Letter from Linus Pauling to H. C. Longuet-Higgins. Page 1. October 10, 1961
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Activity Listings

  • Article: “Our First Manual of Thermonuclear War,” Columbia University Press. [Filed under LP Peace: Materials re: Herman Kahn, 1960-1961: Box #6.011, Folder #11.5]
  • Letter from Charles R. Glenn to LP, RE: After trying to read and understand LP’s book The Nature of the Chemical Bond, Mr. Glenn is amazed by the mind LP must possess.  He presents his own thoughts on the functioning of the human mind. [Letter from LP to Mr. Glenn, October 18, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (G: Correspondence, 1957-1961), #141.5]
  • Letter from Dr. Achim von Borries to LP, RE: [In German] Von Borries confirms the delivery of LP’s manuscript and thanks LP greatly.  Von Borries is also enclosing a coy of the German translation of the manuscript so that LP may make any changes as needed. [Filed under LP Peace:  (Issues of International Diplomacy and Human Rights, Cu-Ir), Box #6.014, Folder #14.7]
  • Letter from Dr. Albert Porter, Division of Business, San Jose State College, to LP, RE: When Porter went back to type up his notes from LP’s talk at Los Gatos on October 8, he got confused between megatons, kilotons, etc.  He suggests that LP use the standard of the amount used in Hiroshima, and then speak of so many “Hiroshimas.”  It might help in convincing the public of the danger. [Letter from LP to Porter, October 19, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Correspondence, 1960-1963), #314.2]
  • Letter from Dr. Hyman Hartman, Department of Biochemistry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, to LP, RE: Dr. Hartman became excited about LP’s research after reading The Nature of the Chemical Bond.  He met LP on several occasions, but didn’t have much time to talk with him.  On one such occasion, LP mentioned that there was an opening in his lab.  Since that time, Dr. Hartman’s enthusiasm in LP’s research has grown due to the Anaesthesia article published in “Science”, and he writes now to see if there is still a place open in LP’s lab.  He describes his training and lists several references. [Letter from LP to Dr. Hartman, October 21, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
  • Letter from Erik Wensberg, Editor of Columbia University Forum to LP RE: Wensberg hopes that LP had a chance to read a critique of Kahn’s “On Thermonuclear War” in the Columbia University Forum.  The critique entitled “Our First Manual of Thermonuclear War” is enclosed for LP to review.  Wensberg is interested to hear if LP has any comments on this critique.  [Filed under LP Peace: Materials re: Herman Kahn, 1960-1961: Box #6.011, Folder #11.5]
  • Letter from Ernest Schwarz, to LP. RE: Written in German. [Filed under LP Correspondence (S: Correspondence, 1961): Box #381 Folder #381.2] 
  • Letter from Frank Kofsky, to LP. RE: Informs him officially of the details of the Peace Rally on October 21. Informs him that Rev. Stephen Fritchman of the First Unitarian Church will also speak. [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1961) Box #1961s3 Folder #1961s3.10]
  • Letter from G. Menzer to LP RE: Invites LP to attend and present a lecture at the Commemoration Meeting, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of x-ray diffraction in July 1962. [Filed under LP Correspondence, M: Correspondence 1962-1964 Box 259, Folder 259.1]
  • Letter from Margaret Olson to LP, RE: Asks LP for an explanation of the magnetic properties of liquid oxygen. [Letter from LP to Olson, October 19, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (O: Correspondence, 1937-1965), #300.23] 
  • Letter from Phil Kerby to LP RE: Sends some sample reprints and says that he hopes to get LP’s fallout shelter piece into the next issue. [Letter from LP to Phil Kerby September 26, 1961] [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: (Manuscripts and Typescripts of Articles by LP, 1961), Box #1961a2, Folder 1961a2.9] 
  • Letter from Professor Karol J. Mysels, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, to LP, RE: Asks LP to give a Research Conference at USC, since he hasn’t given one in four years.  They are always held on Fridays during the academic year, and December 1 and 8 and January 5 and 12 are open at this point. [Letter from LP to Mysels, October 17, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Correspondence, 1959-1961), #258.3]
  • Note from Dr. Max Kleiber to LP, RE: Sends a copy of his testimony at the Forum on Science and Human Values, which LP might be interested in.  He is happy to find other people who support understanding and reason. [Letter from LP to Kleiber, October 19, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5]