- Letter from Arthur Linz, Vice President, Climax Molybdenum Company, to LP RE: Requests a meeting in Pasadena the morning of January 24th. [Letters from Wulf to Linz December 27, 1949, from Linz to LP December 30, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box: #71, file:(Climax Molybdenum Company, 1948-1949)]
- Letter from Ernest H. Huntress, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to Emil Ott, Chairman, Committee on Chemical Abstracts Use, American Chemical Society, RE: In response to the Chemical Abstracts questionnaire, encloses two papers relevant to the publication program. States that the questionnaire card did not mention the CA Formula Index which is the most important and currently the weakest part of the publication system. Expresses his high regard for Chemical Abstracts. [Letter from Ott to Huntress, cc. LP, January 4, 1950] [LP Correspondence: (Chemical Abstracts), #70.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. E. Earl Royals, Department of Chemistry, Emory University RE: Thank shim for his letter and expresses his disappointment that he felt that he should not send his manuscript to them, believes it would be worth his while to let more than one publishing house have the opportunity to consider the publication of his textbook on organic chemistry, hopes he will let him know if he feels it is possible to send his manuscript out for other examination. [Letter from Royals to LP December 16, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 439.7]
- Letter from Pauline Pauling to LP RE: Provides information regarding Michael who found out he had diabetes when he was nine years old, describes his treatment, diet, etc. [Filed under LP Biographical: Personal & Family, Family Correspondence: Pauline Pauling [Stockton Ney Dunbar Emmett], 1934-1995: Box #5.051, Folder 51.3]
- Letter from Pauline Pauling to LP which describes the diabetic condition of her son Michael. She states the doses of insulin that he is taking every day, which have been changed in an effort to keep his blood sugar down. She states that she needs to feed him better.
- Memo from LP to Dr. David P. Shoemaker. [Filed under LP Correspondence: #363.3]
California Institute of Technology
To David Shoemaker
From Linus Pauling
Alloys of silver and gold with beryllium
I would like to have powder photographs prepared of certain alloys of silver and gold with beryllium. Could you have small samples of these alloys made, presumably by Mr. Bergman? I would also like to have Peter Pauling have the opportunity of assisting Mr. Bergman in the preparation of the alloys and also in the preparation of the powder photographs. He has been doing some work for me along related lines, and he would be interested to see what the experimental techniques are.
The alloys that I would like to have prepared are those corresponding to the compositions AgBe12 and AuBe12. The phase diagram given by Hansen indicates that there exists a solid solution of silver in beryllium extending at least to the composition AgBe12. I do not know whether the phase diagram for the gold-beryllium system has been investigated in this region, but I would think it likely that gold would dissolve in beryllium to about the same extent as silver.
I would be interested to have powder photographs made of the alloys as obtained without any special heat treatment, and also after they have been annealed by slow cooling.
- Telegram from Florence Chesse, W.H. Freeman and Co., to Beatrice Wulf, RE: Chesse needs Wulf to send the title page of College Chemistry to Schaefer in New York. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Books, 1950b1.1]