- Check from AHP to Safeway Stores 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]
- Letter from Alden H. Emery, Executive Secretary, American Chemical Society, to LP, RE: Writes that as a token of their appreciation for LP's services to the American Chemical Society they have reserved a copy of the book, Seventy-Five Eventful Years by Albert Browne and Mary Elvira Weeks, which records the history of the American Chemical Society from its establishment in 1876 to its Diamond Jubilee in 1951. [Letter from LP to Emery August 20, 1956] [Filed under LP Science: (American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1950-1964) Box #14.006, Folder #6.4]
- Letter from LP to Director of Admissions, Reed College, RE: Recommends Peggy Porter for consideration for admission to Reed College. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (R: Correspondence, 1956), #341.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Donald M. Leslie, Program Committee, Southern California Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, RE: Looks forward to speaking to the group, notifies him that there is a slight possibility he might attend a meeting in India at the first of January and not be able to make it back for the dinner but states that the possibility is so small, it is nothing to worry about. [Letters from Leslie to LP August 8, 1956, October 10, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1957s.1]
- Letter from LP to E. S. Proskauer, Interscience Publishers, RE: Says he is unable to accept Proskauer's invitation to prepare a manuscript on biological activity. [Letter from Proskauer to LP August 8, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (I: Correspondence, 1956), #185.17]
- Letter from LP to Hiden T. Cox, American Institute of Biological Sciences, RE: Agrees to serve as editor of the published volume of the symposium, "Molecular Structure and Biological Specificity" if Dr. Harvey A. Itano will serve as joint editor. [Letters from Cox to LP July 26, 1956, September 5, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Organizational Correspondence (Am - Am)), #10.3]
- Letter from LP to James English, Yale University, RE: Thanks English for information about T. B. Johnson's samples. Discusses classification and uses of the sample boxes. [Letters from English to LP July 24, 1956, October 2, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Correspondence, 1956), #112.22]
- Letter from LP to Linus Pauling, Jr. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.037, Folder #37.8]
14 August 1956
Dr. Linus Pauling, Jr.
I thank you for sending me the letter from Dr. Jacques M. May, of the League for Emotionally Disturbed Children.
After thinking about the matter, I wrote to Dr. May, saying that I have decided that I should not accept the invitation. A copy of my letter is enclosed.
Also, you may note that I mentioned that he might have had you in mind, rather than me.
I do not recognize the names on the letterhead. I had thought that I might ask Dr. Tarjan, of Pacific State Hospital nearby, what he knows about this organization.
Mama and I have been getting along well. We spent several days last week driving to Berkeley and San Francisco and back. We went primarily to attend a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, which is a foundation for support of work on rheumatic diseases. The Chairman of the Advisory Committee is a friend of yours, Walter Bauer, of MGH. He said to give you his regards. Carl Cori is also a member of the board, and the meeting was held in Berkeley because his wife, Gerti, is pretty ill, and Carl did not want to leave. He is spending two months lecturing in Berkeley.
Crellin had four wisdom teeth removed-they had not yet broken through-on Monday, and he is still not in very good shape. He put in six weeks working in the laboratory, as assistant to Professor Herbert Harned, who has now gone back to Yale. Crellin is now going to continue making drawings for the new edition of "The Nature of the Chemical Bond." Perhaps he has begun doing a little work on the drawings today.
I suppose that you know that Linda has been sick. She has been in a clinic-a sort of hospital-in Florence for about three weeks now, with virus pneumonia. She seems to be getting along well. We have asked her to fly home when she is able to come, so she may be with us within another month.
I wish that I could talk to you about our program of research on mental deficiency. I have a couple of men at work on the project now, Dr. Rhinesmith and Dr. Allen. Dr. Allen-David W. Allen-is a young M.D. from MGH. I have not remembered to ask whether he knows you. I judge that he got his M.D. about three years ago-I could look in the records to find out. I think that he is going to return to MGH.
I am especially busy this summer, after our return from Italy, because we have made some big changes in our curriculum, and also have appointed four new professorial staff members in chemistry and chemical engineering. Also, we are slowly getting moved into Church Laboratory. I expect to move into my office next month. We are still handicapped by difficulty in outfitting the laboratory. The Public Health Service now has money that can be used for new construction, on a matching basis. I think that we may be able to get some of this money, although there is question as to whether the provision of furnishings-chemical desks, etc.-constitutes new construction.
Much love to Anita and the children.
Love from Daddy,
- Letter from LP to Prof. Denis L. Fox, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, RE: Gives permission for Fox visit and work in the laboratory. [Letter from Fox to LP August 3, 1956, Letter from Fox to Zechmeister September 12, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Fox, Denis), #120.10]
- Letter from LP to W. Beautyman, Pittsfield General Hospital, RE: Thanks Beautyman for the information about Gregory S. Duboff's forged application documents. [Letter from Beautyman to LP July 23, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (D: Correspondence, 1956), #98.21]
- Letter from LP to W. S. Rusk, Wells College, RE: Declines Rusk's invitation to give a lecture at Wells College the following winter. [Letter from Rusk to LP July 19, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (R: Correspondence, 1956), #341.2]
- Letter from Otto Nathan to LP RE: Describes his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and the resulting citation for contempt by the House of Representatives he received. Expresses disappointment that no one to whom he wrote felt able to take up the position of temporary secretary of the anti-war project. Encloses a July 25 press statement which further states his position. [Letter from LP to Nathan July 6, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Nathan, Otto), #276.3]