- Letter from Bertrand Russell to LP, RE: Russell thanks LP for his letter concerning Dr. Ziferstein, whom he would be pleased to meet. He says that as he is rarely in London, Dr. Ziferstein would have to visit him in North Wales, which he hopes will be possible. [Filed under: LP Safe Contents, Drawer 2, Folder 2.002]
- Letter from Francis Hoague, MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless, Attorneys at Law, to Dr. Paul Doty, Harvard University, RE: Discusses Doty’s action as a character witness for LP and the date at which the trial might be held. [Letter from LP to Hoague, April 9, 1963] [Filed under LP Biographical: Legal: Pauling v. News Syndicate Co., Inc., 1961-1966, 1971: Box #3.020, Folder # 20.2]
- Letter from Friedrich G. Helfferich to LP RE: Inquires about LP’s ideas for the production of the next edition of the German translation of LP’s General Chemistry. Inquires whether LP is aware of any tenure positions that he may apply for. [Letter from LP to Helfferich May 2, 1963] [Filed under LP Books: 1953b.2]
- Letter from Gus to LP RE: Questions LP on his research about first and second row diatomic molecules. Has attached data that he has collected on the matter. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Gustav Albrecht), #4.1 and LP Science: (Notes and Data by LP re: Chemical Bonds, 1956-1980), Box #3.006, Folder #6.8]
- Letter from John Fischer, Harper’s Magazine, to LP RE: Responds to LP’s comment about the political spectrum in the U.S. Says he has received three letters from Bertrand Russell which plans to publish. [Letters from LP to Fischer April 10, 1963, April 26, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Harper’s) #164.1]
- Letter from L.M. Epstein, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, to LP RE: Thanks LP for his courtesy during his visit during which they discussed the application of the Mössbauer Effect to the study of chemical bonding. Encloses his early survey paper. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Correspondence), #113.4]
- Letter from LP to Alain Aubert RE: Discusses LP’s inability to contact Professor Storer about Aubert due to LP’s inexperience in the field of biology. [Note from Aubert to LP February 9, 1963] [Filed under LP Biographical: Materials re: post-Doctoral Fellowships, C.I.T., 1936-1964: Box #1.017, Folder #17.3]
- Letter from LP to C.V.V.S.N.K. Santaram, Senior Research Fellow, C.S.I.R. RE: Explains that LP was unable to respond to Santaram’s previous letter due to “circumstances.” Also explains that he cannot offer Santaram a postdoctoral fellowship due to LP’s focus on chemistry in medicine. [Handwritten note from Santaram to LP January 6, 1963] [Filed under LP Biographical: Materials re: post-Doctoral Fellowships, C.I.T., 1936-1964: Box #1.017, Folder #17.3]
- Letter from LP to Chester Carlson RE: Describes his recent lectures, AHP’s illness, and his work on preparing a third edition to College Chemistry. [Letter from Carlson to LP December 27, 1962] [Filed under LP Correspondence: C: Individual Correspondence (Caen - Cassyd) Box 57, Folder 57.11]
- Letter from LP to Dick Southon RE: Responds to Southon’s paper and quote that was sent to LP. [Letter from Disk Southon to LP January 19, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1962-1963), #382.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Joseph Winkler RE: LP reacts to Winkler’s comments about the A bomb testing and scientists playing politics. [Letter, from Winkler to LP January 7, 1963, April 22, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence (W: Correspondence, 1963-1965) #446.1]
- Letter from LP to Frances Mathews, RE: LP thanks Mathews for her letter and thinks that the statement about the American Humanist Association is a very interesting one. LP agrees with Mathews that the Humanists should be more effective than they are presently. [Mathews’ letter December 30, 1962] [Filed under LP Peace: (Assorted Peace Groups, Am), Box #4.009, Folder #9.5]
- Letter from LP to Hazel Nichols RE: Informs that he is not an authority in the field of smog problems. Feels that it would be extremely expensive to move the air mass of the whole Los Angles Area. [Letter from Nichols to LP January 4, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (N: Correspondence, 1963), #288.7]
- Letter from LP to Mike Prim RE: Informs that he does not have anything to do with admissions at the California Institute for Technology. Informs that his acceptance will be based on his academic school record, recommendations, and possibly an interview. [Letter from Prim to LP January 10, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Correspondence, 1963), #314.4]
- Letter from LP to Mildred Nimitz RE: Informs that her letter has been a source of encouragement to him. Sends her some of his other writing material. [Note from Nimitiz to LP January 1, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (N:Correspondence, 1963), #288.7]
- Letter from LP to Professor David Shoemaker, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Letter from Shoemaker to LP April 23, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: S: Individual Correspondence (Shaw-Shriver): Box #363 Folder #363.3]
17 April 1963
Professor David P. Shoemaker
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I have been reading a book in which Dr. L. Ron Hubbard says that he and Coast Guard Lt. Commander Johnny Arwine came to the California Institute of Technology at the end of World War II, got the atomic physicists together in a meeting with Hubbard in the chair and Arwine as the speaker. The statements in this hook are so surprising that I have decided to check up on them.
I remember a meeting at which the Pasadena Federation of Atomic Scientists was set up — the meeting was held in the Gates lecture room. I believe that you were an officer of the Pasadena Federation.
Could you write me, telling me what you remember about this meeting and about the Pasadena Federation, and also telling me whether you know Dr. L. Ron Hubbard or John Arwine, or anything about the meeting that he refers to in the book (Dr. Hubbard)?
While you are at it, would you check the Registrar's Office at MIT to see whether either L. Ron Hubbard or John Arwine ever was a student there?
- Letter from LP to Professor Oldrich Houdek RE: Says he has sent a copy of The Nature of the Chemical Bond to Professor Heyrovsky. [Letter from Houdek to LP January 1, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence:(H: Correspondence, 1963) #169.1]
- Letter from LP to Professor Reuben Wood, George Washington University, RE: LP inquires about a meeting held about nuclear weapons at CIT. He also asks about a man named L. Ron Hubbard. [Letter from Wood to LP April 22, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Individual Correspondence (Williams, J. W. -Wyman) #438.7]
- Letter from LP to Professor Ruben Wood, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University, RE: LP is reading a book in which Dr. L. Ron Hubbard says that he and Johnny Arwine came to Cal Tech at the end of World War II and hosted a meeting of atomic physicists. LP finds this surprising and asks Wood if he knows Hubbard because Hubbard claims his first class in nuclear physics was taught at George Washington University. LP asks Wood to check with the University Registrar to see if either of these men were ever students there. [Letter from Wood to LP April 22, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: S: Individual Correspondence (Shaw-Shriver): Box #363 Folder #363.3]
- Letter from LP to Robert Crossley, Editor Popular Science, RE: LP has read the proposal entitled “Project Sanctuary.” LP is opposed to the proposal and instead advocates effort to prevent this sort of catastrophe. [Letter from Crossley to LP March 19, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: P: Correspondence, 1960-1963: Box #314 Folder #314.4]
- Letter from Linda Hopkins, Secretary to LP, to Dr. E. Bolotova, Scientific Editor of the Journal of the Mendeleev all-Union Chemical Society RE: Since they cannot return the original manuscript, Hopkins asks if they can send a copy or send the manuscript so they can copy and return it. [Letter from Bolotova to LP December 26, 1962][Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: (Manuscripts and Typescripts of Articles by LP, 1961), Box #1961a3, Folder #1961a3.1]
- Letter from Linda Hopkins, Secretary to LP, to Victor Reynolds, Cornell University Press, RE: Requests on LP’s behalf that a copy of the third edition of The Nature of the Chemical Bond be sent to Professor J. Heyrovsky. [Letter from Starr to Hopkins April 22, 1963] [Filed under LP Books: 1960b5.6]
- Letter from Linda Hopkins, Secretary to LP, to William F. Sheehan RE: Sends photographic prints of the requested figures. Written in pencil in the top right hand corner is “Request to reprint.” [Letter from William F. Sheehan to LP and Professor R.B. Corey March 28, 196363 and letter from William F. Sheehan to Linda Hopkins April 20, 1963] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S:Correspondence, 1962-1963), #382.2]