Letter from Linus Pauling to Hugo Theorell. Page 1. July 25, 1955
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  • Check from AHP to Elizabeth Gillette for $10.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956), Box #4.023, Folder #23.1]
  • Letter from B.F. Daubert, Technical Director, Scientific Development Area, Research and Development Department, General Foods Corporation, to Dr. Robert B. Corey, Caltech, RE: Requests names of promising young scientists to perform research at General Foods Corporation. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Individual Correspondence. (Condon - Cornforth)), #67.5]
  • Letter from Beatrice Wulf, Secretary to LP, to Dr. Leo A. Shinn, Biochemistry Branch, Office of Naval Research, RE: Sends copies of the letters which LP wrote to several people regarding the symposium on Molecular Structure and Biological Specificity to be held in October. [Letter from Reynolds to LP July 27, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.24]
  • Letter from Dr. George Tarjan, Pacific State Hospital to LP RE: Follows up his letter to Dr. Rapaport to let LP know that he has received Dr. Rapaport's affirmative reply. Hopes that LP's plans will solidify to make it possible to start this research. [Filed under LP Science: Orthomolecular Medicine and Mental Health: Materials re: Ford Foundation grants for the study of mental disorders, 1955-1966: Box #11.089, Folder #89.2]
  • Letter from Dr. Zigmond M. Lebensohn, American Psychiatric Association, to LP RE: Invites LP to present a paper on "The Molecular Basis of Genetics" at a symposium on "Recent Progress in Genetics and its Implications for Psychiatric Theory" at the American Psychiatric Association Meeting on May 3, 1956. [Letter from Lebensohn to LP November 28, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.21]
  • Letter from Jurg Waser, Secretary of the American Crystallographic Association, to LP and AHP, RE: Thanks them for the teas to which they invited the participants in their recent meetings, for LP's address at the banquet, and for the decorations that AHP provided for the tables. [Filed under Ava Helen Pauling: General Correspondence, Personal, N-Z.), Box #1.002, Folder #2.2]
  • Letter from L.O. Brockway, Chemistry Dept., University of Michigan, to LP RE: The announcement of the 2nd edition of Introduction to Quantum Mechanics was made by the McGraw-Hill college editor and the publication date set for 1957. Replied to the editor's request for suggestions; these comments will reach LP soon. Reviewed the notes of the student who announced the equivalence to free rotation of molecules with even-odd rotational symmetries on the two ends. Finds that the student's results were based upon an unwarranted approximation. Thus, a gradual approach to the free rotation does indeed occur with increasing multiplicity of the rotational symmetry. Thanks LP and AHP for their hospitality to visitors at the recent ACA meeting. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Individual Correspondence. (Brando - Bronk)), #31.11]
  • Letter from LP to A.K.N. Reddy, Lecturer in Chemstry, Central College, Bangalore, India, RE: Pleased to learn that Reddy has been awarded a Government of India Overseas Scholarship and that he will be working toward a Ph.D. at London University. Suggests that Reddy write to LP one year before he plans to complete his Ph.D. so they can discuss the possibility of Reddy doing post-doctoral work at Caltech. [Letter from Reddy to LP April 5, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (R: Correspondence, 1955-1959), #341.1]
  • Letter from LP to Anita Kimball RE: Doubts that he should attempt to read Kimball's account of her unusual experience, as he is so busy. Judges that her experience lies far from any field in which LP is familiar. [Letter from Kimball to LP May 29, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1936-1956), #200.20]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Clyde Williams, Batelle Memorial Institute, RE: LP's former student Fernando L. Carraro has written saying that he would like find work with a branch of the Battelle Memorial Institute in Brazil. LP has not heard about the formation of this branch, but if it is indeed true, then LP suggests that William consider Carraro for employment. Carraro worked very hard in Pasadena, has a good general knowledge of chemistry, and has had considerable training in x-ray crystallography. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1953-1959), #444.3]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. George M. Steinberg, Assistant Chief, Medicinal Chemistry Branch, Chemical Corps Medical Laboratories, Army Chemical Center, RE: Believes that a basic group in a protein in close proximity to an acidic group might act either to increase the strength of the acidic group or to decrease it. Describes both scenarios. [Letter from Steinberg to LP July 8, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1953-1956), #379.3]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. J.I. Fernandez Alonso, Faculty of Sciences, University of Valencia, RE: LP encloses copy of his Nobel lecture. Alonso should notice in the lecture that LP discusses the question of the criticism of resonance theory, but does not make any direct reference to the Russians. Believes that his argument — that the resonance theory is no more idealistic than ordinary structural theory — is a powerful one. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Correspondence), #12.21]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. M.S. Sundaram, Embassy of India, RE: A young biochemist, Knud Karl Lonberg-Hohn, has spoken to LP about the possibility of working in India. Lonberg-Hohn, unlike the other three men LP has recommended to Sundaram, has not yet completed work toward his doctorate. Wonders if there is any place for Lonberg-Hohn and his wife to fit in. [Letter from LP to Sundaram June 24, 1955, Letter from Sundaram to LP August 1, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1953-1956), #379.3]
  • Letter from LP to Professor Hugo Theorell, Medicinska Nobelinstitutet, Biokemiska Avdelningen. [Letter from Theorell to LP April 20, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Individual Correspondence. (Thant - Toole)), #407.2]
    25 July 1955

    Professor Hugo Theorell

    Medicinska Nobelinstitutet

    Medicinska Avdelningen



    Dear Hugo:

    Your letter of 20 April, with the manuscript of your communication to Nature, reached Pasadena while I was on an eastern trip, lecturing at Harvard University, and I have put off answering it after my return, until now.

    I was pleased to see this paper, and to know that you have found the model that I left you to be useful in your work. I agree with you that it is likely that the α helix is present in cytochrome c.

    We have not published an account of our new models anywhere. I have been hoping to include a brief discussion of them in a paper that we have slowly been preparing, dealing with possible configurations of polypeptide chains in collagen.

    With best regards, I am

    Sincerely yours,

    Linus Pauling:W

  • Letter from LP to Professor W. A. Wooster, Dept. of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Cambridge, RE: Wooster's letter arrived while LP was away delivering lectures at Harvard. There are no openings available to Prasad to work at Caltech. [Letters from Wooster to LP April 18, 1955, August 9, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Individual Correspondence. (Williams, J.W. - Wyman)), #438.9]
  • Letter from LP to Ruth Adams, RE: LP would not like to have the draft of his talk "The Genesis of Ideas" published in the Bulletin. LP has planned to revise the talk in such a way that will make it suitable for publication. LP thinks that the talk will actually by published in Science. [Letter from Adams to LP July 8, 1955] [Filed under LP Peace: (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1948-1964), Box #3.016, Folder #16.4]
  • Memo from C. D. Anderson to Committee on Contracts RE: Asks for the opinion of the committee on the proposal submitted by LP to the Ford Foundation. [Memo from LP to Anderson July 21, 1955] [Memo from Lacey to Anderson July 25, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: Box #11.088, Folder #88.1]
  • Memo from W. N. Lacey to C. D. Anderson, cc: LP, RE: States he has received the proposal and votes favorably on it. Discusses his concern with the use of graduate students. [Memo from Anderson to Committee July 25, 1955] [Memo from LP to Lacey July 26, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: Box #11.088, Folder #88.1]
  • Memorandum from LP to A.H. Walter RE: Sends Walter nine copies of a proposal for the extension of contract Nonr-220(05) with the ONR on the "Structure of Proteins and Synthetic Polypeptides" for three years from 12-1-56 through 11-30-59 at a rate of $25,000 per year. Asks that he forward this proposal to the ONR. [Filed under LP Science: (Office of Naval Research: Correspondence, Memoranda, Notes and Assorted Materials re: "The Structure and Properties of Proteins and Synthetic Polypeptides," Contract Nonr 220(05) (Chemistry 32), 1951-1963), Box #14.032, Folder #32.2]
  • Newsletter: Federation of American Scientists. [Filed under LP Peace: (Federation of American Scientists, 1948-1993), Box #4.007, Folder #7.2]
  • Proposal for Extension of Contract: "Structure and Properties of Proteins and Synthetic Polypeptides," submitted to the ONR by LP. Proposes an extension of three years from 12-1-56 through 11-30-59 at $25,000 per year. [Letter from Walter to ONR July 28, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: (Office of Naval Research: Correspondence, Memoranda, Notes and Assorted Materials re: "The Structure and Properties of Proteins and Synthetic Polypeptides," Contract Nonr 220(05) (Chemistry 32), 1951-1963), Box #14.032, Folder #32.2]
  • Research Notebook of LP RE: Notes on the coordinates of possible side chain configurations of insulin. pp. 42-43. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: 28R]