Letter from Linus Pauling to Leonard Rack. Page 1. March 30, 1955
Letter from Linus Pauling to Leonard Rack. March 30, 1955. Page 1  Larger Images / More Information. 1 p.  View Transcript

Travel: Corona, CA

Activity Listings

  • Itinerary: Corona Lecture, Naval Ordinance Lab 7-9:30 PM [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder 2.1]
  • Letter from Beatrice Wulf, Secretary to LP, to Joe K. Adams, Secretary-Treasurer, Society of the Sigma Xi, Brym Mawr College RE: Would be pleased to speak at Bryn Mawr on April 28. Will arrive sometime that day and stay overnight. Can give a speech on "Abnormal Hemoglobins in Relation to Disease" or "The Structure of Proteins." [Letters from Adams to Wulf March 22, 1955, April 1, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.7]
  • Letter from Beatrice Wulf, Secretary to LP, to Professor George Wald, Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, RE: Pleased to hear that his suggested schedule for the Prather Lectures was satisfactory. Would like to know times for the lectures and if there will be definite hours scheduled for the conferences. Requests that Wald make a hotel reservation for LP and AHP. Will arrive in Boston on April 12, spend the weekend of April 23 at Mount Holyoke, and leave for the National Academy meetings on April 25. [Letter from Wald to Wulf March 3, 1955, Letter from Wald to LP March 29, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.5]
  • Letter from Clyde A. Hutchinson, Jr., Editor, The Journal of Chemical Physics, to LP RE: Encloses a manuscript by William T. Holser entitled, "Interlayer Bonding in a Layer Structure." Sent this manuscript to Professor Zachariasen for review. Zachariasen responded that the paper presented very few new results and did not represent a significant contribution to the problem of interlayer bonding in cadmium iodide structure. Requests LP's opinion. [Letter from LP to Hutchinson 4-[?]-55] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1921-1957), #74.23]
  • Letter from Dr. C. Lalor Burdick to LP RE: Received LP's letter of request for an early history of x-ray crystallography at Caltech. Has been fun to try to recollect those early days. Has written to Dr. James A. Beattie for assistance in filling in the gaps of his memory. As soon as Beattie's letter is received, Burdick's notes will be transcribed and sent to LP. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from Dr. James A. Beattie, Chemistry Dept., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to Dr. Charles L. Burdick RE: Tried to remember as much as he could about early days of x-ray crystallography at MIT and Caltech. Referred to the MIT Register of Former Students, which included staff. Spectrometer that Burdick and Beattie built in 1916 did not leave MIT when Burdick did. After Burdick had left for Caltech, Beattie and Duncan A. MacInnes used the spectrometer for a time. The spectrometer might have been sold to Caltech. Mentions work done with cystalline benzene in the spectrometer. "Roscoe Dickinson left MIT in 1917 — he did not work on crystal structure here — and earned his PhD at Caltech. James H. Ellis left MIT in 1916 and never returned." [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from E.W. Pfeiffer to LP RE: Is pleased to read that LP has spoken out further against nuclear tests. Has followed the controversy of the effects of radiation in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Would appreciate any information that LP can send him about this matter and also relating to the talk he gave for the University of Oregon Sigma Xi initiation. [Filed under LP Peace: (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 1948-1964), Box #3.016, Folder #16.4]
  • Letter from Jack Schwartz to LP RE: Encloses a self-explanatory statement. Hopes that LP will be able to support it. Feels that it conforms with the recent resolutions of the Science Council of Japan and the Federation of American Scientists. Requests LP's comments. Dr. Albert Einstein has already expressed his willingness to support the statement. Hopes the statement could be used as a press release or presented to a future meeting of American scientific societies. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1953-1956), #379.3]
  • Letter from LP to Henry Allen Moe, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation RE: Forgot to mention H.R. Snyder in his report and thinks he is a first-rate organic chemist with excellent proposed research. Recommends granting him a Fellowship. [Letter from Moe to LP April 1, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1975), Box #14.015, Folder #15.3]
  • Letter from Professor E.T. McBee, Purdue University, to LP RE: Delighted that LP will be speaking at the dedication of the new Purdue chemistry building. Ceremonies will begin at 2 PM on June 16 and end by noon on June 17. Requests a telegram stating the title of LP's talk. [Letter from Wulf to McBee March 17, 1955, Letter from Edgell to LP May 3, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.15]
  • Letter from Professor George Wald, Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, to LP RE: Arrangements have been made for LP and AHP to stay at the Dana-Palmer House April 13 - 25. Will be presented to the Department members at a tea on April 19. Invites LP and AHP to have dinner at his home on April 24. Requests that LP let him know about the seminars. [Letter from Wulf to Wald March 29, 1955, Letter from Sanders to Wulf March 31, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.5]
  • Speech: "The Molecular Structure of Biological Materials," Modern Chemistry for Engineers and Scientists, Corona. [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.2]