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Key Participants


William T. Astbury
George W. Beadle
John Desmond Bernal
William Lawrence Bragg
Herman R. Branson
Dan H. Campbell
William B. Castle
Robert B. Corey
Francis H. C. Crick
Max Delbrück
Emil Fischer
Frank Blair Hanson
Maurice Huggins
Harvey A. Itano
John C. Kendrew
Karl Landsteiner
Alfred E. Mirsky
Carl G. Niemann
Linus Pauling
Max F. Perutz
Frederick Sanger
S. Jonathan Singer
Theodor (The) Svedberg
Alexander R. Todd
Warren Weaver
Dorothy Wrinch

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Portrait of Sir William Lawrence Bragg
Portrait of Sir William Lawrence Bragg, approx. 1960.
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William Lawrence Bragg

1890-1971

Correspondence and Papers
Location: Royal Institution of Great Britain
Address: 21 Albemarle Street, London W1X 4BS, England
Size: 18.3 meters
Finding Aid: http://bit.ly/YHNvat
Phone: 020-7670-2924  Fax: 020-7629-3569
Email: ri@ri.ac.uk  Web: http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/frames/browse1?inst_id=17

Papers, 1914-1918
Location: Royal Artillery Historical Research Centre, Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum
Address: Clavell Library, Old Laboratory Office, Royal Arsenal (West), London SE18 6ST, England
Phone: 020 8316 7393  Fax: 020 8855 7100
Email: info@firepower.org.uk  Web: http://firepower.org.uk

Papers relating to Society for Protection of Science and Learning, 1933-1947
Location: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
Phone: 01865 277158  Fax: 01865 277187
Email: western.manuscripts@bodley.ox.ac.uk  Web: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/

Miscellaneous Correspondence
Location: Medical Research Council
Address: 20 Park Crescent, London W1N 4AL, England
Phone: 020 7636 5422  

Correspondence with Sir Edward Bullard, 1938-1949
Location: Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
Address: Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DS, England
Finding Aid: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives/collections/full.php#BULLARD
Phone: 01223 336087  Fax: 01223 336135
Email: archives@chu.cam.ac.uk  Web: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives

Correspondence with Sir James Chadwick, 1942-1946
Location: Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
Address: Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DS, England
Finding Aid: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives/collections/full.php#CHADWICK
Phone: 01223 336087  Fax: 01223 336135
Email: archives@chu.cam.ac.uk  Web: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives

Correspondence with Lord Cherwell, 1919-1954
Location: Oxford University: Nuffield College Library
Address: Oxford OX1 1NF, England
Phone: 01865 278550  Fax: 01865 278621
Email: library-archives@nuf.ox.ac.uk  Web: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/library/archives-information.asp

Correspondence with Ulick Richardson Evans, 1968
Location: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Address: West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, England
Phone: 01223 333000  Fax: 01223 333160
Email: mss@ula.cam.ac.uk  Web: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/

Correspondence with A. V. Hill, 1919-1952
Location: Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
Address: Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DS, England
Finding Aid: http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0014%2FAVHL
Phone: 01223 336087  Fax: 01223 336135
Email: archives@chu.cam.ac.uk  Web: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives

Correspondence with Dorothy Hodgkin, 1942-1976
Location: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
Phone: 01865 277158  Fax: 01865 277187
Email: western.manuscripts@bodley.ox.ac.uk  Web: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/

Correspondence with Sir Julian Huxley, 1951-1965
Location: Rice University: Woodson Research Center
Address: Fondren Library, 6100 South Main Street, Houston, TX 77001, United States
Size: 19 items
Phone: 713 527-8101 ext 2586  Web: http://riceinfo.rice.edu/Fondren/Woodson/mss.html

Correspondence with Sir David Phillips, 1960-1971
Location: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
Phone: 01865 277158  Fax: 01865 277187
Email: western.manuscripts@bodley.ox.ac.uk  Web: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/

Correspondence with Francis John Worsley Roughton, 1941, no date
Location: Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Address: West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, England
Phone: 01223 333000  Fax: 01223 333160
Email: mss@ula.cam.ac.uk  Web: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/

Correspondence with Edmund Stoner, 1932-1964
Location: Leeds University, Brotherton Library, Special Collections Division
Address: Leeds LS2 9JT, England
Phone: 0113 233 5518  Fax: 0113 233 5561
Email: special-collections@library.leeds.ac.uk  Web: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll

Correspondence with Sir Henry Tizard, 1939-1942
Location: Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
Address: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
Phone: 020 7416 5221  Fax: 020 7416 5374
Email: docs@iwm.org.uk  Web: http://www.iwm.org.uk

Correspondence relating to Cavendish Laboratory
Location: Cambridge University Archives, Cambridge University Library
Address: West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, England
Phone: 01223 333000  Web: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/

 

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Quotes

"Todd says that he told Bragg that the amide group was planar, but apparently Bragg did not understand what he said. I was fortunate in having a good understanding of two fields, structural chemistry and x-ray diffraction. My recommendation to young scientists is that they get a thorough knowledge of one field, and also some knowledge of other fields of science."

Linus Pauling. "How My Interest in Proteins Developed." January 12, 1993.

"When I saw the alpha-helix and saw what a beautiful, elegant structure it was, I was thunderstruck and was furious with myself for not having built this, but on the other hand, I wondered, was it really right? ... I realized that I had a horse hair in a drawer. I set it up on the X-ray camera and gave it a two hour exposure, then took the film to the dark room with my heart in my mouth, wondering what it showed, and when I developed it, there was the 1.5 angstrom reflection which I had predicted and which excluded all structures other than the alpha-helix. So on Monday morning I stormed...into Bragg's office and showed him this, and Bragg said, 'Whatever made you think of that?' And I said, 'Because I was so furious with myself for having missed that beautiful structure.' To which Bragg replied coldly, 'I wish I had made you angry earlier.'"

Max Perutz. BBC Interview 1997.

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