Letter from Linus Pauling to M. S. Arnoni. Page 1. September 27, 1961
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  • Letter from Alf Knag to LP, RE: Knag claims that LP reports estimates on the effects of nuclear fallout, but that he doesn’t tell the public how he arrives at these estimates, leading many to not take them seriously.  Suggests that LP publish his approach in every country so that more people will be aware of the dangers. [Letter from LP to Knag October 21, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5]
  • Letter from Helen Tucker to AHP, RE: Thanks AHP for her personal interest and deep concern for world peace which was conveyed in her message.  Encloses a brief of the weekend meetings. [Filed under AHP materials re: Women and Peace: (Correspondence, Assorted Materials re: Conference of Woman for International Cooperation Year, Montreal Canada, 1962), Box#4.004, Folder#4.3]        
  • Letter from J. P. Didier to LP RE: Requests a clipping of LP’s article about the human death toll from nuclear fallout. [Letter from LP to Didier, April 5, 1962] [Filed  under LP Publications: (Publications of LP, 1961), Box #1961p, Folder # 1961p.12]
  • Letter from Joan R. Harris, Secretary to LP, to Dr. Graham DuShane, Science. RE: Requests permission from Science to have addition copies of the article “A Molecular Theory of General Anesthesia” on behalf of LP. [Letter from DuShane September 29, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence (S: Organizational Correspondence): Box #374 Folder #374.6]
  • Letter from L. John Collins to LP, RE: Collins is enclosing a copy of the resolution passed at the conference if Christian Action.  [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.004, Folder #4.4]
  • Letter from LP to Academician M. B. Kellish. RE: Pleased to have received his invitation. Is unable to accept due to conflicting engagements. [Letter from Kellish September 4, 1961] [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1961) Box # 1961s3 Folder #1961s3.16]  
  • Letter from LP to David C. Elliot RE: Writes that he would like to continue with the Arms Control Seminar and explains what conferences he has been attending recently. Offers to report about the conferences. [Letter from Elliot to LP September 11, 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: (CIT: Materials re: Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1956-1964), Box #1.022, Folder #22.2] 
  • Letter from LP to David P. Schumacher, Tufts University. RE: Gives him a preliminary report on the application for post-doctoral fellowship. Has found that it is unlikely that he would be offered an appointment in research on metals and alloys. Asks if he is interested in experimental work with x-ray diffraction. [Letter from Schumacher October 1, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence (S: Correspondence, 1961): Box #381 Folder #381.2] 
  • Letter from LP to Dr. B. Erussalimsky, Institute for High Molecular Compounds, RE: LP is grateful for the letter and the snapshots.  He and AHP hope that they can visit again sometime.  LP sends a copy of his latest paper, on a theory of general anesthesia. [Note from Erussalimsky to LP August 27, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Correspondence, 1960-1969), #113.2]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Clifford Bell, Department of Mathematics, University Extension, University of California, RE: LP has conflicting engagements, and can therefore not participate in the lecture series. [Letter from Bell to LP September 19, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #76.1] 
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Fred Vaslow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, RE: LP is pleased to have received the letter and the manuscript, and looks forward to the publication of the paper.  He has been working on the same problem on and off, but from a different approach.  [Letter from Noyes to LP September 11, 1961] [Letter from Vaslow to LP December 8, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (J: Organizational Correspondence. (Jo-Jo)), #191.11]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. I.S. Edelman, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California School of Medicine, RE: LP received a copy of a manuscript by Fred Vaslow on properties of solutions of electrolytes.  His method is quite different from LP and Dr. Edelman’s, and LP believes that they should continue their work on the subject.  LP would also like advise on transferring to the University of California Medical School in San Francisco.  He likes the idea, but would like to know if there is anything at the school that he should know about. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Correspondence, 1960-1969), #113.2]
  • Letter from LP to Mrs. William H. Short RE: LP thanks Short for her letter and is sending her a copy of a press release LP is issuing.  LP is pleased that her protest of the ointment company led to their cancelling of the misleading advertisement. [Letters from Short to LP August 17, 1961, October 17, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: Materials re: Fallout and Radiation Shelters, and Civil Defense, 1954-1961: Box #7.007, Folder #7.22]
  • Letter from LP to Norman Cousins, Editor, Saturday Review RE: LP feels that Mr. Cousins missed the point in his last letter.  Details how he has been trying to fight the McCarthyist character of the National SANE since its July 29th statement. [Letter from Cousins to LP September 6, 1961, October 2, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Individual Correspondence. (Corns-Cushing)), #68.6]
  • Letter from LP to Norman Cousins, Editor, Saturday Review RE: LP meant that Mr. Cousins’ reply wasn’t satisfactory, not that he didn’t send one at all.  He wanted to know the basis for Mr. Cousins’ statement that LP is being used by the Communists. [Letters from Cousins to LP September 6, 1961, October 2, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Individual Correspondence. (Corns-Cushing)), #68.6]
  • Letter from LP to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Family Correspondence: Peter Jeffress Pauling, 1960-1974), Box #5.044, Folder #44.2] 
    26 September 1961

    Dear Peter,

    Mama and I got home safely. You probably saw that Feynman and his wife were with us on the plane. Mr. Gonzales and his wife met us and took us home, and we took the Feynmans along and delivered them to their house in Altadena. Feynman is going to give the lectures in freshman physics this year.

    Then the next day Linda and her family arrived, after having seen you in London. They went to see Mr. Kamb yesterday and also saw Bobo and her family, who have all come to California.

    I forgot to tell you on our last day that the night before, at Isola Bella, a man named Carlo gave me his card with best regards to you written on it.

    On Saturday Mama had 100 guests to breakfast and then caught the one o'clock plane to San Francisco - I took her to the airport. She gave a lecture that afternoon, at four o'clock, and another one the next morning, at the Unitarian Church (the Unitarian Forum, 10:00 to 11:00, just before the service). Then she came back in the afternoon. Jeff and I arrived at the airport an hour early, because the clock in the lab had not been set back an hour, and I forgot that the time change had been made.

    Please send me the corrected angles for garnet and also the angles for hematite, when you have them calculated, and also the figures. I doubt, however, that I can get to work on the paper until we get back from our November trip to the eastern United States. Nevertheless there is a possibility that I could work it in sometime in October.

    It was a lot of fun to be with you.

    Much love from

    [Linus Pauling]

  • Letter from LP to Phil Kerby RE: Asks for reprints of his Frontier article. [Letter from Kerby to LP October 13, 1961] [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: (Manuscripts and Typescripts of Articles by LP, 1961), Box #1961a2, Folder 1961a2.9] 
  • Letter from LP to Professor Falguni Basu, Regional College of Engineering, RE: The subject matter of Professor Basu’s paper is too far removed from LP’s recent work, and he can therefore not make a significant comment on it. [Letter from Basu to LP September 15, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1958-1961), #39.4] 
  • Letter from LP to Professor Philip F. Low, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, RE: LP is working on a textbook revision right now, but he looks forward to getting back to work on aqueous systems and to studying Low’s work at that time. [Letter from Low to LP September 18, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (L: Correspondence, 1961-1963), #232.1]
  • Letter from LP to T. S. Chapman, RE: LP looks forward to meeting Mr. Chapman’s son, but he does not generally give the freshman lectures anymore. [Letter from Chapman to LP September 6, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #76.1] 
  • Letter from Mrs. Marion Poms, Secretary to Dr. Gajdusek, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, to LP, RE: Sends the four recently published reports in the Studies on Kuru series, as well as those just presented by Dr. Gajdusek at the Pacific Science Congress meetings in Honolulu this month.  He is currently in Guam but will be in New Guinea within the week; any correspondence to him can be sent to the office. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (G: Individual Correspondence. (Gajdusek-Goodell)), #136.1]
  • Letter from Nevenka M. Rumen, Department of Biophysics at the John Hopkins University, to LP RE: Discusses the work he has done in biophysics and tells LP that he would like to come work in his laboratory. [Filed under LP Correspondence (R: Correspondence, 1960-1963), #342.2] 
  • Letter from Richard H. Sullivan, President of Reed College, to LP RE: Informs LP that the Ford Foundation made a $1,400,000 grant to Reed College, which is the first step towards their $20,000,000 advancement program goal. [Letter from LP to Sullivan October 10, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence (R: Organizational Correspondence, Ra-Ro), #339.4]
  • Letter from Stanley Schaefer to LP RE: Schaefer says that LP and AHP’s travels, as well as their personalities and their fresh exposition of the science of chemistry,  have really helped the sales of LP’s General Chemistry and College Chemistry. Schaefer says that the books are the most widely known and most widely used in the world. [Filed under LP Safe: Drawer 2, Folder 2.009]
  • Letter from Stanley Schaefer, W.H. Freeman and Company, to LP, RE: Acknowledges that LP and AHP in their travels have helped significantly the sales of LP's books, General Chemistry and College Chemistry. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1960-1992, No Date), #440.2]
  • Manuscript Notes: LP’s notes on President Kennedy’s speech at the United Nations. [Filed under LP Peace: Pauling Peace Research Notes: Box #6.012, Folder #12.3]  
  • Memorandum, “Action and Info Memo #8,” The Conference of Greater New York Peace Groups. [Filed under LP Peace: (SANE, 1958-1966, 1982), Box #4.003, Folder #3.4] 
  • Note from Leoure Peters Job to AHP, RE: Reflects on AHP’s speech and the discussion held at the Unitarian Church.  Provides for the constructive criticism that AHP encouraged, and notes that one man was disappointed that the question about the subject of Russian bomb testing went unaddressed.  Job states that she found the weekend spent with AHP to be exhilarating and uplifting.  [Filed under AHP materials re: Peace and Women: (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: 1959-1981), Box#4.001, Folder#1.1]
  • Note from Mrs. Ethel James to LP RE: Mrs. James has a condition where fluid collects in the corners of her eyes.  She asks if LP knows of anyone who is familiar with a condition such as this, since it is supposedly rare. [Letter from LP to James October 4, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (J: Correspondence, 1933-1934, 1936-1964), #192.27]
  • Note from Syd Cassyd to Joan Harris, RE: “This is the man I talked to you about.” [Letter from Keansley to Cassyd September 18, 1961] [Memo from Harris to Cassyd October 3, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5] 
  • Press conference statement. RE: Announces that LP will hold a press conference on September 29th at the Biltmore Hotel. [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1961) Box # 1961s3 Folder #1961s3.4]