Discovering a double helix structure of DNA molecule was considerably the most important contribution to science in the 20 century.
Regarding this discovery, Francis Henry Compton Crick (in 1953) penned down a letter to his 12-year-old son describing DNA and nothing was abuzz until somebody shelled-out this letter for $5.3 million at the auction in New York making the most expensive letter ever sold at auction surpassing the previous record of Albert Einstein letter sold in 2008 for $3.4 million.
There’s really nothing to be bewildered about it, the letter is precious and truly an exceptional one and it’s worth it. There’s no identity information about the buyer, I guess he or she needed this piece of treasure very badly.
This is the letter of Francis Crick to his son. Actually I got this picture from The New York Times and there were 4 pages. So, I merged them together to make it more easier to read without having needed to click next for each succeeding pages.