"[Simon's] family is in Berlin now. He is worried about anti-Semitism. He is a Jew,
and so is his wife (and the children). We talked about Jews a while. He said Euken
was brought to Gottingen instead of Stern because there are so many Jews there already
(Franck, Born, Conant, Goldschmidt) and they thought it better not to have another."
Linus Pauling. Letter to Ava Helen Pauling. May 9, 1932.
"Have most promising method determination partial pressure oxygen. Best available
post-doctorate assistant offered job elsewhere. May I hold him. Please telegram
Linus Pauling. Telegram to James Conant. October 8, 1940.
"I have burned the carbon paper, faulty mimeograph sheets, and original manuscript
of the report. I trust that you will find the report satisfactory."
Linus Pauling. Letter to James B. Conant. May 13, 1941.
"Our work on the apparatus continues to give satisfactory results. The only feature
of it which has disappointed me somewhat is that our progress has been somewhat slower
than I had expected."
Linus Pauling. Letter to James Conant. May 13, 1941.
"Our Section L-1 on Aerosols has been set up to handle problems dealing with both
offense and defense against toxic smokes. In connection with that program they have
naturally run into the old problem of measurement of particle size and particle-size
distribution, and have employed two or three of the more promising optical and microscope
techniques in this connection... I wonder if you would give some though to possible
new methods of attacking this problem..."
James B. Conant. Letter to Linus Pauling. June 13, 1941.
"Confirming Dr. Conant’s recent telephone conversation with you, I am pleased to appoint
you Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Internal Ballistics as related to Hyper-Velocity
Vannevar Bush. Letter to Linus Pauling. August 11, 1942.