- Letter from Charles R. Boden, Special investigator, State of California Department of Employment, Fraud & Investigation Section to AHP RE: sends statement drawn up to be signed. Regards Susie Miller (Susie Perry) [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Finance: Box 4.059, #59.2]
- Letter from Dr. C.C. Furnas, Director, Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, to LP RE: Discusses the possibility of using biochemical and biophysical models of animal nervous systems to model servo-mechanisms for guided missiles and other applications. Requests LP's comments on this admittedly odd concept. Also invite LP to visit their labs in Buffalo if ever he has the chance. [Letter from LP to Furnas November 20, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #128.12, file:(F: Correspondence, 1947)]
- Letter from G. Theben, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Bureau de New York, to LP, cc: Chadwell, RE: Informs him that Miss Friedmann, who is currently in Paris, will return in early December and work toward obtaining a passport for Prof. Kamen so that he may attend the April symposium. (Note above text: “Copy made for Dr. Kamen”) [Letter from LP to Chadwell November 3, 1947, from LP to Kamen November 14, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #197.2, file:(Kamen, Michael)]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Arthur J. Hill, Yale University, RE: Thanking Hill for sending the photographs and for the copy of Sinnott's talk. [Hill's letter: November 4, 1947] [Filed under: LP Speeches, 1947s.19]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Homer W. Smith, Department of Physiology, New York University School of Medicine RE: Says he was glad to read his manuscript “Science and Society,” finds it very interesting, hopes he publishes it soon, says his own feeling is much like Smith's except maybe the social sciences, and points out a few misspellings to be helpful. [Letter from Smith to LP November 3, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 378.1]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Peyton Rous, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, RE: Thanks Rous for the reprint and complements the article. [Letter from Dr. Peyton Rous to LP October 29, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #336.9]
- Letter from LP to Joseph Halle Schaffner. [Letter from Schaffner to LP November 18, 1947] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 378.1]
November 13, 1947
Mr. Joseph Halle Schaffner
3 Riverview Terrace
New York, New York
It was a great disappointment to me (and also to Ava Helen) not to see you at the time of the Princeton meeting last month. We had been hoping that you would be there—not only to have the pleasure of seeing you, but also in order that the Emergency Committee could profit by your enthusiasm and wisdom.
I also telephoned your home when we were in New York after the Princeton meeting, but got no answer—this was the middle of October, on Saturday, when you without doubt were away. I had tried to get you by phone when we passed through New York on our way back from England, at the end of July, but without success. Our stay in New York at that time was for only a few hours, because our crossing of the Atlantic by air was delayed for three days, and our train reservations had originally been made to permit us a three-day stay in New York.
Did you see Mr. Henry Usborne, M.P., when he was in the United States last month? I am feeling enthusiastic about him and the World Movement for World Federal Government that he and some fellow M.P.'s have devised. This plan of theirs offers a chance for immediate action, thus differing from other world government plans.
Ava Helen and I and the three younger children are expecting to sail for England on December 26. I have been upset for two days now, trying to decide whether I should go early to England or not. A letter came two days ago saying that The Royal Society would present the Davy Medal to me at 2:30 P.M. on December 1, and expressing the hope that I could be present. The decision as to whether I shall fly over next week is not yet made, but it seems likely that our original plans will not be changed. It will be hard enough for me to get all of my work here done before leaving in December.
I am sending you under separate cover a copy of my new textbook for college freshmen. I hope that you find a chance to read a bit of it, and that you find it interesting.
- Memo from W.H. Freeman, W. H. Freeman and Company to LP RE: Writes regarding possible manuscripts, asks about Schumb for an advanced organic text, reports complete reorganization at Brown, says Behnke believes Noyes would do a book and thinks highly of Johnson at Cornell for an introductory organic text if the Yale one fails, believes Bartlett could be persuaded to do a later organic text, and encloses a duplicate of the memo with a list at the bottom for LP to number according to his preference for a book in organic. [Filed under LP Correspondence: 439.5]
- Memorandum from Martha Letts, Secretary to W.H. Freeman, to LP RE: Freeman though LP would be interested in the comments enclosed, and asks that he sign them and send them back. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Books, 1947b4.6.]
- Memorandum from W.H. Freeman, W.H. Freeman and Co., to LP, RE: Freeman would like to add a list of illustrations and an appendix to the next reprinting of "General Chemistry." [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Books, 1947b4.6.]