- Letter from A. K. Parpart, Princeton University, to LP RE: Invites LP to be one of the discussants in a series of scholarly conferences one of which will be on “The Chemistry and Physiology of Growth” which will be featured in the Princeton University Bicentennial Celebration. [Filed under: LP Speeches, 1946s.8]
- Letter from Frederick D. Rossini, Chemist, National Bureau of Standards, to LP RE: Sends him a copy of the report on hydrocarbons recently prepared by the Bureau of Standards. Adds that complete set of the material will be made available to LP's department's library upon request. [Report by Rossini January 31, 1946, Letter from LP to National Bureau of Standards June 10, 1946] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #283.4, file:(National Bureau of Standards)]
- Letter from LP to Allan Maccoll, Sir William Ramsey and Ralph Forster Labs, University College London. [Note from Maccoll to LP March 5, 1946] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #246.7, file:(Mellor, David P.)]
April 15, 1946
Mr. Allan Maccoll
Sir William Hamsey and Ralph Forster Laboratories
London W. C. 1, England
Dear Mr. Maccoll
Your manuscript has now been found, among some other papers in my laboratory, and I observe that it is marked received September 11, 1945 and, moreover, I see that my negligence is far more serious than I had thought hitherto, because in your letter of July 17 you ask me to forward the manuscript to the Journal of Chemical Physics. I apologize for having failed to do this.
I am not now sending the manuscript on to the Journal of Chemical Physics, because of the remark in your letter of March 5 that you are planning to publish it in the Journal of the Chemical Society. If you have not yet submitted it, and you would prefer to have it appear in the Journal of Chemical Physics, please let me know at once, and I shall send the copy which I have to the editor.
I have read the manuscript with interest, and I think that it is worthy of publication. I find it difficult to decide about the reliability of the simple calculation when applied to such complex phenomena; that is, in the interpretation of the difference in energy of two stationary states — I believe that the application to the calculation of resonance energy alone is somewhat more reliable. The only feature of the work which surprises me is the very small value, 0.20 v.e., of the nitrogen-nitrogen integral y. It is true that the energy of a single bond between two nitrogen atoms is very small; but the very great energy of the triple bond, in the nitrogen molecule, indicates that the exchange integral y is very large rather than very small.
I trust that you will continue to work in this interesting field, and I shall look forward to hearing from you again, and to meeting you at some time in the future.
- Letter from LP to Mrs. Frieda F. Halpern, Division Director, ICCASP. Read script of film with interest and judges that it would be effective. Suggests strengthening portion dealing with medical research. [Letter from Halpern to LP February 28, 1946]. LP Peace: Box 4.012, Folder 12.7
- Letter from LP to The Executive Committee, RE: LP recommends that $11,540.00 be appropriated from the reserve fund for rehabilitation of the Chemistry Shop. [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia, Box 1.020, Folder 20.4]