Letter from Linus Pauling to Paul G. Nahin. Page 1. January 3, 1949
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  • Inter-Department Communication from R. B. Corey to LP RE: Budget for U.S. Public Health Service grant for the support of X-ray diffraction investigations of amino acids, peptides and proteins. [Filed under LP Science: United States Public Health Service: "X-ray Diffraction Investigations of the Structure of Protein Molecules", grant RG 1987, [Changed to H-2143 (Chemistry 150)] 1948-1958: Box #14.041 Folder #41.1]
  • Letter from Dr. E. J. Crane, Editor, Chemical Abstracts, to LP RE: Thanks him for his letter and sends him greetings for a new year as ACS president. [Letter from LP to Crane December 27, 1948] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box: #70, file:(Chemical Abstracts, 1948-1956)]
  • Letter from Dr. William T. Simpson, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington to LP RE: Apologizes for his impoliteness in failing to mention his paper on “A Theory of the Color of Dyes,” explains how he based his references, and tells how he included it in his thesis but when he edited it for publication he applied an arbitrary process by which he failed to mention LP's work. Says he was also disappointed to miss him in Seattle a few weeks ago, expresses his interest and appreciation of his work on valence and problems on the borderline between life and physical chemistry, and again assures him that he was not deliberately leaving out LP's paper but rushed through his publication. [Letter from LP to Simpson December 21, 1948] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1948), #378.2]
  • Letter from Edmond G. Young, Co-Chairman, Program Committee, to LP. RE: Is pleased to receive his letter. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1943-1949: Box #14.004 Folder #4.2]
  • Letter from George Scatchard, M. I. T. to LP RE: Inviting LP to a National Research Council Conference on Blood Substitutes in Washington on February 14, 1949 [Scatchard's next letter January 14, 1949] [Filed under LP Science: Materials re: Oxypolygelatin Blood Plasma Substitute, 1946-1952: Box #6.003 Folder #3.2]
  • Letter from James Crowe, Executive Editor, C & EN to LP RE: Request he autograph and return the two enclosed covers on which LP appears from the January 3, 1949 issue of C & EN. [Letter from LP to Crowe January 14, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box #70.3, file:(Chemical and Engineering News, 1947-1958, 1968-1969, 1975, 1979-1980, 1988)]
  • Letter from LP to Alden H. Emery, Executive Secretary. RE: Encloses a copy of the letter from Urey. Would like to help the family. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1943-1948: Box #14.004 Folder #4.2]
  • Letter from LP to C. W. Rivise, Caesar and Revise. RE: Thanks him for his letter. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1943-1948: Box #14.004 Folder #4.2]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Ahmed Mustafa Ahmed RE: responds to letter for November 22 and apologizes for the delay. Gives permission for Ahmed to come to Caltech as a guest, during spring term, and to attend some of the advanced courses, including the third term of the Nature of the Chemical Bond. Points out that research would not be possible during the visit both because of limited time and limited space in the laboratories. [Letters from Ahmed to LP November 22, 1948, January 16, 1949] [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia: Box 1.017, Folder 17.3]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Stephen Rath thanking him for the brochure and reprint about the Institute for Muscle Research. [Reply to Rath November 23, 1948]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Stephen Rath, Institute for Muscle Research, Inc., RE: Thanks Rath for the brochure and reprint about the Institute and inquires about Prof. Szent-Gyorgyi. [Letter from Dr. Stephen Rath to LP November 23, 1948] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #340.14]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Vlassios Vlassopoulos RE: States he received Vlassopoulos' while he was in Europe, and needs to know the specific plans of Vlassopoulos' research before he will know if Caltech has room or not. [Notes from Dr. Vlassios Vlassopoulos to LP November 15, 1948, 3-49] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 427.9]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Werner Nowacki, Mineralogical Institute, University of Berne, RE: Replies that there are both government and industry jobs for a man of Nowacki's training, but that university positions are rare. Adds that he will continue looking for a position on Nowacki's behalf. [Letter from Nowacki to LP November 20, 1948] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #277.15, file:(Nowacki, Werner)]
  • Letter from LP to Harold C. Urey, University of Chicago. RE: Informs him that he will take up with the directors the question raised in his letter. Will try to do something personally. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1943-1948: Box #14.004 Folder #4.2]
  • Letter from LP to Stuart C. Dorman, Manager, College Department, McGraw-Hill Book Company, RE: States that he has just had the opportunity to read “Chemical Calculations”. States he is surprised at the unwillingness to use the gas law equation and thinks they should like Avogadro's number more accurately. Adds that he is not using this book for his class as it overlaps his own “General Chemistry” too much. [Letter from Dorman to LP June 9, 1948] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #253.4, file:(McGraw-Hill 1949-1950)]
  • Letter from LP to W. H. Freeman, W. H. Freeman and Company RE: Writes to ask if he would be interested in reconsidering publishing the Lucas-Pressman lab manual for organic chemistry, knows why he decided not to publish it before but points out that the company is now in a firm enough position to publish it, believes it is perfect for their series, explains that the authors have been offered contracts by two other companies now, and asks that Freeman let him know if he has changed his mind about it. Explains Lucas also seems to have some dissatisfaction with the American Book Company and is interested in knowing if another publisher would buy the copyright of his book from them. Says he would go through the manuscript with Lucas and help him bring it up to modern times, explains that even though Lucas is from the older generation, he is recognized the world over as one of the men who contributed significantly to the development of modern organic chemistry. Adds that there might be some copyright trouble if the second edition of his text were published by a different company than his lab manual. [Filed under LP Correspondence: 439.7]
  • Letter from LP to W.H. Freeman asking him to reconsider the Lucas-Pressman Laboratory Manual of Organic Chemistry. Dr. Lucas is looking for a new publisher and is interested in W.H. Freeman publishing the second edition of his textbook on organic chemistry. [Freeman's reply January 7, 1949]
  • Letter from Louis G. Dunn to Lemen to LP about the reclassification of jet propulsion laboratory reports. [LP's reply January 26, 1949]
  • Letter from Louis G. Dunn, Director, Jet Propulsion Lab, Cal Tech, to LP RE: Informs him that they will be reclassifying Progress Reports no. 9-15 and no. 9-20, as well as Memorandum no. 9-2 to Restricted. [Letter from LP to Dunn January 26, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #98.14, file:(D: Correspondence, 1949)]
  • Letter from W.H. Freeman, W.H. Freeman and Co., to Dr. John Turkevich, Princeton University, RE: Freeman would like to remind Turkevich that he expects shortly a major portion of his advanced inorganic manuscript. He thinks that Turkevich might be interested in the comments from teachers of the course, and so has tried to synthesize what he and Behnke have heard so far. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Books, 1950b1.7]
  • Photo: A house covered with snow. “1/4/49 / Back of house, showing screen porch & kitchen windows to left.” Photographer unknown. Black and white print. [Ship #1670] [Filed under LP Photo Box: 1949i.13]
  • Photo: Snow-covered trees. “1/4/49 / Oak tree and grove of white birches in out back yard. Snow over sack lawn.” Photographer unknown. Black and white print. [Ship #1669] [Filed under LP Photo Box: 1949i.12]
  • Writes cheque to “Art McKinney. Waxing floors” $40.00 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.073, folder 73.6]
  • Writes cheque to “Foster Campbell. Gardening. Dec” $52.00 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.073, folder 73.6]