- Letter from LP to Edward Crellin RE: Informs Crellin of the family's trip to England and how everyone is settling in at Oxford. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box: #68.10, file:(Crellin, E.W.)]
- Letter from LP to George Beadle. [Letter from Beadle to LP March 1, 1948] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #27.2, file:(Beadle, George W.)]
Jan. 31, 1948
Professor G. W. Beadle
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena 4, California
I have been getting along well here at Oxford-getting work done on some new ideas on molecular structure. We are all settled now in a house (an apartment, rather), and are enjoying life. The weather has not been bad - not cold, but rather wet.
I am writing to you especially now about an idea that turned up in conversation with Mirsky in New York. He pointed out to me that there is no possibility whatever that Northrop would go to New York to work in the Rockefeller Institute Laboratory there, and that, of course, the Rockefeller Institute is committed to continue to support him and his work until he reaches retiring age, a few years from now. The idea is that if we could make suitable laboratory space available to him and Dunitz and whatever other people might be working with Northrop, then the Rockefeller Institute would without doubt continue to pay the salaries of both men and perhaps other assistants for Northrop, and might possible even contribute to the laboratory expenses - there is a reasonable chance that Northrop's regular budget would be continued until his retirement.
I think that it is quite probable that Northrop would be enough interested to live in Pasadena, under circumstances that please him, to accept such a position, and that the Rockefeller Institute would continue support. Would you look into this matter, talk it over with Leo, and take whatever action seems indicated.
With best regards, I am
- Letter from LP to Prof. Earl Evans, American Embassy, London, RE: Discusses the possibility of having Professor Cyril Hinshelwood replace him for the lecture series in Chicago. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #159.7, file:(Hinshelwood, Cyril)]
- Letter from Maud Mattley, Supervisor of Science, Portland Public Schools to LP RE: Thanks him for his letter honoring Mr. Green for the Washington High Lens, informs him with sadness of the death of Mr. Green, says now the letter will be a contribution in his honor, encloses newspaper notice of his death, adds that she has retired. [Letters from LP to Mattley January 9, 1948, February 18, 1948] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 441.1]
- Note from D. C.-M. Scwab to LP RE: Sends him a series of reprints because their results on catalytic activation energy have been interpreted in terms of the Mott-Jones theory of the alloys, says he is curious to now know the interpretation of the Hume-Rothey rule as LP has had more recent views on the metallic bond, and asks for his opinion. (Attached: Copy of one page of an article titled “Mechanische Festigkeit als Elektroneneffekt” from “Experientia”) [Filed under LP Correspondence: 378.1]