- Letter from Isador A. Deutch, Assistant Director, Office of Air Pollution Control, Count of Los Angeles, to LP RE: Encloses copies of two translated papers regarding the 1930 fog disaster in the Meuse Valley that differ from the account given at the 1936 proceedings of the Faraday Society. [Letter from LP to Mr. Isador A. Deutch August 19, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #376.7]
- Letter from J. H. Walthall, Chief, Chemical Research and Engineering, Tennessee Valley Authority, to LP RE: Regrets that LP cannot come to the meetings, and states only two invited scientists declined. Thanks LP for the offer to help through correspondence. [Letter from LP to H. A. Morgan August 6, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #410.12]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Ervin Anderson RE: Responds that the he is interested in the seven-man team proposed by the Department of State, but feels that perhaps a true biochemist would be more apt for the position. Suggests names of some colleagues and provided information as to when he will pass through the East to England. [Letter from Anderson to LP August 8, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #12.13, file:(A: Correspondence, 1947)]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Norman D. Coggeshall RE: Responds to his request for suggestions concerning appointments to professorships in physics. Warns him that returning to the academic setting will probably result in a sacrifice in salary. Suggests positions available at the Rice Institute, the University of Washington, and the University of Utah. [Letter from Coggeshall July 28, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box: #74.15, file:(C: Correspondence, 1946)]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Vladimir Poremski RE: Recommends that Poremski come to the United States and then begin looking for employment. Suggests advertising in Chemical and Engineering News or attend a American Chemical Society national meeting. [Letter from Dr. Vladimir Poremski to LP April 28, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #312.12]
- Letter from LP to Dr. William H. Eberhardt, Department of Chemistry, Georgia Tech, RE: Informs him of two available positions, in case he is still interested in changing jobs. States that the first is to run the chemistry department at Rollins College; adds that Dr. Bell may stop by Georgia Tech to see Eberhardt. Describes the second position at the newly formed University College of the West Indies, where the candidate would be in charge of setting up the chemistry department. Encloses Dr. T.W.J. Taylor's address, so that Eberhardt may contact him. [Note from Taylor to LP July 24, 1947, Letters from Eberhardt to LP August 24, 1947, from LP to Taylor November 14, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #106.3, file:(Eberhardt, William H., 1946, 1947, 1949-1951, 1953, 1955-1956, 1961-1963, 1971, 1981, 1983, 1991)]
- Letter from LP to John. E. Ricci, New York University, RE: LP informs Ricci that his letter to Edwards Brothers, ordering two copies of "General Chemistry," has been forwarded to him. He is glad to say that the book is being revised and will be available at the end of May. LP has forwarded Ricci's order to the publisher, W.H. Freeman. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Books, 1947b5.1]
- Letter from LP to Prof. Dr. F. Micheel, Director, Chemisches Institut RE: Acknowledges letter of June 19. Informs Micheel that a copy of the missing reprint has been sent. Mentions that censors may have removed the reprint because it was a lithoprint instead of a pamphlet. Condoles Micheel on the conditions of his lab. [Letters from Micheel to LP June 19, 1947, September 25, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #255.14, file:(M: Correspondence, 1947)]
- Letter from LP to Prof. Kurt G. Stern, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. [Letter from Kurt G. Stern to LP June 8, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #368.2]
August 14, 1947
Professor Kurt G. Stern
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
99 Livingston Street
Brooklyn 2, New York
Dear Professor Stern:
My answer to your letter of June 8 has bean delayed until my return from Europe.
About all I need to say about the phosphorus atoms in phosphate models is that the distance from the center of the phosphorus atom to the center of the oxygen atom should be 1.55 Ǻ. The van der Waals radius of oxygen is 1.4 Ǻ., and I believe that in the Fisher-Hirschfelder models this is decreased by 0.2 Ǻ. Accordingly the phosphorus atom should be made of such a size as to make the distance from its center to the outside of the oxygen atom sphere equal to 2.75 Ǻ.
I have been very pleased to find Dr. Seymour Singer at work here. He seems to me to be an excellent man, and we are looking forward to a good year's work from him.
- Letter from Robert E. Marshak, Chairman, Council of the Federation of American Scientists, to Mr. David E. Lilienthal, United States Atomic Energy Commission. [Transmitted to the FAS council]. Recognizes the need for continued security in the field of military application of atomic energy but feels that civil rights are unnecessarily infringed in present procedures regarding the granting of clearance. LP Peace: Box 3.018, Folder 18.1
- Letter from Sho-Chow Woo, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica to LP RE: Introduces his friend Kwang-Hsien, one of the best students ever graduated from their institute of chemistry, stayed assistant at his university, gives character description and puts him forth as a good person to come abroad to Cal Tech. Asks that he give him permission to be a graduate student, and sends his credentials and certificate. [Letter from LP to Woo August 20, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 443.15]
- Writes cheque to “Em Com. At. Sci. Pullman fare NY to Pasa” $56.58 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.073, folder 73.6]