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Letter from Linus Pauling to Ava Helen Pauling. April 12, 1945.
Writing from a train travelling across the country, Pauling writes of a rumor circulating
that Franklin Delano Roosevelt died earlier in the day. He briefly discusses the
consequences of the president's death, including the promotion of Harry S. Truman.
He also describes an "amusing experience" regarding reserved rooms at a hotel in which
Pauling was required to lodge with five other people in order to accommodate his fellow
Creator: Linus Pauling
Recipient: Ava Helen Pauling
Associated: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dan Campbell, Robert Corey, Harry Truman, Vannevar Bush, Sterling
B. Hendricks, Edward A. Doisy
Date: April 12, 1945
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