- Check from AHP to Gus Miller for $42.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956), Box #4.023, Folder #23.1]
- Check from AHP to Safeway Stores for $50.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956), Box #4.023, Folder #23.1]
- Check from LP to Astounding Science Fiction for $6.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956), Box #4.023, Folder #23.1] [Also filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Check Registers, 1951-1960), Box #4.075, Folder #75.3]
- Check from LP to D & R Ltd. for $149.81. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956), Box #4.023, Folder #23.1] [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Check Registers 1951-1960), Box #4.075, Folder #75.3]
- Letter from Dr. Harrison Shull, Chemistry Dept., Institute of Mechanics and Mathematical Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden, to LP RE: Appreciates LP's thoughtfulness in writing to them about the history of the associated Laguerre functions described in their letter. Will include this information in the final paper. Ashamed to have forgotten the functions in the elementary account of section 27a of Pauling and Wilson. Remarks upon the wealth of literature on the early era of quantum mechanics of which younger workers are not always aware. Appreciates LP calling additional papers to Shull's attention. [Letter from LP to Shull August 3, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1953-1956), #379.3]
- Letter from Dr. Herman F. Mark, Director, Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, to LP RE: Thanks LP for inviting Professor Venkataraman to lecture at Caltech. Will inform LP of Venkataraman's tentative schedule later on. [Letter from LP to Mark July 20, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Individual Correspondence. (Mark, Herman - Mayer)), #244.1]
- Letter from Dr. Kenneth S. Pitzer, Dean, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, to LP RE: Pleased that LP is willing to spend two weeks in January and one week in February at Berkeley. Explains some scheduling difficulties regarding final examinations, recess, and registration. Suggests that LP come January 4, stay through the middle of the following week, then return again on February 13 for two weeks or little shorter period. As Pitzer is officially on sabbatical leave, Professor Cason, as Acting Dean and Chairman, will write LP about financial arrangements. Pitzer will leave Berkeley on March 1 and spend the spring and summer in Europe. Pitzer's son, Russell, expects to be a freshman at Caltech next year. [Letters from LP to Pitzer August 2, 1955, August 16, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.3]
- Letter from LP to A. Gero, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia RE: Pleased to have received the manuscript "A Chemical Model of Drug Action" for he finds the work very interesting. [Letter from Gero to LP August 5, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1975), Box #14.015, Folder #15.3]
- Letter from LP to Dr. D.P. Mellor, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, RE: Pleased to hear that Mellor has been appointed to the Chair of Applied Chemistry at the New South Wales University of Technology. Wonders if he is allowed to travel to America in preparation for the job. LP should not have allowed Dr. Corey to put both their names on the program for the Wool Research Conference, for only Dr. Corey will be attending. LP has traveled so much in the past few months that he feels he must stay in Pasadena for a while to catch up with his work. [Letter from Mellor August 4, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Individual Correspondence. (Mead - Miller)), #246.7]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Friedrich Helfferich, Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry, Germany, RE: The word "orbital" is used as an abbreviation for "orbital Eigen function." In German, it would be "Elektronenbahn Eigenfunktion." The suggestions that Helfferich made in his letter seem satisfactory. Pleased that Helfferich has made an effort to improve the textbook in the German translation. [Letters from Helfferich to LP June 12, 1955, September 12, 1955] [Filed under LP Books: (General Chemistry: An Introduction to Descriptive Chemistry and Modern Chemical Theory, Second Edition), #1953b2.1]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Gary Felsenfeld, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, England, RE: In regard to the reference given in Felsenfeld's last letter, work done by Helmholz and Kruh is reliable. Sending a letter of reminder to Dr. Bronk regarding Felsenfeld as a candidate for the five-year senior research fellowships provided by the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (F: Individual Correspondence. (Feinburg - Feynman)), #119.3]
- Letter from LP to Dr. J. Van Overbeck, Agricultural Research Division, Shell Development Co., RE: Thanks Van Overbeck for sending the reprint of Houwink's paper. Encloses a reprint of his own paper on the structure of tissues. [Letter from Overbeck to LP August 8, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (V: Correspondence, 1933-1969), #427.15]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Jules S. Cass, The Kettering Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, RE: Regrets that he will be unable to attend the seminar "Patterns of Biochemical and Histological Responses to Chemical Agents" because he will not bee attending the AAAS meeting in Atlanta. [Letter from Cass to LP July 12, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1921-1957), #74.23]
- Letter from LP to Hugh W. Handsfield, Editor, College Dept., McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., RE: Thanks Handsfield for the suggestions regarding the revision of Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Agrees with the suggestions. [Letter from Handsfield to LP, Wilson, Jr., and Karplus August 5, 1955, Memo from LP to Karplus August 23, 1955] [Filed under LP Books: (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, with Applications to Chemistry, Second Edition), Unpb.7]
- Letter from LP to Paul A. Beck, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Dept., University of Illinois, RE: Looking forward to the Symposium in October. Will plan to have his manuscript finished by that time. Had forgotten that it would be published in a book. Suggests that the title of his talk be "The Electronic Structure of Metals and Alloys." [Letters from Beck to LP August 1, 1955, August 15, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.22]
- Letter from LP to Professor J.A. Campbell, Oberlin College. [Letter from Campbell to LP September 7, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Individual Correspondence. (Caen - Cassyd)), #57.7]
11 August 1955
Professor J. A. Campbell
This letter is to thank you for your letter of 9 December, with your congratulations on the Nobel Prize. My wife and I had a fine time in Stockholm and on our trip around the world. We enjoyed especially visiting in India, Thailand, and Japan - also Israel.
As to the matter of driving a ship into the teeth of a gale, I want to repeat that I think that the English graduate student was right. I myself believe that I have shown that a ship can be driven into the teeth of a gale by knotting a windmill on it and coupling it to the propeller. By this I mean, as you say in your letter, motion in a direction at l80° to the direction of the wind. Perhaps you would care to give me the proof that it is impossible, in order that I might check, and find out whether or not I have made a mistake.
- Letter from Linus Pauling to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.042, Folder #42.2]
11 August 1955
I enclose a card acknowledging receipt of our manuscript by Acta Crystallographica.
Everything is going along well here. Mama and I have just returned from a trip to Berkeley. I gave a lecture, on Abnormal Hemoglobins, before the American Chemical Society, California Section. We drove up along the coast, staying overnight at Cayucos, near Morro Bay, and also in Pacific Grove. We visited Mrs. Goldsworthy, in Carmel Valley. While in Berkeley we also visited Mrs. Latimer, who has not yet recovered from younger Latimer's death. We drove home by a route that was largely new to us - over 200 miles, perhaps 250, in the Diablo Mountains and the Temblor Range. We were almost alone on the road - we passed a car about once every fifty miles. The road leads along near the top of the mountain range, between 101 and 99. We dropped down toward the east to stay overnight in Coalinga. We did not see anything unusual in the way of wild life, but the scenery was fine.
Crellin is doing very well with his drafting. He stays pretty steadily on the job, and has picked up the techniques. I have not made very much progress in preparing the new edition of The Nature of the Chemical Bond, but have done something - I have pretty well decided what changes to make in Chapter II, and am ready to start rewriting this chapter.
We came close to having trouble last week.
I enclose also a communication about the Boat Fund of Balliol College. I have decided to make a gift to the college. Would you write a check for ten pounds for this purpose, and send it along. Add it to the bill that you will send in to me.
Much love from
P.S. Please send me a copy of Biochem. Soc, Symposium No. 10, "Immuno-chemistry," Cambridge University Press - 12 s.6 d.
- Letter from Professor Fred T. Wall, William Albert Noyes Laboratory, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Dept., University of Illinois, to LP RE: Delighted that LP has decided to lecture at Illinois in the spring. Has made a tentative reservation for LP and AHP at the Illinois Union. Provides calendar with recommended dates for lectures and possible alternatives. Calendar takes into consideration the various meetings that members of the fields of physical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and physics will be attending. Wonders if LP would like to have the lectures published in monograph form. Reluctant to inform LP that he must sign a non-communist oath prior to his "employment" as a visiting lecturer at Illinois. [Letter from LP to Larsen July 21, 1955, Letter from Wall to LP November 4, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.11]
- Minutes from the Scientific Advisory Council Meeting of The National Nephrosis Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter. [LP Science: (National Nephrosis Foundation, Inc., 1954-1958), Box #14.026, Folder #26.1]