to Wilkins’ election as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1 file


K/PP178/14/5

1971-1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree from the University of Glasgow

Correspondence, notes and background information relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, conferred by the University of Glasgow, 1972

1 file


K/PP178/14/6

1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ retirement party

Correspondence and invitation lists relating to arrangements for a party to mark Wilkins’ retirement as Head of the Biophysics Department.  File includes personal data, CLOSED for review 2062

1 file


K/PP178/14/7

1990-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers chiefly relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree from the University of Birmingham

Correspondence, draft speech and booklets relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree of Doctor of Science, from the University of Birmingham, 1992.  Also issue of the ‘University of Birmingham Bulletin’, Feb 1990, including an article on John Randall’s cavity magnetron research, at Birmingham, World War Two

1 file


K/PP178/14/8

1991-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree from Trinity College, Dublin

Correspondence and booklets relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree of Doctor in Science, conferred by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1992

1 file


K/PP178/14/9

1992, 1999, 2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to commemorative stamps featuring the DNA double helix

Correspondence and first day covers relating to commemorative stamps featuring the DNA double helix issued by the UK Royal Mail and the Swedish postal service.  Also letter to Wilkins from Julie Farish, Royal Mint, Jan 2003, concerning arrangements to photograph Wilkins with a commemorative £2 coin featuring the DNA helix

1 file


K/PP178/14/10

1993-1995

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA

Correspondence, draft speeches and related papers concerning celebrations at King’s College London for the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA, including issues of King’s College London magazine ‘The news’, Jan 1994, with an article, ‘Forty years of the double helix’, and preliminary sketches for the commemorative plaque put up on the Strand campus, King’s College London

2 files


K/PP178/14/11

1993-1994

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA

Correspondence, draft and published articles and related papers concerning a conference, ‘DNA, the double helix – forty years: perspective and prospective’, organised by the New York Academy of Sciences and held in Chicago, USA.  File includes: published article, ‘DNA: the double helix and the biomedical revolution at 40 years’, by Donald Chambers, Kenneth Reid and Rhonna Cohen, offprint from the Federation of American Scientists for Experimental Biology Journal, 1994; proof text of Wilkins’ article on DNA research at King’s College London; certificate of citation for Wilkins, from the New York Academy of Sciences

1 file and 1 outsize item


K/PP178/14/12

1994-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to formal recognition in New Zealand of Wilkins’ achievements

Correspondence, copy publications and related papers concerning formal recognition in New Zealand of Wilkins’ scientific achievements, including: copy draft article, ‘New Zealand, New Zealanders and the Royal Society’, by Robin Clark and Michael Kelly, 1994; copy correspondence, chiefly following the broadcast of a 60 Minutes documentary on Maurice Wilkins, Jun 1997 by TVNZ, on the possibility of formal New Zealand recognition for Wilkins’ achievements as a New Zealand-born Nobel Prize winner; correspondence relating to the naming of a science laboratory in Stratford High School, Taranaki, after Wilkins, 1998; draft text by Wilkins for a speech at the unveiling of a commemorative sculpture,  Pongaroa, 2001 (Wilkins was unable to attend in person); correspondence relating to the formal unveiling of a portrait of Wilkins by Juliet Kac, commissioned by the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2002;  text of poem, ‘Making waves’, by Chris Orsman, celebrating Wilkins’ scientific achievements, 2002; text and artwork by Pongaroa primary schoolchildren on life in Pongaroa in 2002

2 files


K/PP178/14/13

1996

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ 80th birthday

Letters, cards and a draft thank-you speech relating to Wilkins’ 80th birthday, Dec 1996

1 file


K/PP178/14/14

1996-2000

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to plans for a DNA museum

Correspondence, notes and related papers concerning plans for a possible museum of DNA.  File includes a copy draft article, ‘Optical and computer simulations of wave diffraction by helical structures: from DNA to carbon nanotubes’, by A A Lucas and P Lambin, and published booklet, ‘The geometry of DNA: a structural revision’, by Mark Curtis, 1997

1 file


K/PP178/14/15

1998

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree from the University of London

Correspondence and timetable of events relating to Wilkins’ honorary degree of Doctor of Science, from the University of London, Nov 1998

1 file


K/PP178/14/16

1999-2000

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the opening of the Franklin Wilkins Building, King’s College London

Correspondence and notes relating to arrangements for the formal opening of the Franklin Wilkins Building, King’s College London. Includes commemorative booklet celbrating the official opening of the building on 22 Mar 2000, signed by Wilkins, Francis Crick and James Watson

2 files


K/PP178/14/17

2001-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to arrangements for the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA

Correspondence, notes and background information relating to arrangements for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the discovery of the structure of DNA, chiefly at King’s College London.  File includes; manuscript notes for speeches by Wilkins on the history of DNA at King’s; issues of KCL magazine, Comment, 2002; programme for a celebratory conference, KCL, Apr 2003; artist’s design for a DNA double helix-shaped slide for children (not built)

4 files and one outsize item

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