- Itinerary: Leave Fredericton and Fredericton Junction at 9:45 PM [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.001, Folder 1.8] [Handwritten and typed originals filed under LP Speeches: 1950v.2]
- Letter from AHP to Evelyn Barrett RE: States that LP asked her to write Mrs. Barrett to explain why nothing has been done about the Addis Memorial. Relays how busy LP has been and says that she would like to help as well. States that she hopes Mrs. Barrett is not too discouraged by the delay. Tells her that she broke her wrist but that she should feel better when she gets a smaller cast in 10 days. [Letter from Newell to Barrett January 5, 1950] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Materials re: Thomas Addis Memorial Committee and Addis Biographical Memoirs research), #2.4]
- Letter from Alden H. Emery, Executive Secretary, American Chemical Society to LP RE: Explains that Henry B. Hass was left off of his earlier letter containing the names of people serving on the Committee on Foreign Compendia. [Letter from Mr. Emery to LP January 13, 1950] [Filed under LP Science: (American Chemical Society: Materials re: Committees and Awards, 1938-1950), Box #14.008, Folder #8.3]
- Letter from F. L. Carraro to LP RE: Thanks LP for the letter and reprints. Poses mathematical questions and gives a brief philosophical discussion about God. [Letters from LP to Carraro January 5, 1950 and February 20, 1950] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1950), #74.18]
- Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf], to Dr. Clarence Zener, Institute for the Study of Metals, University of Chicago, RE: Writes that he believes he can visit Chicago on Thursday, April 27th, while he is going from Washington, D.C., to Houston, Texas. [Letter from LP to Zener February 3, 1950, Letter from Zener to LP February 13, 1950] [Filed under LP Science: (American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1950-1964), Box #14.006, Folder #6.2]
- Letter from LP to AHP. [Filed under LP Safe: Box #1.019, Folder #19.14]
[on Lord Beaverbrook letterhead]
Dearest little love:
Another day has gone by - that much nearer to the time when I am home again with my darling.
Last night I gave my public address. It began at 8
- too bad, because the train out leaves at 8
and thus I have had to stay another day. All the doctors in town were there, and most of the faculty people and wives. The talk overwhelmed them. Afterward there was a reception in the president's quarters. The whole affair reminds me of our visit to Purdue. I got to bed at 11
. It was 17° below zero. My room is only a few feet from the bank of the St John's river, which is the biggest Atlantic river in N. America south of the St Lawrence - about like the Willamette at Portland, or bigger. It is now an expanse of white - not smooth, however; it seems to have frozen to form ice about 6 inches thick, to have broken up, and then to have frozen again, leaving great jagged slabs sticking up at odd angles. It snowed off and on yesterday, but it is clear today.
I am going in a few minutes to talk to a physicist who has some idea that he thinks is new, and then to Professor Toole's class. I have nothing scheduled for the afternoon, and have a dinner engagement with the biology professor, who will see me aboard the train.
Give my love to the children. I hope that you have been taking care of yourself and getting enough sleep - and also have been exercising your hand.
Much love from your own
P.S. Would you mail or send this note to Dan? I haven't another stamp.
- Letter from LP to John T. Edsall, Department of Physical Chemistry, Harvard Medical School. [Letter from Edsall to LP January 26, 1950] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Edsall, John T.), #106.5]
February 8, 1950
Dr. John T. Edsall
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street
Boston 15, Mass.
I have been thinking about the molecular models on which Dr. Corey has been working for several years, and about which you know and have decided to write to yon to ask for advice.
A great deal of effort has already been put into the design of these models. Dr. Corey has devoted the last dozen years to determining some of the interatomic distances and bond angles, and other people in our laboratories have contributed, both during this period and earlier. In addition, we have invested several thousand dollars in designing the models. I believe that some of the later designs were given to you by Dr. Corey.
Now, we have been considering the problem of financing the work further. We have made tentative approaches to several foundations, without success so far. Perhaps you could give us some advice on this point. Also, we have made some effort to find out how the models could best be manufactured - especially the half-size plastic models. If you have any ideas on this point, I trust that you will let us know. I think that it is the California Institute Research foundation that owns the copy rights, though it may be the California Institute of Technology itself. In either case, what we are interested in is asking the best possible design and acquiring the models in satisfactory number.
It is my belief that Dr. Corey has been doing a wonderful job in designing these models, and I do not want to see the work falter because of lack of support.
With best regards, I am
Dictated by Linus Pauling
Signed in his absence:W
- Letter from Leo Szilard, Institute of Radiobiology and Biophysics, University of Chicago, to LP RE: Tells LP about his discussion with Einstein, Weisskopf, Hary Brown, and Joe Mayer about the possibility of forming a new organization that would help with a settlement between the East and the West, instead of the reorganization of the Emergency Committee. He thinks that a letter to both President Truman and Premier Stalin is an excellent idea especially if it is the basis of negotiation between the two. [Letters from LP to Szilard January 16, 1950 and February 20, 1950] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Szilard, Leo: Correspondence), #372.1]
- Letter from Quimico Tecnico, Rafael Illescas Frisbie, Director General, Laboratorios Nacionales de Fomento Industrial, to LP RE: Apologizes for the delay in reply and suggests contacting the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico to find an official representative of Mexican chemists. Writes that they hope to see him and AHP soon. [Letter from LP to Frisbie February 17, 1950] [Filed under LP Science: (American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1950-1964), Box #14.006, Folder #6.1]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Prospect of Early Advance in Medical Science Given”,Fredericton, (New Brunswick, Canada) Daily Gleaner, February 8, 1950. [Filed under LP Biographical: Scrapbooks, 1946-1950: Box # 6.005, Folder 5.53 and LP Speeches: 1950s.2] and [Filed under LP Newspaper Clippings: 1950n.1]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Scientific Research Valuable in Medicine, Scientist Tells Audience”, Telegraph-Journal, February 8, 1950. [Filed under LP Biographical: Scrapbooks, 1946-1950: Box #6.005, Folder 5.53]
- Note from Melvin Gardner to LP RE: Asks about the percentages of different gases in the atmosphere because there are discrepancies in his different text books. Expresses an interest in any newly discovered facts about coronium. [Letter from LP to Gardner February 16, 1950] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (G: Correspondence, 1950), #140.14]