- Coy of letter from W.E. Burghardt Du Bois to Mary, Re: Du Bois encloses a list of three more names of people who may be interested in the appeal. [Filed under LP Peace: (Correspondence re: circulation and signing of An Appeal to Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, January-March, 1961), Box #5.012, Folder #12.1]
- Letter from AHP to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Family Correspondence: Peter Jeffress Pauling), Box #5.044, Folder #44.2]
9 January 1961
We were glad to have your Christmas card. I am sorry that your box is still here. I'll try to get it off soon.
Perhaps you know that Crellie's little son E.C.P. Jr. was born 31 December. All is well with them. Lucy nurses with success so far, I judge. Crellin is quite a pater familias, n'est ce pas?
Peter, there are great plans afoot to make a big thing of the Daddy's 60th birthday this February. He knows nothing of this as yet but I don't see how we can keep a huge banquet, etc. secret. Now what would be the most marvelous would be for all of you to be present too. (We could keep that a surprise!) I have written Linus and these plans are just starting and may come to nothing.
At the big ACLU garden party for us in September, 1500 people, many asked if our kids were about.
We had a beautiful box from Linda and Barclay. They are having a good time I think. It seems too bad that half of you are in Europe on this 60th birthday. Still I think it might be worth it to make the effort. What do you think? I have a fine TL for you [...]
I shall write to Linda too. We are extremely busy and are always having more to do! We had a fine time at Deer Flat over Christmas and New Years. The Daddy even purchased a little cake and then put "Happy Birthday Mama" on it with a hypodermic syringe. He sang too. We had a little tree and everything went along well.
I don't know what childrens books you have. Do you have "Horton Hatches the Egg"? Do you want Peter and Peggy? I'll look over your books. I used to keep up with childrens books but I've been slipping of recent years. I'll have to get in the groove again, I guess.
Give my love to Julia and to Thomas and Sarah. Love to you.
xxxx oooo Be careful to write only to me about the surprise!
- Letter from LP to Dr. Catchpool. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Catchpool, John Francis, 1959-1994), #62.3]
9 Jan. 1961
To: Dr. Catchpool
From: Linus Pauling
I have been thinking about electroencephalography, and I think that it would be worth while to carry on some work in this field. Perhaps the heat capacity apparatus could be operated by an assistant, under your direction, and you could try out an idea or two in the field of electroencephalography.
In particular, I would like you to consider the possibility of converting the EEC's into auditory signals, somewhat along the line described in the accompanying manuscript. I feel that an investigation along these lines might give valuable results. I won't communicate details now.
- Letter from LP to Dr. S. D. Speeth, Bell Telephone Laboratories. RE: Thanks him for the article on seismometer sounds. Will write him about his ideas later on. [Filed under LP Correspondence (S: Correspondence, 1961): Box #381 Folder #381.2]
- Letter from LP to Gloria Ogoshi, RE: LP is interested to learn of Ogoshi’s project, but is unable to help her because he has not made much of a study of nerve synapses. [Letter from Ogoshi to LP, December 12, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (O: Correspondence, 1937-1965), #300.23]
- Letter from LP to Lawrence F. Conant, Consultant in Instructional Services, RE: LP is too busy to speak at the institute. [Letter from Lawrence F. Conant to LP, January 8, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #76.1]
- Letter from LP to Mr. and Mrs. Agustin E. Turner, RE: Thanks for the letter. LP was pleased to be selected as on of the fifteen TIME "Men of the Year." LP also sends a recent recording he made about fallout and nuclear war. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Correspondence, 1956-1963), #411.6]
- Letter from LP to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Family Correspondence: Peter Jeffress Pauling, 1960-1974), Box #5.044, Folder #44.2]
9 January 1961
Mama and I have been thinking about you. We were happy to get the nice letter from you, and especially to have your account of the development of Thomas and Sarah. We are looking forward to seeing you and them soon - that is, in six or eight months.
We spent the holidays at the ranch. We took along with us a nice little evergreen, about three feet high, which was growing in a redwood pot. Mama trimmed it with little ornaments, about one centimeter in diameter. We were alone on both Christmas and New Year's, but midway between the two holidays we drove to Monterey and saw Kees Van Niel and Mimi. We didn't stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve, but went to bed at our regular hour, about nine o'clock (our regular hour at the ranch). We had chilled a bottle of champagne, but postponed drinking it (or, rather drinking half of it) until the afternoon of New Year's Day itself. Then we drank a toast to Linie, to you, and so on through the second generation, and some toasts to the third generation also, although we lumped them together - Thomas and Sarah in one group - in order to keep from exceeding our capacity.
You probably know that Edward Crellin Pauling, Jr. was born at 5:30 A.M. 31 December 1960, weight 8 lbs.
I think that I am going to be alone for a few days this week. Mama has said that she is going to go to Philadelphia for the Board meeting of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. I have tried to keep her from going, but I think that I have failed.
She and I have some schemes about how to improve the chances for peace, and we shall probably be kept busy with them during the next few months.
I am reminded to bring up a matter that had eluded my memory until recently. When Mama and I decided that we could not stay for the ACA meeting in Cambridge, I told you, I believe, that we would pay the rent of the house that you were arranging for us to stay in. Could you tell me how much is due (to you, I suppose, because you no doubt had to pay for this)? Also, be sure to send on the bill for the Penguins. I enjoy reading the Penguins, although of course I don't read all of them - some of them I am saving to read after I retire.
Yesterday it was announced that Beadle is leaving the Institute in about three months, to become the Chancellor of the University of Chicago.
Mama and I have received a letter from Nyholm, with best wishes to us for the New Year. He expresses great enthusiasm about you. It is fine that your work is going along so well.
Much love from
- Letter from LP to President James L. Jarrett, Western Washington College. RE: Recommends Dr. Ruben Wood as an excellent solution to his need for a man to be in charge of the work in physics and chemistry. Has not informed Wood about the job. [Filed under LP Correspondence (W: Individual Correspondence): Box #438 Folder #438.7]
- Letter from LP to Professor R. S. Nyholm, University College, England, to LP, RE: He and AHP are happy to hear that Peter is doing well in his work with Nyholm. They are under the impression that he isn’t entirely happy, but they hope that will change. They just spent the holidays alone, which was a new experience. While at the ranch, LP worked on his theory of metals and alloys. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (N: Individual Correspondence. (Noyes, H. Pierre - Nyholm)), #279.7]
- Letter from Milt Hoffman, the Take a Good Look show, American Broadcasting Company, to LP, RE: Details of LP’s upcoming appearance on the Take a Good Look show on January 26. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Organizational Correspondence) #9.5]
- Letter from Mrs. Linda Hopkins, Secretary to LP, to Dr. Ralph Simon, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, RE: “Seymour Jonathan Singer is a Professor of Chemistry in Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.” [Filed under LP Correspondence: (N: Organizational Correspondence. (National Institute of Health)), #285.3]
- Letter from Professor V. Chkhikvadze to AHP, RE: Chkhikvadze is very interested in AHP’s plans for the Conference in Oslo and would like to know the details. [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.001, Folder #1.1]
- Letter from Professor V. Chkhikvadze, International Institute for Peace, to LP, RE: Thanks LP for his letter, and would like to send warm wishes to AHP. Everyone is pleased that LP will come to Moscow and Vienna, and they will offer him their full hospitality. [Letter from LP to Dr. Chkhikvadze, December 28, 1960] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (I: Organizational Correspondence. (In-In)), #184.3]
- Letter from Syd Cassyd, to Mr. Frederick W. Gardner, The San Francisco Star. RE: Informs him that Verve Records is sending the mat to him. Repeats that this add is in place of the unsatisfactory one. Asks how many copies he is printing. [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1960) Box # 1960s2 Folder #1960s2.8]
- Note from George Mulholland to LP, RE: Mulholland is currently a senior at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and is considering majoring in science or engineering in college. He would like to know whether it is better to spend the whole four years at a technical institute or to spend the first two in a liberal arts school, if it is necessary to give up most social life to become a successful scientist, and what the greatest obstacle to becoming a scientist of note is. [Letter from LP to Mulholland, January 24, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Correspondence, 1959-1961), #258.3]
- Note from L. Krackenberger to LP, RE: She has believed in the supremacy of man, a belief that LP has shaken due to his talks on the H bomb. She has heard him many times in person and on TV, and is part of the group that doesn’t agree with him because his ideas take them away from their safe and comfortable lives. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5]
- Note from Lena Evans to LP RE: Evans says that LP’s check for $4400 arrived and Evans thanks LP. Evans hopes that LP and AHP will stop in but understands that they are both very busy and hopes that 1961 will be very good to LP and AHP. [Filed under LP Safe: Drawer #2, Folder #2.032]
- Receipt from First Western Bank to LP RE: “Receipt Portion.” For a deposit. $550.00. [Envelope 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Box #4.030, Folder #30.1]