- Check from AHP to Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity 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]
- Check from AHP to Mrs. Anna Panek for $29.62. [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 Mrs. Elizabeth Gillette 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]
- Check from AHP to National Child Labor Committee 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]
- Check from LP to Beatrice J. Wulf for $200.00. [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 #75.3]
- Letter from Dr. David Salkin, Veterans Administration Hospital, San Fernando, California, RE: Thanks LP for consenting to speak before the hospital staff on November 27. Hopes that LP will find time to have lunch with them before the lecture and to tour the hospital after the lecture. LP need not limit himself to the lecture topic only. Sorry that LP was unable to accept the invitation to speak before the postgraduate symposium next January. Requests that LP complete the formal papers. [Letter from LP to Salkin October 23, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.35]
- Letter from Dr. William D. Evans, Chief of Medical Services, County of Los Angeles General Hospital to LP RE: Thanks him for accepting his invitation to speak at a dinner with the Senior Medical Residents of the hospital. Provides information on where and when the dinner will be and who will be in attendance. [Filed under LP Speeches: 1957s.3]
- Letter from Gaétan Jasmin to Dora E. Young, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, RE: States that he is interested in making an application for a research fellowship to their foundation. Asks for the necessary forms. [Filed under LP Science: (Helen Hay Whitney Foundation-Scientific Advisory Committee: Postdoctoral Biomedical Research Fellowship Applicants, 1956-1957), Box #15.005, Folder #5.6]
- Letter from LP to Dora E. Young, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation RE: Thanks Young for the set of application forms and gives Young his upcoming schedule so an interview can be scheduled if there are any applicants in the Washington and Oregon area (since that is were he is traveling). Thanks Young for her previous letter and check for his expenses. [Letters from Young to LP September 12, 1956, September 24, 1956, October 17, 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. I. Fankuchen, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, RE: Discusses Irving Alder's manuscript on "The Origin of Life" and agrees to write a preface for it. Says he and Corey are optimistic regarding Fankuchen's question about proteins. [Letter from Fankuchen to LP September 24, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Fankuchen, Isidore), #117.4]
- Letter from LP to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.042, Folder #42.3]
9 October 1956
I have had a telephone call from Perryman Mojonier Co., Custom House Brokers, 354 South Spring Street (telephone Michigan 1178), Los Angeles. Mr. Folmer talked with me. He says that the Mercedes Benz will arrive on the steamship Lochhaven due about the 23rd of October. He said that we need documents authorizing clearance: ownership documents, German motor license book, carnet de passage, and a statement about the number of miles that the car has been driven since you got it. I told him that I thought that it had been purchased in Germany, although I was not sure.
Also, Mr. Folmer said that their company could take care of the whole job of bringing it through customs and delivering it to our house, so that I shall not have to do anything about it. However, I need the documents.
I am sending a carbon copy of this letter to Crellin. In case that you have sent any documents to him, he can send then on down to me.
I have not yet got a license on the Porsche. Crellin said that the officials here were apt to be rather sticky about ownership, and that we would have to have a notarized statement about ownership of the car. Could you send such a statement to me? suppose that I can be the registered owner, and you the actual owner, or whatever the documents require. If you want, we can put the Porsche in storage. I have not yet sold the 1953 one.
Mama and I are going to Beer Flat Ranch on Thursday afternoon. Barclay Ray is going up with us, in order to check over the geology of the place, and especially to look at the rock cliffs to see whether he can estimate the rate at which it is being eroded away. My estimate is about one foot average in ten or twenty years - there was a fence put up close to the edge thirteen years ago, by Mr. Evans, who homesteaded the place in 1916, and this fence is still close to the edge, with apparently a few of the posts having been freed through rock falls from the cliff. The rock looks pretty hard to me, and I think that it would be possible to build a house quite close to the edge of the cliff, without danger. Linda will probably go up with us, and come back Sunday morning, since she is to pour at Mrs. DuBridge's tea for the faculty. I am going to take the plane Sunday evening from San Luis Obispo, so that I can spend a few days at Oberlin College, returning on Friday. Mama will stay up at the ranch probably until Thursday, and then drive back to Pasadena.
We had the tea for the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering day before yesterday. It was a great success. As usual, Mama had arranged fruit and vegetables in a beautiful display on the old picnic table, up north of the big oak trees. She had bought hundreds of very small frankfurters, about 2 inches long, and one of the boys, Dr. Forrest Carter, took charge of roasting them over a charcoal fire on the patio. The punch was very good. Although it had been cold and rainy for two or three days, the day of the tea turned out to be beautifully clear and pleasantly warm. Pauline and Michael came over. Pauline is in the middle of a lawsuit - she has sued some of the department stores for selling cheap imitations of her shoes and the verdict will be rendered on 1 December. She thinks that her patent will be found valid.
About a week ago I moved into my new office, on the second floor of the Church Laboratory. It is perhaps a little larger than my other office. Different in shape, too - 16 by 33 feet. The windows face to two doors. It is 18 feet long, has from the floor to 3 feet high, tiers of 5 drawers each, and above that 4 feet of cabinet space, with sliding glass doors. It is beautifully finished, made with a nice wood - maple,in a light oak finish. The cabinet is 27 inches deep, as are the drawers. I have some models and some books in it at present. I have a chemical bench, sink, and hood at the west end, and a group of filing cases.
Much love to Julia and Gregorio. I hope that everything is going along well in the University of London.
- Letter from LP to Phil Stern RE: Thanks Stern for photographs he took of LP and his office. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from LP to W. K. Sherwood, Hopkins Marine Station, RE: Looks forward to visiting Sherwood in the future. [Letters from Sherwood to LP September 14, 1956, October 23, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from W. H. Freeman, W. H. Freeman and Company, to LP RE: Acknowledges a clipping from Science relating to Atom Harvest. [Letters from Freeman to LP August 29, 1956, November 14, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1956), #439.14]