- Letter from Peter Pauling to AHP & LP RE: Writes about how things are during their absence and talks about the engine and work he wants to do on the Ford. Asks for permission for monetary assistance in order to purchase the engine. Requests information from AHP regarding perfume for girls. [Filed under LP Biographical: Personal & Family, Family Correspondence: Peter Jefress Pauling. 1939-1953: Box #5.041, Folder 41.2]
Oct. 17, 1948
Everything is fine here. Gordon is still alive. Today it has been hot, wet, and muggy. It rained a little. I watered. Teena had the day off, so Linda had to try to cook. She’s OK I suppose, although not very regular with her meals.
The business at hand concerns an engine for the Fordy. I took the front fenders off last night, and while it is too bad not to have fenders, she looks very much better. Really not bad. But the engine. Rod Smythe will sell his engine for $85. The engine is a 33 V-8, he has had it rebored, new mains poured, crank ground. The price includes all accessories, heads, pan, generator, starter, intake and exhaust manifolds, muffler, carburetor, water pumps, transmission, radiator. However, pistons, rings, valves, new connecting rods, and con rod bearings must be bought. And heads remodeled. This would cost perhaps $75 more. To rebuild the present motor, the B, would cost $60. Or more, I do not know exactly. Also, the B can be sold for $55. There is a market for B’s. I would like to get his engine. I will even buy it out of my allowance, but would appreciate some assistance. Smythe will let me have it on credit, he is in no need for money. Would you please let me know what you think of this, as I would like to get to work on it? It does not seem like such a bad deal. Pretty good in fact, with all the accessories that are necessary and cost a good deal. The engine will be somewhat more powerful than a [precursor?] Mercury engine.
Linda has finished her beds, and we have put one of them up. We are having a lot of fun with Norton. I picked up Crellin on Friday night. Linda went Folk dancing Saturday with David Beadle. Say Mom, please advise what perfume to what girl. Girls are Elenor Benioff, Dagmar Benioff, Amneka Went, and Ava von Hume. Smells are: 2 noirs, Chinchilla, and Antelope. I would like a similar present for Judy [Rodekah?].
We all hope you have a wonderful time and come back soon. Love from us all,
- Letter from W.H. Freeman, W.H. Freeman and Co., to LP . RE: Freeman has met a young chemist named Stickles who wants to write an organic chemistry text. Freeman has told him that they can't commit themselves to publish it, but, if he gives Freeman and Co. first chance at it, that they will give him what advice they can. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Books, 1947b6.1]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Chemists to Hear Californian Friday”, Denver (Colorado) News, October 17, 1948. [Filed under LP Scrapbooks, 1946-1950: Box #6.005, folder 5.26]
- Note from Dr. Thomas Addis to AHP RE: Sends a summary of LP's protein results for the past three years, noting that there have been no red cells since July 1943. Goes on to state that he thinks it best that he settle into his new lab in Los Angeles before considering work abroad. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #2.3, file:(Addis, Thomas 1948-1949)]