- AHP writes cheque to "Market Basket," $10.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial, Box 4.015, Folder 3]
- Letter from Eugenio Cabrero, Secretary, Del Amo Foundation to LP RE: Thanks LP for letter for March 30th regarding Professor Moles. Encloses copy of letter from Cabrero to Moles regarding Moles' command of the English language. [Letter from LP to del Amo March 30, 1940, Letter from Cabrero to Moles April 2, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #255.7, File: (M: Correspondence 1940)]
- Letter from Eugenio Cabrero, Secretary, Del Amo Foundation to Professor E. Moles, Laboratoire de Chimie Nucleaire, France RE: Answers application for fellowship by Moles to Del Amo. Requests information on Moles' capacity with regard to the English language. [Letter from Cabrero to LP April 2, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #255.7, File: (M: Correspondence 1940)]
- Letter from JHS to LP RE: Attached recommendations for the Instrument Supplies and Chemistry Equipment budgets for 1940-41 for the Rockefeller Budget [Filed under LP Science: Rockefeller Foundation, 1936-1946: Box #14.038, Folder #38.8]
- Letter from LP to Dr. E. J. Crane, Ohio State University. RE: Votes no on the proposals in his letter of March 14th. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Materials re: Committees and Awards 1938-1950: Box #14.008 Folder #8.14]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Leslie E. Sutton, Oxford. [Notes from Leslie E. Sutton to LP January 28, 1940, June 23, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #370.8]
April 2, 1940
Dr. Leslie E. Sutton
I am glad to learn from your letter which arrived here on February 28, one month after you mailed it, that you are now feeling better about the situation than you were when you wrote at the beginning of the War. It is good that you have time for your own work and teaching. I am looking forward to seeing your lecture on the "Present Stage of Valency Theory" when it appears.
You must remember when thinking about the United States that it is the way of democracies to be undecided and to have difficulty in reaching a final decision about important questions. This disadvantage of the democratic system is of course far outweighed by the advantages, which we all know about and for which you are fighting. We have been working hard around here for the "Union Now" scheme of uniting the democracies, although I must say that I am not very optimistic about anything's being done soon.
The work in the laboratory is moving along as usual. Schomaker and Stevenson and the other electron diffraction men have been getting a lot of interesting results. Schomaker now has refinement of the radial distribution method in such good shape that it leads often to complete structure determinations in one step. There is also a lot of crystal structure work being done especially on amino acids and polypeptides. We are just installing some International Business Machines with about 200,000 punched cards for making very rapidly and accurately the electron diffraction and
x-ray calculations. I am interested now in the question of the structure and process of formation of antibodies, and have developed a theory on which many predictions can be based. We are beginning experimental work in serology in order to test some of these.
We have a new staff member in organic chemistry, Professor L. Zechmeister of the University of Pecs. He is working especially now on isomerism of carotenoids.
My wife and I are leaving next Sunday for the East, where we shall attend the Spring meetings of the societies. We are all in good health, Young Linus is now fifteen, and may go off to boarding school next year, although a definite decision has not yet been made.
With best regards to everyone at Oxford, I am
- Letter from LP to Kasimir Fajans, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, RE: Replies that Zechmeister has arrived and is at work, and unfortunately they have no other position available for Stern. Adds that he is interested in Stern's work and in seeing him in Cincinnati. [Letter from Fajans to LP March 18, 1940] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #117.2, file:(Fajans, Kasimir, 1940, 1942, 1946-1947, 1950)]
- Letter from LP to Prof. H. Papish, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, RE: Requests that Dr. Hughes be given an appointment at Cornell, following their agreement that he would work at Caltech for two years before returning to work with Dr. Hoard on crystal structure. Mentions Prof. Debye's lecture series at Cornell. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #312.5, file:(P: Correspondence, 1940)]
- Letter from R.C. Gibbs, Department of Physics, Cornell University, to LP RE: Responds to question LP sent regarding coefficients of absorption. Apologizes for the delay in response. Adds that his secretary will send related reprints. Goes on to discuss travel plans for his sabbatical, as he and his wife are currently in Florida, and soon will make their way toward California. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #140.5, file:(G: Correspondence, 1940)]
- Pasadena Chapter of Federal Union Notes for Headquarters. RE: discusses previous executive committee meeting, two types of memberships: with and without dues, next open meeting in April, Mrs. Walter elected New York correspondent for the Bulletin, start of question and answer file, telephone list successful thus far, acquired a list of ministers to contact, new 10-Facts, “For Union Now” booklet discontinued and now using “The essence of Union Now”, sales tax for every $100 spent, Mr. Barter recently called to check on headquarter's progress. [Filed under AHP: Federal Union, Pasadena Chapter: Box # 5.007, Folder 7.4]
- Writes cheque to "First Federal Savings and Loan Co.," $210.24. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial, Box 4.015, Folder 3]
- Writes cheque to "Mr. E.W. Crellin," $80.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial, Box 4.015, Folder 3]
- Writes cheque to “Market Basket. Cash-” $10.00 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.072, folder 72.1]
- Writes cheque to “Mr. EW Crellin. April payment” $80.00 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.071, folder 71.6]
- Writes cheque “First Federal. April payment” $210.24 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.071, folder 71.6]