- Itinerary: Lilly Insulin Symposium, Indianapolis May 16 and 17 [Filed under LP Travel Materials: 1932-1954: Box #1.001 Folder #1.7]
- Letter from Alden H. Emery, Executive Secretary, to LP. RE: Informs him of his stance in regard to the registration fees. Informs him that all the complaints of this sort are from the same division. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.1]
- Letter from Dr. Harry M. Crooks, Jr., Parke, Davis & Company, to LP RE: States that they are interested in LP's work with the asymmetric carbon atoms of Chloromycetin and that they are sending a special purification of Chloromycetin early next week for x-ray study. Also lists some other compounds which LP could order. (Notes in margins re: comments on additional compounds available.) [Letters from LP to Crooks May 11, 1949, May 24, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #310.2, file:(Parke, Davis, and Company)]
- Letter from E. J. Crane, Chemical Abstracts. RE: Invites him to an Abstractors' Luncheon in Atlantic City on September 20th. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.1]
- Letter from Edvard A. Jumpertz to LP RE: Thanks LP for his book and asks if LP knows the lattice energies of CuCl, ZnS and CSi or where he could get the information. Also mentions he is interested to know if Fourier- and Patterson-analysis of these crystals have been made. [Letters from LP to Jumpertz April 27, 1949, June 1, 1949]
- Letter from Glenn T. Seaborg, University of California, to Milton Burton. RE: Has the general feeling that there is a problem with the publications. Would like to learn more on the topic. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Materials re: Committees and Awards, 1938-1950: Box #14.008 Folder # 8.18]
- Letter from James W. Whitehead, University of Tampa, to LP. RE: Request to know is measurements for his cap and gown, and his arrival time. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.1]
- Letter from John C. Bailar, Jr., University of Illinois, to Those Taking Part In The Symposium on The Solid State. RE: Sends copies of the complete program of the symposium. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.1]
- Letter from LP (signed in his absence) to Dennis Flanagan, Managing Editor, Scientific American, RE: Thanks Flanagan for sending copies of the May article in Scientific American and states that he is continuing to plan on writing an article for them. [Letters from Dennis Flanagan to LP April 25, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #374.9]
- Letter from LP [signed in his absence] to Dr. Floyd T. Tyson, Temple University, RE: Thanks Tyson for the letter summarizing the 53rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. States that his late reply is due to his illness. [Letter from Dr. Floyd T. Tyson to LP April 13, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #410.14]
- Letter from LP to A. Sommerfeld. [Note from A. Sommerfeld to LP March 6, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #366.1]
May 16, 1949
Professor A. Sommerfeld:
Dear Professor Sommerfeld:
I was very pleased to receive your letter of March 6, and to know that you are getting along well. My wife has received two or three letters from Frau Selmayr during the last two years.
It was a great pleasure to me to learn that the American Association of Physics Teachers had decided to award the Oersted Medal to you, and I am now very pleased to know that in your article for the American Journal of Physics you have mentioned the fact that I was a student of yours at the time when you gave your first lectures on wave mechanics. I often think of the fine period of work and study that I had in Munich, and my wife, too, often speaks about those days. I shall look forward to seeing your article when it comes out. Someone sent to us a few months ago a clipping from a Munich paper in which a summary of your radio talk was given, in which you mentioned me, as well as Heisenberg, as having been among your students. This, too, gave me pleasure.
I have been ill this spring, and have been in bed for several weeks - a continuation of the kidney trouble that has bothered me for eight years now. I am hoping, however, that I will be in better shape before long. All of our children are well, and my wife, too. Our son Linus is married, and is now a student at Harvard Medical School.
While I have been in bed I have been continuing to work along the lines described in my paper in your Festschrift last December, and I have developed a method of deciding what the dissociation energy of carbon monoxide is, and what the sublimation of carbon is. I think that the heat of sublimation is 14-0 kcal/mole, and that the much higher value 170 kcal/mole that has been in favor recently is for some reason in error.
Do you remember that in 1927, when you had been chosen as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, you sent my manuscript to the Royal Society as the first manuscript that you submitted? Perhaps you have noticed that I was chosen a Foreign Member of the Royal Society last year, and that I have published a paper on the theory of metals in the Proceedings of the Royal Society recently. My theory of metals, based on the idea of the resonating valence bonds, is rather a complex one, and it is difficult to subject it to precise mathematical treatment; but it seems to me to
Professor Sommerfeld 5/26/49
be valuable, nevertheless, and I have succeeded In explaining many of the properties of a metallic system on this basis.
With my best regards to Frau Sommerfeld, I am
Dictated by Dr. Pauling
Signed in his absence
- Letter from LP to Dr. Killeffer RE: States that the drawings for LP's chapter in Dr. Killeffer's monograph on the Chemistry of Molybdenum are enclosed. States that he has promised Roger Hayward, the illustrator, $100.00 for preparing them. [Letter from LP to Killeffer May 4, 1949] [Enclosure: “LEGENDS FOR FIGURES,” below] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box #71.2, file:(Climax Molybdenum Company, 1948-1949)]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Paul Emmett, Mellon Institute, RE: Replies that some of the samples he sent Emmett do become more orange. Regrets that he has no PhD graduates available and that he will take a taxi to the University Club when he gets to Pittsburgh. (There is a table of figures on the back, by Emmett) [Letters from Emmett to LP May 3, 1949, July 25, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #109.1, file:(Emmett, Paul, 1937-1959, 1977-1982)]
- Letter from LP to Prof. George B. Kistiakowsky, Department of Chemistry, Harvard, RE: States that he has sent a manuscript to the Proceedings of the National Academy about the heat of sublimation of graphite. Also states that he is sorry that Kistiakowsky is resigning from the ACS Committee for selection. Hopes to visit him in Cambridge at the end of June. [Letter from Kistiakowsky to LP March 31, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #198.14, file:(Kistiakowsky, George B.)]
- Letter from LP to W.H. Freeman, W.H. Freeman and Co., RE: LP says he has been speaking to Roger Hayward about illustrations for "College Chemistry," and would like Freeman to consider the possibility of using the white-on-black technique for many of the illustrations. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Books, 1950b.1]
- Letter from LP to Wendell M. Latimer, University of California. RE: Nominates Badger for membership in the Academy. Encloses biographical material. [Filed under LP Science: National Academy of Sciences: Box #14.020 Folder #20.3]
- Letter from Nathan Weiner, Chairman, Program Committee, Metropolitan Long Island Group, to LP. RE: Thanks him for his visit in March. Asks to be told of the traveling expenses. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.1]
- Letter from Robert B. Corey to Miss Inga Lucille Faller, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University RE: regrets that he does not know any more about Kirkwood's research, but will have him write upon his return from Europe. Answers that the stipend is subject to tax, annual vacation allowed is one month, and single rooms can be obtained in Pasadena without much difficulty, although apartments are not as readily found. [Letters from Faller to Corey May 11, 1949, May 26, 1949] [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia: Box 1.017, Folder 17.3]
- Letter from Walter J. Murphy, Editor, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, to the Board of Directors [LP] RE: Sends the advertising department's annual report. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #182.2, file:(Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Correspondence)]
- “LEGENDS FOR FIGURES.” List of descriptions for the nine figures to be used in LP's chapter of Dr. Killeffer's monograph on the Chemistry of Molybdenum. The descriptions refer to illustrations of various molybdenum compound structures. [Enclosed with LP's letter to Dr. Killeffer, above] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box #71.2, file:(Climax Molybdenum Company, 1948-1949)]