- Letter from Kunj Behari Lal to LP RE: Asks LP for several reprints to help him in his own studies. [Filed under: L: Correspondence, Box #230, Folder #230.4]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Edwin R. Buchman RE: LP asks Buchman if he has a copy of the pamphlet, "The Story of Vitamin B1" from Merck and if so if it could be lent to him. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #33, Folder #33.2]
- Letter from LP to Mr. Kunj Behari Lal RE: LP is sending under separate cover the reprints that Lal requested however, LP says that if some of them are missing it is because the supply has been exhausted. [Filed under: L: Correspondence, Box #230, Folder #230.4]
- Letter from LP to Professor George L. Clark RE: Recommends Dr. Lindsay Helmholz for appointment into the Chemistry Department at the University of Illinois. [Filed under: H: Individual Correspondence, Box #156, Folder #156.2]
- Letter from LP to Professor Roger Adams RE: Asks if Dr. Lindsay Helmolz will still be under consideration for appointment in the chemistry department at University of Illinois. LP would like to know if he will need to look for another man to replace him. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #156, Folder #156.2]
- Letter from Warren Weaver, Director of the Natural Sciences, The Rockefeller Foundation to LP RE: Answering LP's questions concerning the budget for 1938-39 for bio-organic chemistry. [LP's letter to Weaver February 23, 1938] [Filed under LP Science: Box #14.037, Folder #37.8]
- Letter from Warren Weaver, Director of the Natural Sciences, The Rockefeller Foundation to LP. [Filed under LP Science: Box #14.037, Folder #37.8]
March 2, 1938
This is in answer to your more personal letter of February 23rd. I have noticed your comments about Dr. Wrinch, which do not particularly surprise me. I will surely be much interested in the further report on this situation which you propose to send to me soon. I rather hope that you will feel justified in preparing an exposition of your own ideas of protein structure. One has, of course, to recognize the risks involved in a paper which must necessarily be somewhat speculative in nature; but it would certainly seem to me that the very substantial amount of rigorous and experimental publication which you have to your credit would, without question, bear the burden of a little speculation.
I am sorry that I have no useful information or advice to offer about Dr. Corey. It just happens that we have had no contact with him and have no information concerning his situation at the Rockefeller Institute.
When I was recently in England I talked with several men concerning a series of shifts of personnel in the organic chemistry field which are imminent there. The post of organic chemistry at King’s College has already been filled by the appointment of Bennett of Sheffield. There is another, and presumably a somewhat more important post in organic chemistry vacant at Imperial College; but there is every reasonable expectation that Heilbron will be named to this post and that he will accept. I have the impression that there is a good probability of your getting Todd. I think that Robinson has urged him to accept a good offer from Pasadena. And I think that his father-in-law, Sir Henry Dale, has similarly advised him. I rather suspect that both of these important advisers have in the back of their minds the possibility that, after he has developed somewhat further, they might hope to call him back to England for a really important post. But I have so great a confidence in the Institute, in the scientific group there, and, perhaps I should add, in the California climate, that I would be willing to trust your capacity to hold Todd, if you can once get him.