Letter from Linus Pauling to Mrs. Eric de Bisschof. Page 1. May 28, 1962
Letter from Linus Pauling to Mrs. Eric de Bisschof. May 28, 1962. Page 1  Larger Images / More Information. 1 p.  View Transcript

Activity Listings

  • Check from LP to Miracle Offset for $6.19. [Filed under LP Biographical: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks: First Western Bank, January 1962-December 1962: Box # 4.027 Folder #27.1] also [Filed under LP Biographical: Check Registers, 1961-1963: Box #4.077 Folder #77.1] 
  • Letter from C. C. Wang to LP RE: Thanks LP for his letter. Discusses a discrepancy he has found related to bond radius of the compound BN. [Letter from LP to Wang May 15, 1962] [Letter from LP to Wang June 5, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, W: Individual Correspondence, 1960-1962 Box 445 Folder 445.3] 
  • Letter from Cushing Strout to Wendell Phillips Academic Freedom Committee RE: Discusses his views on the Phillips case. Says that he cannot join with the committee on the refusal-to-inform basis and that he thinks the real point in the case is the irrelevance of Phillips’ political associations to his role as teacher. Handwritten note at top, “Here’s a copy of a letter I sent regarding Phillips. Cushing.” [Filed under LP Correspondence, P: Correspondence, 1960-1963 314, Folder 314.3]  
  • Letter from Frank Zander to LP RE: Discusses evidence he has seen and experienced of organized crime, communism, extortion, and civil rights abuses. The letter is supposed to be a petition that Zander asks LP to send the petition to the President or Attorney General. [Filed under LP Correspondence, Z: Correspondence, 1940-1980 Box 468, Folder 468.18] 
  • Letter from George W. Corner to LP RE: Informs LP that he is sending the tapes of the Saturday morning, April 28, session. [Letter from LP to Corner May 23, 1962, Letter from LP to Corner June 4, 1962] [Filed under LP Science: (American Philosophical Society, 1936-1963, 1989, 1991), Box #14.011, Folder #11.2] 
  • Letter from LP to Alois Stoff  RE: Says he is grateful for all the newspaper clippings and letters Stoff has sent him about the fight that the Kriegsdienstgegner has been making against war. Asks if Stoff could help Martin Hall during Hall’s visit to Germany. Discusses Hall’s background and interests for his trip. [Filed under LP Correspondence, S: Individual Correspondence (Stern - Stoff) Box 368 Folder 368.8]
  • Letter from LP to Clark Santini RE: Declines the invitation to speak at the University of Nevada due to his many commitments. [Letter from Santini to LP May 24, 1962] [Letter from Santini to LP June 5, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, U:  Correspondence 1936-1970 Box 421, Folder 421.20]
  • Letter from LP to Constance de Bisschof. [Letter from de Bisschof to LP June 25, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, D: Correspondence 1960-1966 Box 99, Folder 99.3] 
    28 May 1962

    Dear Mrs. Bisschof:

    I hope that it will be possible to stop the proposed explosion in the Van Allen belt, but I am not sure that it can be stopped. I doubt that it will lead to a catastrophe, in the sense of killing people; but it may be a scientific catastrophe.

    I did not read the article about Mr. William Ogle. I am not so much worried about his being drunk on beer as drunk with power.

    I am sending you some printed matter under separate cover.

    Thanks for writing to me.

    Sincerely yours,

    [Linus Pauling]

  • Letter from LP to DR. M. H. Panckhurst RE: Tells Panckhurst that he was interested by his paper on the electronic structures of stereochemistry of NO2++, NO2, and NO2. Says that he feels Panckhurst ignored LP’s discussions in The Nature of the Chemical Bond and unjustified in some of his arguments. [Letter from Panckhurst to LP June 7, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, P: Correspondence, 1960-1963 314, Folder 314.3]
  • Letter from LP to Don Ridgeway RE: Returns Ridgeway’s two manuscripts with only grammatical corrections and would be glad to submit the papers to the National Academy of Sciences for publication. States it would be fine to have Ridgeway come to Caltech during the summer. [Letter from Ridgeway to LP April 26, 1962, Letter from Ridgeway to LP June 21, 1962] [Filed under LP Science: (National Academy of Sciences, 1955-1969), Box #14.021, Folder #21.4]
  • Letter from LP to F. M. Cerveny RE: Thanks him for the letter and enclosed materials. [Letter from Cerveny to LP May 24, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, C: Individual Correspondence, 1961-1962 Box 76 Folder 76.2] 
  • Letter from LP to G. W. Brady RE: Says that he will not be able to fit in a visit to Bell Telephone Laboratories in the coming year. [Letter from Brady to LP May 22, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, B: Individual Correspondence, 1962-1964 Box 40 Folder 40.1] 
  • Letter from LP to Harold A. York, Principal, Washington High School RE: Happily accepts the honorary diploma, but regrets that he cannot be present at the commencement exercises. [Letter from York to LP May 17, 1962] [Filed under LP Awards & Honors: Box #1961h-1963h, Folder #1962h.2]
  • Letter from LP to Janet Gray Hayes RE: Thanks her for the letter, clipping, and reminder about the check. Says that he deposited a week or two ago. [Letter from Hayes to LP May 14, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, H: Correspondence, 1961-1962 Box 168 Folder 168.2] 
  • Letter from LP to Jerry Ross, Editor, The Washingtonian RE: Sends the photograph of him examining his honorary high school diploma in his laboratory at CIT. Includes a short personal statement. [Letter from Ross to LP May 25, 1962] [Filed under LP Awards & Honors: Box #1961h-1963h, Folder #1962h.2]
  • Letter from LP to Martin Niemoller RE: Asks if Niemoller could visit with Martin Hall some time in the second half of August 1962 to discuss peace and disarmament. [Filed under LP Correspondence, S: Individual Correspondence (Stern - Stoff) Box 368 Folder 368.8]  
  • Letter from LP to N. K. Fields RE: Says that he was pleased to read Fields’ letter and thanks him for his offer to help. Tells Fields that he has a hard time getting things done because he has not found a way of getting other people to help him. [Letter from Fields to LP October 6, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence, F: Correspondence, 1957 - 1966 Box 129, Folder 129.6]
  • Letter from May Bonnell to LP RE: Acknowledges LP’s letter to the government recommending Hugh Anderson as Assistant Chief of the Division of Fair Employment Practices. [Letter from LP to Brown May 24, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence, B: Individual Correspondence (Bronowski - Bryant) Box 32, Folder 32.2] 
  • Letter from N. Le-Quang to LP, RE: Le-Quang is enclosing his response to the open letter to President Kennedy published by the New York times recently.  In his letter he expresses his point of view on the situation in Vietnam.   [Filed under LP Peace: (Assorted Vietnam Peace Research and Activism Materials, 1962-1972), Box #6.006, Folder #6.1]               
  • Letter from Wolfgang Bartels to LP, RE:  [In German] Bartels plans to work with Ms. Waerland, a well known Swedish philanthropist, on an appeal to President Kennedy for damages resulting from radioactivity caused by nuclear bombs.  [Filed under LP Peace: (Assorted Peace Appeals, 1940-1970), Box #6.007, Folder #7.17]  
  • Newspaper clipping: “Gedankenfreiheit für grosse Geister” Schweitzer Illustriere Zeitung. [Filed under LP Biographical: Scrapbooks: Box #6.008 Folder #8.282]
  • Research Notebook of LP RE: Structure of Drickamer's carbon, p. 65. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: 24R] 
  • Telegram from LP to Gandhi Peace Foundation, RE: LP regrets that conflicts prevent him from attending the Anti-Nuclear Arms Convention in New Delhi.  [Foundation’s telegram May 17, 1962] [Filed under LP Peace: (Assorted Peace Groups, Fe-Me), Box #4.012, Folder #12.4]