- Letter from Beatrice Wulf, Secretary to LP, to Rosalind Franklin RE: Says LP will be glad to see Franklin next week. [Note from Franklin to LP June 29, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Franklin, Rosalind), #121.1]
- Letter from Dr. Joseph Wortis, Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, to LP RE: Urges LP to accept the invitation to speak at The Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn. They are starting a Journal of Experimental Psychology soon. [Letter from LP to Wortis September 7, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.32]
- Letter from Jonathan Karas, University of New Hampshire, to LP RE: Outlines a television program being designed to build interest among young people in the fields of science and engineering. Requests that LP provide a statement concerning his predictions for the year 2000 for use in the program. [Letter from LP to Karas July 9, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1956), #200.21]
- Letter from LP to Fritiof S. Sjostrand, Karolinska Institutet Anatomiska Institutionen, RE: Declines the invitation to join the editorial board of a new journal on ultrastructure research. [Letter from Sjostrand to LP February 26, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from LP to H. W. Cundiff, Bay-River Trading Co., RE: Regrets that his work on proteins will not help Cundiff with his problem. [Letter from Cundiff to LP June 30, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1956), #74.24]
- Letter from LP to Henry Allen Moe, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. [Letter from Moe to LP May 30, 1956] [Filed under LP Science: (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1975), Box #14.015, Folder #15.4]
5 July 1956
Mr. Henry Allen Moe
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue
New York, N. Y.
I returned form Italy yesterday, but by the polar route, not passing through New York.
I hope that you had a good time in Pasadena.
As to the matter of the preparation of fresh water from sea water, I have not tried to keep up with developments in this field. I know that a good bit of work is being done on the problem. The method of ionic transfer through thin barriers of exchange resins has, I think, shown considerable promise. Electric power is needed for this method, as, indeed, for most of the others. The Von Kleinschmidt method of distillation by compression of the vapor, which is used in plants built by A. D. Little Company in Boston, may turn out to be as good as any. I think that the estimate of 5 cents per ton, for a very large installation, may be a reasonable one now – this is an estimate made 10 years ago, about what might be expected from the use of atomic power. At the present time fresh water costing 5 cents per ton at sea level is expensive.
We had a fine time in Italy, but I am glad to be home again. I am planning to work on revising a couple of my books, and in addition we have two new research projects that will require much attention from me.
- Letter from LP to Hiden T. Cox, American Institute of Biological Sciences, RE: Provides three suggestions of possible editors for the symposium "Molecular Structure and Biological Specificity." [Letters from Cox to LP May 29, 1956, July 26, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Organizational Correspondence (Am - Am)), #10.3]
- Letter from Mrs. H. Hiller, Interscience Publishers, to LP RE: Asks for a photograph of LP for advertisement of the Sir Robert Robinson Anniversary Volume. [Letter from LP to Hiller July 17, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (I: Correspondence, 1956), #185.17]
- Letter from Ward Pigman, University of Alabama Medical Center, to LP RE: Invites LP to assist in the preparation of a report by the "Interim-Committee on the Social Aspects of Science" for submission to the AAAS Council. Provides an outline of the report and briefly discusses the committee. [Letter from LP to Pigman October 26, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Correspondence, 1956), #313.4]
- Pamphlet: "Studies on the Hemoglobin of Anadara Inflata" by Yasuo Yagi, Toshio Mishima, Tsuneko Tsujimura, Kimiko Sato and Fujio Egami, reprinted from The Journal of Biochemistry. [Filed under LP Science: Box #6.009, Folder #9.2]
- Review of Proposal P-2464 by LP RE: LP recommends that a grant be made to Dr. W.N. Lipscomb. [Letters from Zwolinski to LP June 5, 1956, June 25, 1956] [Filed under LP Science: (National Science Foundation: Correspondence, 1947, 1951-1989), Box #14.029, Folder #29.3]