- Letter from Barney L. Taylor to LP RE: Attempts to clarify to LP his "discovery" about the refractive qualities of spectrum colors. Reiterates various ideas about light refraction and encloses a diagram to support his ideas. [Letter from Taylor to LP November 24, 1959, Letter from LP to Taylor December 17, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Correspondence, 1959), #411.4]
- Letter from Joan Harris to Ellwood Griest, RE: Dr. Nishiwake is away from Pasadena on a tour and is not expected back this week. Harris has tried to find a way of reaching him, but has been unsuccessful. Harris suggest that Griest just write to him directly. [Griest's letter November 26, 1959] [Filed under LP Peace: (SANE, 1958-1966, 1982), Box #4.003, Folder #3.8]
- Letter from Joan Harris to Mrs. Stanley Kaplan, RE: Harris is answering Kaplan's letter in LP's absence. Harris is enclosing 10 copies of LP's letter that appeared in the New York Times. [Kaplan's letter November 20, 1959] [Filed under LP Peace: (Materials re: Strontium-90, June 1959-November 1959), Box #7.012, Folder #12.17]
- Letter from Joan Harris, Secretary to LP, to Lester D. Beers, Science Department, St. Bernard's School RE: Replies that there is no version of General Chemistry later than the second edition. [Letter from Beers to LP November 13, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1959), #39.2]
- Letter from Joan R. Harris, Secretary to LP, to Charles E. Strachan. RE: Acknowledges his letter. Will call it to the attention of LP when he returns. [Letter from Strachan November 20, 1959] [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1960) Box #1960s, Folder #1960s.10]
- Letter from Joan R. Harris, Secretary to LP, to Henry Allen Moe, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. [Letter from Moe to LP November 24, 1959, Letter from Mathias to Harris December 2, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Badger, Richard M.), #23.1]
1 December 1959
Mr. Henry Allen Moe
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue
New York 17, New York
Dear Mr. Moe:
I would like to acknowledge your request for a confidential report from Professor Pauling, who is away from Pasadena until 7 December. When he returns, I shall call it to his attention.
(Mrs.) Joan R. Harris
Secretary to Professor Pauling
- Letter from Joan R. Harris, Secretary to LP, to Stanley R. Mohler, National Institutes of Health, RE: Informs that December 11 would be an agreeable date from Mohler and his associate to visit with LP at Caltech. [Letter from Mohler to Harris November 17, 1959, Letter from Mohler to Harris December 7, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Correspondence, 1959), #258.1]
- Letter from P. W. Bridgman, Harvard University, to P RE: Says he appreciates the tolerance LP displayed in his review of his book in Perspectives. Attempts to clarify his point of view. [Letter from LP to Bridgman December 17, 1959] [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: 1959a.10]
- Letter from Peter Pauling to Crellin Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.043, Folder #43.3]
1 December, 1959
Dear Crellin and Lucy,
Many thanks for your two letters. I apologise for not answering. I have been trying to get something done. I am pleased you are settled well in Seattle. I still do not understand exactly what it is you are studying and perhaps you would explain.
We are moving in three or four weeks. Our rent has gone up and we are tired of the place. Chiefly the rent has gone up.
Your proposed study of methemeglobinemia sounds good to me. I think that in fact it is an Ingram fingerprint. I think this technique of peptide digestion and combined chromatography and electrophoresis was first used by a fellow named Vernon Ingram.
I do want to sell the Merc, though the plans that I had for buying a house have now fallen through, and I am not in desperate need. When I last wrote you I was smack in the middle of negotiating a house and my expected source of money suddenly disappeared. Consequently there was a short period of panic. Now, however, that house has gone and I do not feel capable of buying one just now. Still, I could use a little of the money.
Mamma wrote and asked if I wanted to sell. Evidently someone has asked her. I am fairly sure my friend Art Locanthi would arrange the sale to a friend of his, and I think you should inform him of your intentions to sell and for what.
I have to give a rag lecture Friday week. I think it will be difficult. There is a lot of work involved in the preparation of the demonstrations. I do not know really what to say. There is a fine looking Hungarian girl in our first year crowd this year. A definite decorative addition. Female chemists seem in general to be indifferent to good looking.
We are moving I think to 62 Elgin Crescent, London W. 11. We should go in three weeks I hope.
I would like to have that Porsche too. I am afraid it is not really mine any longer, though I refuse to give up moral right to it.
The boy is fine. He goes to school and has a good time. We all began the winter long colds early. He coughs a good deal. Julia's sinus' are badly infected. I read in the Times that 60 people per 100,000 die annually in this country from perpetually infected bronchae, compared to 1.8 per 100,000 in the U.S. Most of it is due to coal smoke and sulphuric acid. I think I shall get the hell out of here.
- Letter from Peter Pauling to Linus and Ava Helen Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.043, Folder #43.3]
1 December, 1959
Many thanks for your letter from Ithaca. I hear from my friends who read the newspapers that you are in Australia.
How about sending me that relief map of Europe please? The air freight rates are about $3 a kilo. Minimum of about $10, SAS LAX to LON. It is printed matter and there is no duty.
Yes please I want to sell the Merc. How much is he offering? Our price is $3000 and we might take $2500. Crellin has things more or less under control.
We are moving in about three weeks. Our new address— I do not remember what it is. I shall write and let you know.
Things are going quite well. We are all rather sick with the usual cold and upper infection. The boy is better. Julia's sinus' are badly infected. They will not give antibiotic for some reason involving waiting until the baby is born and see if it is needed. The boy enjoys his school very much. He will move to another school.
It is cheaper and perhaps not so good, but we hope he will get into a very good school in the new district soon.
Matt Meselson is on the TV tonight. He did not come see us. I saw Jeffries Wyman the other day in Cambridge and we had a long chat. I like him.
Much love from P
- Newspaper Clipping: "A-fallout warning-N.Z. soil buildup," Auckland Star, December 1, 1959. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.444]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Disarmament," Christchurch Press (New Zealand), December 1, 1959. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.443]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Each bomb tests wastes lives of 15,000 unborn children," Dunedin Evening Star (New Zealand), December 1, 1959. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.445]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Nobel Prize winner's campaign for peace," New Zealand Evening Star (Dunedin), December 1, 1959. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.445]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Scientists Agree on Fallout Facts," Otago Daily Times (New Zealand), December 1, 1959. [Filed under LP Newspaper Clippings: 1959n.57]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Scientists agree on fallout facts," Otago Daily News (Dunedin, New Zealand), December 1, 1959. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.444]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Strontium-90 in soil," Christchurch Press (New Zealand), December 1, 1959. [Filed under LP Biographical: (LP Scrapbooks, 1956-1960), Box #6.007, Folder #7.443]