F. C. Bawden (1908-1971) was a pioneering plant pathologist and virologist based at the Rothamsted Experimental Station in England. He and N. W. Pirie were longtime collaborators in plant virology. During 1956-57 Franklin's team studied a number of different virus samples provided by Bawden, and elucidated their structures. Bawden had sent a new sample of potato virus X just a few weeks before Franklin entered the hospital for the last time. In this letter, her colleague Aaron Klug told Bawden of Franklin's death and of the results of her work with the potato virus.
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