- Check from AHP to Pearl M. Jordan for $100.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956), Box #4.023, Folder #23.1]
- Letter from Dr. Allan D. Bass, Secretary, Medical Sciences Section, American Association for the Advancement of Science, to LP RE: Dr. Harvey Itano was not selected for the Theobald Smith Award for 1955. Thanks LP for the nomination. [Letter from LP to Bass September 7, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (I: Individual Correspondence. (Ibers - Itano)), #181.5]
- Letter from Dr. Asima Chatterjee, University College of Science and Technology, Calcutta, India, to Beatrice Wulf, Secretary to LP, RE: Thanks Wulf for the copies of the Caltech chemistry seminar lectures. Requests copies of all seminar lectures held in the chemistry department in the future. Sent LP several samples for infrared spectra analysis but has not heard anything back. Asks Wulf to look into this matter. [Letter from Chatterjee to LP October 17, 1955, Letter from Wulf to Chatterjee December 12, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Individual Correspondence. (Chamberlain - Cherkin), #64.6]
- Letter from Dr. Dean A. Clark, Massachusetts General Hospital to LP RE: LP will be receiving the agenda for the meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on December 16-17. Clark invites LP to stay with him and his wife but warns him that they have four small children. [Letter from Executive Secretary to Clark December 7, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: Massachusetts General Hospital—Scientific Advisory Committee, 1949-1957: Box #15.008, Folder #8.7]
- Letter from Dr. J. Norton Wilson, Shell Development Co., to LP RE: Dr. Eduard L. Mackor, a physical chemist spending the year at Shell's Amsterdam Laboratories, would like to visit Caltech on December 8. Would like to meet with LP and Professor Roberts. Mackor's recent research concerns measurements of the stability of carbonium ions formed from condensed aromatics and the correlation of the measured stability with molecular structure by means of approximate quantum mechanical calculations. If December 8 is not convenient, LP should let Wilson know. If Wilson does not hear from LP, he will assume that December 8 is acceptable. Encloses a copy of a similar letter to Roberts. [Letter from Wilson to Roberts November 18, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1953-1959), #444.3]
- Letter from Dr. J. Norton Wilson, Shell Development Co., to Professor John D. Roberts, Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry, Caltech, RE: Dr. Eduard L. Mackor, a physical chemist spending the year at Shell's Amsterdam Laboratories, would like to visit Caltech on December 8 and meet with Roberts. Mackor's recent research concerns measurements of the stability of carbonium ions formed from condensed aromatics and the correlation of the measured stability with molecular structure by means of approximate quantum mechanical calculations. If December 8 is not convenient, Roberts should let Wilson know. If Wilson does not hear from Roberts, he will assume that December 8 is acceptable. [Letter from Wilson to LP November 18, 1955, Letter from LP to Wilson November 23, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1953-1959), #444.3]
- Letter from LP to Herman J. Getzoff, American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science RE: Thanks Getzoff for the tickets but will not be able to attend due to a trip to New York that they must make. [Letter from Getzoff to LP November 11, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1975), Box #14.015, Folder #15.3]
- Letter from LP to Karl Bechert, RE: Sent a letter of introduction for Bechert to Warren Weaver. When Bechert arrives in New York, he should telephone the office of The Rockefeller Foundation and ask for an appointment with Weaver. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
- Letter from LP to Linus Pauling, Jr. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.037, Folder #37.8]
18 November 1955
Dr. and Mrs. Linus Pauling, Jr.
487 Portlock Road
Dear Linie and Anita,
We are glad to know that Ramona is getting along well. Have you had any pictures made of her yet? We are looking forward to seeing her, and also to seeing you and the boys again one of these days.
I thank you very much for transferring stock to C.I.T. equivalent to about $50,000 for support of research under my direction. This gift comes at a time when we are needing money badly, because of some problems arising from the construction of the new Norman Church Laboratory. Professor Beadle and I felt strongly that the laboratory should not be built with the sub-basement left out, as had been proposed by the Administration of the Institute-we lack space on the campus, and it seemed to us wrong to build a building with one whole floor missing, because it could not be added at any later time. Accordingly we agreed that the available money, $1,550,000 (of which $500,000 had been provided by the Board of Trustees, and the rest by the donor), was used in building the complete building, and outfitting a part of it. Beadle and I had agreed that we would not pester the Administration about funds for putting in chemical benches, hoods, and so on. By scrounging around, we have succeeded in furnishing about half of the space in chemistry, in a temporarily satisfactory way. We need about $100,000 more.
I am writing now to say that I propose to use a few thousand dollars of your gift to put sinks, chemical benches, hoods, etc. in one large room in the building, in which I propose to have chromatographic work carried out in connection with our program of research on mental deficiency. If the grant from the Ford Foundation is made, and the money becomes available soon enough, I think that this particular job can be transferred to the new grant. Also, I am hoping to make appointment of a post-doctoral research fellow on your fund.
I thank you for sending me the interesting report on phenylketonuria by Dr. Holder. I shall return it to you soon.
I am getting ready this afternoon to give a television broadcast about our work on molecular structure this evening.
I spent two days in Washington early this week, and testified before the Hennings Sub-committee on Constitutional Rights about my passport difficulties. Everything went along very well. Senator Henward, in his office, he said that I had done a great public service by testifying. Today an Associated Press man has read me a news story from Washington, which begins with the statement that I have an unrestricted passport valid for two years. I do not yet know if this is a statement that they got from the State Department, but I am planning to send my passport right back, in order that it can be validated in this way. I think that everything is going to be alright about my passport from now on.
Last night I gave a talk to the Channing Club at Pomona College. I think that it is a club of philosophy students. There were about 100 people there, and they asked questions for about an hour after my talk of an hour was over. One girl said that I had talked only about science, and hadn't said anything about love. I told her that I would discuss the matter privately with her after the lecture. One student said that I was just a materialist. I answered by saying that I was a scientific rationalist.
Mama seems to be a little under the weather-I think that she may have caught a cold.
Did you know that Jeff has been injured? While we were back east over a month ago Mrs. Jordan, who was staying in our house (she is working for Mama now) saw that Jeff could not use his right front leg, and took him to the veterinary. The vet said that he had a badly broken leg, and operated on him, putting a steel pin in the leg. It is still there. Jeff uses his leg only a very little bit, and we do not know whether he will be badly crippled permanently, or only slightly crippled.
- Letter from Professor J.G. Kirkwood, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Yale University, to LP RE: Encloses a letter from Dr. Carey regarding the Lederle grant to Caltech, which was mistakenly sent to Kirkwood. Enjoyed seeing LP on his visit to Pasadena. Hopes that LP will visit sometime soon. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Individual Correspondence. (Kennedy - Klein, Morton)), #198.11]
- Memorandum from A.H. Walter to R.B. Gilmore, cc: LP RE: Final notification of Amendment No. 8 to Contract Nonr-220(05) which extends it for three years at a cost of $75,000. [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]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Capital Bright Side," Stockton (California) Record, November 18, 1955. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1951-1955), Box #6.006, Folder #6.166]
- Proposed Itinerary: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder 2.1]