- Letter from Dr. William West, Department of Chemistry at New York University to LP RE: Says he is taking a sabbatical from New York University, and would enjoy spending a substantial amount of time at Caltech, listing his interests and adding that he would like to participate in some research. Asks if this could be arranged and how the Institute handles scientific investigation finances. [Letter from LP to West January 23, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 443.8]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Gilbert RE: States that he will not be able to stop at Colorado State College to address the faculty per Dr. Christensen's request. [Letter from Horace N. Gilbert to LP January 12, 1940]
- Letter from LP to Dr. William Hume-Rothery, Chemistry Department, Oxford University, RE: Reports that Hume-Rothery's manuscript, “The Liquid State of Elements” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Notes that they paper will be published in six months, and asks if Hume-Rothery feels this is too long, adding that the paper can be withdrawn up until March 1st. [Letter from LP to Hume-Rothery January 5, 1940, note from Hume-Rothery to LP 2-40[?]] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #163.4, file:(Hume-Rothery, William)]
- Letter from LP to Mr. S. N. Naldrett RE: informs that they do not have any appointments to make of post-doctorate fellowships or scholarships except maybe in organic chemistry. [Letter from Naldrett to LP January 10, 1940] [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia: Box 1.017, Folder 17.3]
- Letter from LP to Prof. Harold D. Urey, Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University. [Letters from Prof. Harold D. Urey to LP January 8, 1940, from Ivy A. Bracking, Secretary to Prof. Urey, January 22, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #419.1]
January 16, 1940
Professor Harold C. Urey
Department of Chemistry
New York, New York
Dear Professor Urey:
I can recommend strongly to you for appointment as Instructor or Assistant Professor in organic chemistry at Columbia, Dr. Saul Winstein who took his Ph.D. here in 1938, was post-doctorate research fellow for one year, and has been at Harvard this year as National Research Fellow. Winstein has been recommended by the Harvard people for appointment as a Fellow in their Society, and has also applied for a Lalor Fellowship, but I think he would prefer to have a teaching appointment. I am enclosing a copy of a letter which I wrote about him to the Society of Fellows. I want to emphasize to you that Winstein is a very pleasant and friendly person and, indeed, was as well liked here as any man whom we have had.
We have not had recently anyone taking a doctorate with his research in the analytical field. I suggest, however, that you consider for appointment as Instructor to teach qualitative analysis and physical chemistry, Dr. David P. Stevenson, who came here in 1938 as National Research Fellow and has remained this year as post-doctorate research fellow. Stevenson worked with Eyring and Beach at Princeton and here he has done electron diffraction work, having completed a number of very interesting investigations. He has taught qualitative analysis and has had a good bit of experience in quantitative work. I think that he is a very good man, with broad interests, and with the ability to adjust himself to any position in which he might find himself. I am sure that he would make a success of the work with you, and he has told me that he
would be interested to have the appointment.
I have not asked either Winstein or Stevenson to write to you directly.
- Letter from LP to S.C. Lind, Dean, School of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, RE: Writes he is glad that Dr. Hume-Rothery's manuscript has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry. [Letters from Lind to LP January 12, 1940, from LP to Lind February 2, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #163.4, file:(Hume-Rothery, William)]
- Letter from Professor Lacy to LP RE: Conveys Mr. Swingle's requests that shades be put on small windows in Room 131 Crellin. [Filed under California Institute of Technology: Materials re: Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1933-1963, No Date: Box #1.024, Folder 24.8]
- Writes cheque to "Jerrems," $50.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial, Box 4.015, Folder 3]