- Check from AHP to Frank Monise Garage for $253.89. [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 USSR Magazine for $1.80. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, February 1956-December 1957), Box #4.024, Folder #24.1]
- Letter from C. P. Ives, The Sun, to LP RE: Asks for LP's views on the relationship of science and security in the USA and Russia. Includes a response to the question by Dr. Freeman Dyson. [Letter from LP to Ives September 6, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (I: Correspondence, 1956), #185.17]
- Letter from Crellin Pauling to Linus Pauling, Jr. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.037, Folder #37.8]
Dear Linus and Anita:
All sorts of exciting things are happening. Mom and Pop have bought a cattleranch sort of on highway one-some 20 miles north of San Simeon. 160 acres of land, circa two-thirds of a mile of beach, two horses, a little shack and a barn. The country is really gorgeous, rugged, wild, lots of deer, birds, seals, sea otters, flowers, etc. Just the sort of place that Mama loves. The little shack is a two-room affair, with a wood stove, and some running water (cold). There is butane, but no electricity, no hot water. The beach is all lovely rocks, I fear unsuitable for swimming. The beach is down a cliff below the land, at its lowest point is twenty feet high.
Lucy and I drove up in the Porsche a couple of days ago to take Peter's letter up to Mom and Pop, a sort of dull drive, except for highway one itself.
I gave Lucy a ring a couple of days ago-a blue-grey sapphire in a rather modern white gold mount. I am not sure that Mom and Pop really approve, but they seemed pleased, so I guess everything is alright.
I'll send some photographs of the place on highway one, of Lucy, and ring, etc. sometime.
A few months ago my Stephen's speaker crapped out; they finally got around to fixing it. I hope it works alright new, the guarantee is almost shot.
No doubt you've heard from Pete, but for the record, Peter Andrew Thomas; born 22 Aug. 9 lbs, 6¼ ounces, 22 inches, 97º, Rhesus positive.
- Letter from LP to Prof. J. D. McCullough, University of California, Los Angeles, RE: Thanks McCullough for his August 22 letter. Discusses recent happenings and new staff members at Caltech. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (McCullough, J. D.), #245.4]
- Letter from LP to Stig Sunner, University of Lund, RE: Thanks Sunner for newspaper clippings he recently sent. Explains the state of things at Caltech. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from Peter Pauling to Linus Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.042, Folder #42.3]
29 August 1956
Thank you for your letters of the 24th and 25th and for the cheques. I shall keep them uncashed for the present. Perhaps I should eucash the $800 as the bank may wish to collect it
and our departure may be delayed.
Jack Dunitz and I have a plan and we are working on it. It will involve being a research
student in inorganic chemistry under the supervision of Professor R.S. Nyholm of University
college doing structured work of all sorts on transition metal complexes. He has a man working
on Rhenium and now has a little [tech...?]. It would require doing other experiments than pure
difraction work, for instance measuring the paramagnetic susceptibility, but we would have a
major emphasis on x-ray work, to be done we hope with Jack Dunitz in the Royal Institution.
There are a number of snags though Hack, Nyholm and I are in favour of the place. Ingold is
chairman of the department and I do not know his attitude. The there is University College and
the university of London. Finally, for the plan to work there is Bragg; he will not be the most
I do not know what Katie Lonsdale would say. I have not yet seen Bernal; perhaps I can
go on Friday. I think the Nyholm plan is better. I wish at this point to do some honest to god
structure work, and preferably on the most interesting metals. There is a program on [?]
compounds which react with O2, but a convenient crystal compound is not at hand, and in the
year it is being prepared, I wish to get the experimental work completer.
I have been in Cambridge, taking the third projection of HgIyd myoglobin, and now can
check completely the method. If all goes well, I shall quit myoglobin there.
I have purchased you amplifier and shall send it in Linda's trunk. I have her completely
packed except for the books. I got a wholesale price for the amplifier through a friend. I have
tried it; it should do quite well. It is a RCA Great Britain Limited product.
Julia registered the squirt. His name is Peter Andrew Thomas, to be called Thomas
though in England Andrew is the favourite. The Peter is arch vanity on my part, having been
overcome with his beauty upon first sighting him. They are both well. Julia should be home on
Friday. I am having great difficulty getting him circumcised. They bloody well will not do it.
I am pleased you are buying this ranch. It sounds lovely. Does it make any money or is
it just beautiful?
You will note his initials are P.A.T. Pauling, Eng. And I suppose he will be called Pat.
I do not know how long the delay in discovering whether I can get in will be. It probably
will be a mater of guessing probabilities until October, which is rather sad.
Photographers are being prepared.
I am afraid Julia will be rather disappointed if we do not come to California, though she
The Speakman book is being published this month, and I shall send it off. I sent the PEP
book at least a month ago. I shall send another air mail if you wish.
- Letter from W. H. Freeman, W. H. Freeman and Co., to LP RE: Discusses issues regarding the granting of permission to outside parties to use illustrations from LP's books. [Letter from Freeman to Badger August 15, 1956, Letter from Freeman to LP October 9, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1956), #439.14]
- Press Release RE: The News Bureau announces that LP of the California Institute of Technology will be researching the molecular chemistry of mental disease under a Ford Foundation grant. Describes the new research program. [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 #89.12]
- Press Release: No Title [re: molecular chemistry of mental disease] News Bureau of the California Institute of Technology, August 29, 1956. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.16]