- Letter from Harold Soroos, Ethyl Corporation, to LP RE: Invites LP and AHP to a reception held by Ethyl Corporation at an ACS meeting in Atlantic City. [Letter from LP to Soroos August 22, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from LP to Alan G. Ward, British Gelatine and Glue Research Association, RE: Tentatively accepts Ward's invitation to come to the conference at the University of Cambridge, although he has not made any definite plans for the summer of 1957. Wishes that he had something new to say about gelatin. [Letters from Ward to LP July 30, 1956, September 12, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1957s.25]
- Letter from LP to Arthur B. Pardee, University of California, Berkeley, RE: Says he was pleased to fill out Pardee's NSF fellowship recommendation form. Mentions that he suggested Pardee for some recent job openings. [Letter from Pardee to LP August 2, 1956, Letter from LP to Pardee August 20, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Pardee, Arthur B.), #304.4]
- Letter from LP to Bruce F. Cain, Dyson-Perrins Laboratory, RE: Informs that members of his Division will be in Pasadena at the time of Cain's intended visit. [Note from Cain to LP August 8, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1956), #74.24]
- Letter from LP to Dora W. Young, The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, RE: Encloses his expenses account for the meeting in Berkeley on August 1st. Says that he surveyed the cost of driving his car and that it comes to $0.15 per mile. LP thinks this is high and says that she can cut it to whatever they usually use for mileage of cars. Hopes she is enjoying Mexico and looks forward to seeing her again. [Letter from Young to LP September 12, 1956] [Filed under LP Science: Helen Hay Whitney Foundation—Scientific Advisory Committee: Correspondence 1954-1959: Box #15.002, Folder #2.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Herschel W. Nisonger, Chairman, Administrative Board of American Association on Mental Deficiency, RE: Accepts invitation to serve as a member of the Research Subcommittee of the American Association on Mental Deficiency. Inquires about Subcommittee meeting times. [Letters from Nisonger to LP July 30, 1956, September 12, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Organizational Correspondence (Am - Am)), #9.4]
- Letter from LP to Edward C. Curnen, University of North Carolina, RE: Apologizes for the tardiness of his reply. Declines Curnen's invitation to participate in a conference on etiologic factors in mental retardation. Informs that he may change his mind on the matter. [Note from Curnen to LP August 13, 1956, Letter from Curnen to LP September 11, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1956), #74.24]
- Letter from LP to F. Hullinger, Physikalisches Institut der Eidg. Technischen Hochschule, RE: Says the paper Hullinger mentioned in his August 6 letter was not written by LP. Says he has no reprints of the paper. [Letter from Hullinger to LP August 6, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1956), #167.1]
- Letter from LP to Hans Pieter Pflug and Gerhard Lange RE: Pleased to have their comments on the German edition of his textbook General Chemistry. [Letter from Pflug and Lange to LP June 1, 1956] [Filed under LP Books: (General Chemistry: An Introduction to Descriptive Chemistry and Modern Chemical Theory, Second Edition), #1953b.4]
- Letter from LP to Harry S. Mosher, Stanford University, RE: Says he was pleased to write a letter of recommendation to support Harold Johnson's nomination for this year's California Section Award. [Letter from Mosher to LP August 7, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Correspondence, 1956), #257.1]
- Letter from LP to J. A. Prins RE: Mentions the photographs of fibrous sulfur Prins sent. Looks forward to Prins's visit to Pasadena. [Letter from Prins to LP August 12, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Correspondence, 1956), #313.4]
- Letter from LP to Joseph E. Foehr, Garden City Medical Center, RE: Apologizes that he did not prepare a manuscript for his paper on "The Nature of Molecular Diseases." Sends two related reprints. [Letter from Foehr to LP August 6, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (F: Correspondence, 1956), #128.21]
- Letter from LP to Lerby G. Augenstine, Brookhaven National Laboratory, RE: Explains that he is uncertain if there is a job opening at Caltech for someone in computing. Suggests that Augenstine contact the University later. [Letter from Augenstine to LP July 31, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (ElectroData), #111.3]
- Letter from LP to Leslie Sutton, Magdalen College, RE: Declines the invitation to write an article on large molecules for the Proceedings of the Chemical Society. Inquires about Sutton's compilation on interatomic distances. [Letters from Sutton to LP August 4, 1956,September 29, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Sutton, Leslie E.), #370.8]
- Letter from LP to Ole Lilleland RE: Accepts invitation to speak before the FDR Club on Sept. 19. Priscilla Beattie has already spoken to AHP about it. [Letter from Lilleland July 30, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.29]
- Letter from LP to Ralph W. G. Wyckoff, National Institutes of Health. [Letter from LP to Wyckoff August 9, 1956, Note from Wyckoff to LP September 2, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Wyckoff, Ralph W.G./Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research), #438.13]
17 August 1956
Dr. Ralph W. G. Wyckoff
Laboratory of Physical Biology
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda 14, Maryland
I am glad to have your letter of 1 August about the early days of x-ray work.
I have a letter from Burdick giving rather detailed information about his work on chalcopyrite in Pasadena, with Ellis, but the letter is filed away somewhere, and my secretary, Mrs. Wulf, is on her vacation. I think that it was during 1916, and that Fred Henson built the spectrometer.
I have now telephoned Fred Henson, who is still running his business in East Pasadena, and have asked him about it. He said that he took the job as instrument maker with the Chemistry Department in March 1917, and that the first work that he did was to build the Bragg spectrometer. He said that Burdick, Ellis, and Dickinson were all here, and that they all worked with it as soon as it was completed. I remember that it was here, but tucked away somewhere when I arrived in 1922. Then it was put into operation again in 1924, and Stuart Bates, I think, did a little work with it - I am not sure about it. It probably has been lost by now.
Also, I notice that Dickinson's first two papers describe work done with the spectrometer. The first paper is that of 1920, on wulfenite and scheelite, and the second, published in 1921 by Dickinson and Goodhugh, is on sodium chlorate and sodium bromate.
I am interested by your statement that you will be retiring from the National Institutes of Health pretty soon. Do you mean that you may retire as soon as a year from now? I agree that you should continue with your electron microscopy for a good number of years yet - you have done such fine work in this field (as well as in others), that it would be a shame for you to stop now; but perhaps you could work more effectively in a university.
With best regards, I am
- Letter from LP to Ruth Lambert, Department of Mental Hygiene, RE: LP is preparing a statement and will send in around August 25th. [Letter from Lambert to LP August 1, 1956] [Filed under LP Science: Orthomolecular Medicine and Mental Health: Materials re: Ford Foundation grants for the study of mental disorders, 1955-1966: Box #11.089, Folder #89.13]
- Letter from LP to Te-Pang Hou, Chinese Chemical Society, RE: Says it is not possible to come to China to give lectures on structural chemistry at the present. Hopes that he can come to China in the future. [Letter from Hou to LP August 4, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1956), #167.1]