- Check from AHP to Allan Knight Chalmers, Committee of 100 for $10.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, February 1956-December 1957: Box #4.024, Folder #24.1] [Also filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Check Registers, 1951-1960: Box #4.075, Folder #75.5]
- Check from AHP to Pearl M. Jordan for $88.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, February 1956-December 1957: Box #4.024, Folder #24.1]
- Check from AHP to Stevenson for President Committee for $50.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, February 1956-December 1957: Box #4.024, Folder #24.1] [Also filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Check Registers, 1951-1960: Box #4.075, Folder #75.5]
- Hotel receipt: Ramada Inn, Ames, Iowa [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder #2.2]
- Letter from Arthur F. Scott, Reed College, to LP RE: Thanks LP for lecturing at Reed. Discusses the search for a new president of the school and requests LP's help in providing suggestions of possible candidates for the position. [Letter from LP to Scott May 29, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Reed College), #339.4]
- Letter from Constance Lovell, Psychology Dept., University of Southern California, to LP RE: Pleased that LP has agreed to speak at Phi Beta Kappa's annual banquet. Informal dinner will begin at 6:15 PM. Will contact LP a few days before May 18 to arrange transportation. LP may bring guests if he wishes. [Letter from LP to Lovell March 22, 1956, Letter from Wulf to Constance Lovell April 23, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.24]
- Letter from Dr. Franz J. Kallmann, Psychiatry Dept., Columbia University, to LP RE: Kallmann plans to arrive in Chicago on April 30. Has not finished his paper, but can send an incomplete version to LP if necessary. LP should let Kallmann know if he would like to discuss any problems pertaining to the symposium or to the dinner. [Letter from Kallmann to LP October 11, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.21]
- Letter from John Simpson to LP RE: Simpson is enclosing the annual report for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Simpson thinks that LP will be happy to read of the continued growth of the magazine. [Filed under LP Peace: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 1948-1964: Box #3.016, Folder #16.4]
- Letter from LP to All Freshmen, California Institute of Technology, RE: Writes that the time for preregistration and selection of an option is from May 14 to 18. Also announces the convention of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates on April 28 for anyone who may be interested in chemistry; registration cards are outside the freshman laboratory on the bulletin board. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1950-1964: Box #14.006, Folder #6.4]
- Letter from LP to Fred B. Eiseman, John Burroughs School, RE: Describes a way for Eiseman's student to conduct an experiment in wave-particle duality of electromagnetic radiation. [Letter from Eiseman of John Burroughs School to LP March 26, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Correspondence, 1956), #112.22]
- Letter from LP to G.B.B.M. Sutherland, University of Michigan, RE: Declines Sutherland's invitation to attend a Biophysics Symposium in July. [Letter from Sutherland to LP March 27, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Sutherland, G.B.B.M, 1939, 1956), #341.2]
- Letter from LP to Lindsay Helmholz, Washington University, RE: Asks if Helmholz would like to be recommended for dean of the graduate school at Dartmouth. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Helmholz, Lindsay), #156.2]
- Letter from LP to Mr. Biran, Consul General of Israel, RE: Regrets that he and AHP could not attend the Israel Independence Day Reception. [Note from Consul General of Israel and Biran, 1956 (general)] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (I: Correspondence, 1956), #185.17]
- Letter from LP to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.042, Folder #42.3]
17 April 1956
Thanks very much for your letter. I haven't yet seen Professor Corey, but I understand that he has written to you about some of the points raised by your answers to my questions.
Mama and I got back home at 9 o'clock on Saturday night, having come from Urbana, Illinois, during the day. I have given half of my lectures in Urbana. Last night we went to a dinner in Los Angeles given by the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians - I am giving a talk at their meeting tomorrow. We fly back to Urbana on Thursday.
We enjoyed our visit to Canada immensely. We came across the Rockies in a blizzard, which continued after we had got to Winnipeg (we went by train from Portland to Vancouver, B.C., and then to Winnipeg). This snowfall caused the all-time record in Winnipeg to be broken - 98.4 inches of snow during the season. I spoke to the Medical School people in Winnipeg, and gave a chemistry seminar talk also.
In Urbana we met a professor of astronomy, interested in mathematical problems of astronomy, who had been in the University of London, Kings College, and then Queen Mary. His name is McViteie. His wife told me that her brother, Sir Kenneth Strong, might be interested to meet you, and that she would write to him, to suggest that he get in touch with you through Bragg. I judge that he is head of Intelligence in the British Army, a man about 55. Accordingly if you receive a call from British Army Intelligence, don't be worried about it - it is just a social matter.
There has been rain in southern California during our absence, and the rainfall for the season is nearly up to normal, several inches greater than last year at this time. Mama's daffodils have been blooming nicely, and also the camellias. Temperatures have not been high enough to bring out the hibiscus blossoms.
I have invited Professor Herbert Harned of Yale University to come to Pasadena for three months this summer, in order that he might synthesize some inorganic substances that we need, and that have caused us trouble so far. Also, I have asked Crellin to serve as his research assistant, at any rate during the time when we are to be in Italy. I think that it is likely that Mama and I shall stop in London with you only from 1 to 4 June, and spend the rest of the month in Italy, returning home early in July. Then I hope that he will continue with making drawings for the new edition of the Nature of the Chemical Bond.
Please give my love to Julia.
- Letter from LP to Professor E.B. Chain, F.R.S., Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy, RE: LP and AHP were looking forward to their stay in Italy. Plan to arrive in Rome on June 4. Pleased that Chain believes that two of his four lectures will be enough. Has had the lecture on the structure of proteins translated into Italian. Writing the lecture on abnormal hemoglobin molecules and will have it translated also. Proposes that he only give these two lectures because it would strain his ability in Italian too much to try to give the others. [Letter from Chain to LP March 27, 1956, Letter from LP to Chain May 17, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.25]
- Letter from LP to Professor I. Fankuchen, Acta Crystallographica, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, RE: Recommends that Geller's manuscript not be accepted for publication. Provides a new manuscript which he feels Geller should submit instead because it is better, shorter, and makes more of a contribution to the field than Geller's original. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: 1957a.4]
- Letter from LP to R. Daudel, Center of Theoretical Chemistry. [Letter from Daudel to LP March 22, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Daudel, Raymond and Pascaline), #89.6]
17 April 1956
Dr. R. Daudel
Centre de Chimie Theorique
5 Avenue de l'Observatoire
Dear Dr. Daudel:
I thank you for your letter of 22 March. I can understand that the death of Madame Joliot-Curie has led to a change in your plans, and I hope that it will turn out to be possible for you to come to Pasadena at some later time.
My colleagues and I were grieved to hear about the death of Madame Joliot-Curie, and, in common with other scientists throughout the world, we have felt a deep sense of loss.
With best regards,
- Letter from LP to Robert D. Vold, Indian Institute of Science, RE: Informs that there are no Indian students at Caltech who he would recommend for the faculty position at the Indian Institute of Science. [Letters from Vold to LP March 19, 1956, April 27, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (V: Correspondence, 1956), #427.16]
- Letter from M. E. Straumanis, University of Missouri, to LP RE: Asks to visit LP at Caltech in May. [Letter from Wulf to Straumanis April 23, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from Peter Pauling to Crellin Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.042, Folder #42.3]
17 April, 1956
182 Broomwood Road
London S.W. 11
I have a 1930 Mercedez-Benz SS for sale, Chassis No. 36 260, Engine No. 67 633, Touring car, two door, Aluminum alloy body, 6 cylinder, 7069 ml., supercharger, painted white with red trim, in excellent shape both body and engine, recently overhauled by Messrs. Daimler-Benz in Germany to the extent of $500, 4/5 Seater, new tires on four wheels, total mileage 500 on tires, good tires on two spares, size 6.50 X 20, wire knock off wheels, woodwork on dash and running boards recently repolished with French polish, 70,000 miles since new, right hand drive, fourspeed and reverse gearbox, 10 miles to the American gallon, wheelbase 134 inches, with trunk in black leather on the rear, single overhead camshaft, two Pallas carburetors.
I shall pay you a commission of 8% if you can sell it. To pay the cost of transportation and import duty, I need $2000 or so for it, and it can be delivered in August I would say to any port in the United States. Perhaps you should put in an advertisement in Road and Track. If the market price of such cars is greater than this, then demand more, if much less it ceases to be worth importing it. Our total investment in it is of the order of $1800 and it will cost about $700 to transport and duty and sales commission, so perhaps you should ask more. Its value here is rather less than this though.
We are going on a trip next week to Spain and Portugal in the Porsche, and will come back through Stuttgart where we shall trade the car for the Merc and shall drive the Merc back to England while the Porsche is shipped to California. Perhaps I shall get the engine changed while there to something bigger and better. What are your suggestions and what is most popular in the States? The Carrera engine will not fit, and anyway is too expensive. You might write to us someplace, but I do not know where we shall be quite yet. If you wrote by return of post you could probably catch us still here. How are things going? You don’t know of a posh job I might take next fall? Perhaps driving a tractor if it is well enough paying, or designing bombs.
Well, let me know what you think.
Much love and many thanks,