- Article: "Zinc-65 in Foods," Science. [Filed under LP Peace: (Materials re: Nuclear Fallout; Radiation Hazards, 1959), Box #7.003, Folder #3.20]
- Letter from Gilbert Bloemere to LP RE: Talks about some of his ideas about bond angles and representation of bonds, includes some drawings, gives the highlights of his theory, and asks LP to look over and comment on his enclosures. [Letter from LP to Bloemere December 18, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1959), #39.2]
- Letter from Helen C. Biehle, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, to LP RE: Says they can change the time of their dinner so he can speak on his way to or from Philadelphia, and mentions the other groups who would come by to hear him. [Letter from LP to Biehle October 22, 1959, telegram from Biehle to LP November 30, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1959), #39.2]
- Letter from Joan Harris, Secretary to LP, to Blanche H. Posner RE: Acknowledges Posner's letter, explains that LP is out of town. Says she has no copies of Hiroshima address. [Note from Posner to Gentlemen October 29, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Correspondence) #313.7]
- Letter from Joan Harris, Secretary to LP, to LP RE: Encloses one letter, says things are progressing well, tells where she found the dictaphone belts, says the article that was supposed to appear in the Hearst papers did not, and hopes the trip went well. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1959), #167.4]
- Letter from Joan Harris, Secretary to LP, to Robert Gould, Chemical and Engineering News, RE: Encloses LP's review of the book, The Molecular Basis of Evolution. [Letter from Gould to LP October 22, 1959] [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: 1959a2.1]
- Letter from M. Ruth Broom, National Education Association, to LP. RE: Asks for a one page biography, two glossy photos, and a copy of his speech. [Letter from Harris November 13, 1959] [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1960) Box #1960s, Folder #1960s.12]
- Letter from Richard Otto to LP RE: Encloses letters printed in the Morro Bay Sun on the subject of LP's Hiroshima address. Invites LP and AHP to visit next time they are in the area. [Letter from Otto to LP October 4, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (O: Correspondence, 1959), #300.21]
- Letter from Stephen H. Fritchman to LP RE: Inquires if LP could speak at a meeting in Boston, MA around May 20th for a fee of $100.00. Mentions he's looking forward to spending Thanksgiving day with LP, AHP, and the children. [Letter from Harris to Fritchman, November 13, 1959] [Filed under LP Peace: Box 4.001, Folder 1.1]
- Newspaper Clipping: "A-war would 'end civilization,'" Melbourne Sun, November 6, 1959. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.421]
- Typescript: Molecules and Evolution, review of The Molecular Basis of Evolution, by Christian B. Anfinson. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: 1959a2.1]
THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF EVOLUTION. Christian B. Anfinsen, Wiley, New York; Chapman and Hall, London; 1959, xii + 228 pages, $7.00. During the past twenty years great progress has been made in the correlation of the properties of living organisms, including their ability to pass on to their progeny the characteristics that determine their nature, with the structure of the molecules of which they are constituted. An interesting and thorough account of these developments, written for the reader with a background of scientific knowledge but not necessarily with specialized knowledge of either the biological field or the field of molecular structure, has now been prepared by Dr. Anfinsen.
The breadth of treatment of the problem is indicated by the contents of the chapters - evolutionary principles, genes as determinants of heredity, the chemical nature of genetic material, the substructure of genes, protein structures, the biological activity of proteins in relation to structure, species variation in protein structure, genes as determinants of protein structure, the accuracy of protein synthesis, the biosynthesis of proteins, and genes, proteins, and evolution. In the discussion of each of these subjects Dr. Anfinsen has given enough background material to permit the unprepared reader to obtain a good understanding of what has been learned in recent years.
I believe that we are just entering upon a period of very great progress in molecular biology. A number of significant discoveries have already been made. Anfinsen's book will enable the chemist to understand what the significance of these discoveries is, and to prepare him to appreciate the additional discoveries that will surely be made during the next few years.