- Letter from AHP to LP. [Filed under LP Safe: Box #1.014, Folder #14.2]
Dearest little love:
I am seeing a wonderful sunset, with flaming red clouds over the mountains, and I wish that you were here to see it with me. The country has been beautiful all afternoon-the foothills in the soft light, with their patches of green meadows, then the rocky hills of color, the colorful calicos, and now for hours the serrated mountains that project out of the desert, sometimes dark in the shadow and sometimes brilliant in a steam of sunlight.
I have read many applications-looking up at the mountains after each one. You would have been tickled with me suddenly come upon Miss Mabel Fossler, age 55-plan, to write a book "Appreciation-A study of World Cultural Values"-or Miss Mary Gushurst-plan-"I propose to become the Premiere Ballerina of metropolitan Opera Company."
For lunch I had cold bouillon (very good), roast beef on au jus, mashed potatoes, and french bread (all very good). I am now, at 5
, not very hungry. If this train would stop long enough I would have a malt for supper, but it may not, and I may not, and I may have to go to the dining car, where it will be hard to get a light meal.
It was cold at Barstow, where I bought some shaving cream; but I see snow only on some distant mountains. The sun has now set, and it is getting dark.
I have not spoken to any body on the train-there aren't many passengers, and those are not attractive. As I began to make my purchase at Barstow on ike [sic] (from Hollywood, probably)
rushed up, got in front of me, yelled for service-and bought a 3-cent stamp.
I shall mail this at needles at 625, and you will surely get it tomorrow. I hope that you and Miss Rooke enjoy the ballet tonight. Please don't work too hard, darling-rest, and don't let your cold get worse. Remember that your husband loves you more than anything in the world. I had fun with you this morning. Little Crelly is a darling, and so are Linda and Peter and Linus. Give my love to them, and to Tyl-but keep most of it for yourself. You are my own sweet little wife, and I adore you and worship you. Love, love, love from your own.
- Letter from LP to AHP. [Filed under LP Safe: Box #1.014, Folder #14.1]
[Later added in LP's handwriting]
1939 or 1940
Wednesday the 14th 2.P.M.
[Later added in LP's handwriting]
Crellie and I retraced our steps without incident. The noon day traffic wasn't bad, and I made all stops satisfactorily. Crellie thought the train was wonderful.
I hope that you had a nice lunch. You know that I can't find any J.S.Q.M.F. booklet where you said they were eg. at the right of the fireplace. The Rosenwald [?], the common wealth, the Carnegie, the Rockefeller, etc, etc but no Guggenheim. But I haven't exhausted my resources yet. (I've had trouble with this resources)
You looked very handsome and with the properly roving eye which I fancy won't pass unnoticed. I'd almost bet on you.
It is sunny over the valley and is beautiful but it is raining here still.
I didn't say one word to Crellie on the way home and he said nothing to me. He is a darling. I wished I'd dressed him better. He is having some discomfort from those back teeth.
I miss you very much and I hope you won't do this the rest of your life- still if it isn't this it will be something else!
My love to you. You mustn't waste too much time on people who aren't important. I'd skip the obviously worthless applications.
Give my sincere greetings to Moe [?] and to any other warm (?0 friend whomever you may encounter. Love, love, love. Ava Helen Pauling
- Letter from LP to Dr. Eugene Eyster, Department of Physics, University of Michigan, RE: Inquires into Eyster's plans for the coming year, commenting that LP could help arrange something. Mentions Eyster's paper on hydrazoic acid in the Journal of Chemical Physics. Sends greetings from AHP and the lab. [Letter from Eyster to LP February 22, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #110.7, file:(Eyster, Eugene, 1940, 1942-1943)]
- Letter from LP to L.A. Kimpton, Dean, Deep Springs, RE: Recommends William J. Howell for the teaching position at Deep Springs. Describes his qualifications, mentioning that Howell would like to break from his graduate studies at Caltech to earn enough money to complete his doctorate. Adds that he will be available for an interview when Kimpton is in Pasadena. [Letters from LP to Kimpton February 9, 1940, from Kimpton to LP February 19, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #198.9, file:(Kimpton, L. A.)]
- Letter from LP to Mr. A. A. Burgoyne, Jr., International Business Machines, Inc., RE: Returns copies of the contract, signed, and asks if they can place an order for their cards to be punched. [Memo from LP to Mr. E. C. Barrett February 14, 1940, to Mr. A. A. Burgoyne, Jr. March 7, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #368.6]
- Letter from LP to Mr. EC Barrett RE: Requests a statement about the Noyes fund. [Filed under California Institute of Technology: Materials re: Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1933-1963, No Date: Box #1.024, Folder 24.8]
- Letter from LP to Mr. EC Barrett, CIT. [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia: Box #1.029 file 29.1]
February 14, 1940
Mr. E. C. Barrett
Dear Mr. Barrett:
A few days ago Professors Sturtevant and Haagen-Smit and I talked with you about the misunderstanding regarding apparatus and supplies for bio-organic chemistry. In previous years Professor Haagen-Smit has obtained, on the Biology Budget, about $1200 to $1500 worth of apparatus and supplies per year. Last spring I suggested to him that this material be included in our order and cheeked out from our stockroom as needed. It was my opinion that this would be a more efficient and economical way of handling the orders, since we get a better price for glassware in case lots than in smaller quantities and since the Crellin stockroom is conveniently situated for Haagen-Smit and his men. Professor Haagen-Smit agreed, and we purchased $3000 worth of apparatus and supplies for him. Professor Haagen-Smit and his men have now checked out material coming to $2262.07.
Whereas I had expected that this material would be paid for by the Biology Department as it was checked out of our stockroom, Professor Haagen-Smit thought that the material would be supplied from the Chemistry Rockefeller Budget without charge to Biology. In discussion with you, we reached the agreement that about one half of the sum involved, would be absorbed in the Rockefeller Budget, and that the remainder, $1263.22, would be tentatively transferred to the Biology Budget. I shall, however, make an effort to keep a part of the Rockefeller Budget from being expanded, in order to absorb some of this latter sum, if possible. Professor Haagen-Smit's work in bio-organic chemistry is such that it is not inappropriate to include its support, in part at least, under the Rockefeller Fund during the present year.
I request accordingly that an interdepartmental charge of $1268.22 .on the Biology Department from Chemistry Fund be made.
Apparatus and chemicals and supplies amounting to $l042.45 have been checked out from the stockroom for microchemistry. Please credit the Chemistry Fund with this sum, from the Rockefeller, microanalysis and Stockroom.
The Crellin Fire Fund, Laboratory Equipment, Apparatus and Chemicals, totalling $3292.18, has now an approximate balance of $1900. Of this sum about $550 will be drawn on later in connection with the losses in Dr. Buchman's researches. The remaining losses in apparatus and chemicals have been made up by drawing on our stockroom. I request accordingly that the chemistry fund be credited with the sum of $1860.00 from the Crellin Fire Fund, Laboratory Equipment, Apparatus and Chemicals.
- Letter from Mrs. Clark B. Millikan to various Pasadena physicians RE: requests if they are interested in the “Union Now” idea, if they would be willing to place copies of the enclosed pamphlet and the monthly bulletin in their reception room. [Filed under AHP: Federal Union, Inc.: Box # 5.004, Folder 4.1]
- Letter from Prof. Joseph Murdoch, UCLA, to LP RE: Requests LP send his comments of Dr. J.D. McCullough who is under consideration for promotion. Also thanks him for working on the ulexite problem. [Letter from LP to Murdoch February 24, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #245.4, file:(McCullough, J.D.)]
- Memo from LP to Mr. E. C. Barrett, Comptroller, Caltech, RE: Sends the contracts and asks to have them signed. [Copy of Contract February 3, 1940, Letter from LP to Mr. A. A. Burgoyne, Jr. February 14, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #368.6]
- Writes cheque to "Santa Fe," $205.70. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial, Box 4.015, Folder 3]