- Itinerary: University of California Lectures, Berkeley Lecture [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder #2.1]
- Letter from A.F. Kudlacik to LP RE: responding to LP's letter of 2/11/1956, the dividend payment in question was paid to LP on February 8, 1955. The check was mailed to LP and cleared LP's bank in March. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Royalty Statements, 1938-1995: Box #4.045, Folder #45.1]
- Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Dr. T.H. Geballe [Note from Geballe to LP February 19, 1956] [Filed under LP Science: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1975: Box #14.015, Folder #15.4]
13 February 1956
Dr. T. H. Geballe
204 Springfield Avenue
Summit, New Jersey
Dear Dr. Geballe:
I have thought for some time that I would write to your aunt, who was my first science teacher, and I am accordingly writing to you to ask for her address. I have not seen her for a long time.
Dictated by Linus Pauling
Signed in his absence: W
- Letter from LP to Professor K.T. Rogers, Oberlin College, RE: Wonders if the dates of his Oberlin lectures can be moved to the fourth week of October, so that he can get a good start with his General Chemistry lectures at Pasadena. Suggests that LP and AHP arrive in Oberlin on October 22. [Letters from LP to Rogers February 11, 1956, February 29, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.33]
- Letter from LP to Rollie J. Myers, Jr., UC Berkeley, RE: Invites Myers to come to Caltech as an Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry. Discusses details of the appointment. [Letter from Meyers to LP February 27, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Correspondence, 1956), #257.1]
- Letter from Linus Pauling to Crellin Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.048, Folder #48.6]
13 February 1956
Mama and I are planning to leave home on the morning of Friday 23 March, flying to Portland. I suppose that we could arrive in time for me to give a talk in the late afternoon on Friday; surely in the evening, or on Saturday, if that is better for you. I am willing to do anything that you want, so you may see about making whatever plans you can make.
We shall perhaps continue on to Vancouver, B.C. by the train leaving Saturday night. If the weather is good we might go by plane on Sunday. We are planning to leave Vancouver at 8 P.M. on Sunday.
As for the summer, I should like to have you continue to work on making drawings for the Nature of the Chemical Bond, if you sure willing to do so. There is, however, a possibility that Mama and I shall be away for part of the summer - perhaps the month of June and two weeks of July. I think that we could give you a job in the laboratory during the time that we are away. We have a protein structure project that is beginning to move along now. There are a couple of inorganic preparations that need to be made in connection with it, namely, preparations of the substances Ta6Cl14 and Nb6Cl14. The preparation of Ta6Cl14 is reasonably straightforward. Something like 10 grams can be made in one batch, taking a few days. We may want to have some more of this substance made. The preparation of Cd6Cl14 seems to be harder to accomplish. Professor F. J. Allen is now working on this preparation. I think that the substance has been made only once before, by Professor Herbert Hamed, as part of his doctorate research in the University of Pennsylvania, 1910 to 1913.
If it turns out that we do not need to have more of these substances made (Dr. Segall, who made the first batches of Ta6Cl14, will be at hand here, in case that you work on this job), there is the possibility of your working with Dr. Leung in the growing of protein crystals. This job requires careful technique, and I think that Dr. Leung might be willing to have you as an assistant on the job. We are going to try to make crystals of a very large number of proteins, so that I think there would be enough to keep you busy.
Mama and I are leaving now for our trip to Berkeley, Arcata (near Eureka, northern California), and Stanford. We shall be home in two weeks.
- Letter from Michael Swann, Ashworth Laboratory, University of Edinburgh, to LP RE: Invites LP to speak before the Departmental Colloquium at the University. [Letter from LP to Swann February 27, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from Peter Pauling to LP RE: Peter reports on the latest details of his research and personal life. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.042, Folder #42.3]
- Letter from W. H. Freeman & Co. Publishers to LP RE: statement of royalty dividends paid to LP on February 8, 1955. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Royalty Statements, 1938-1995: Box #4.045, Folder #45.1]
- Program: American Heritage Week, Humboldt State College, Arcata, California, February 13-17, 1956. [Filed under LP Biographical: LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960: Box #6.007, Folder #7.6]
- Proposed Itinerary: University of Colorado, Denver [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder #2.1]