Letter from Linus Pauling to Harry P. Davis. Page 1. November 25, 1941
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Activity Listings

  • Letter from George W. Bailey, Special Assistant to Dr. J.B. Conant, Chairman of the NDRC to Wendell Zimmerman, cc: LP RE: Replies to his letter to Dr. Conant stating certain experiments on fission explosives, regrets that there are not sufficient details to enable them to grasp their importance. Mentions that they have written to LP as Zimmerman referenced him in his letter. Explain that they need more information on his background and the approval of the Army and the Navy before they can discuss anything with him. Attached to letter from Conant's secretary to LP, also both handwritten and typed notes from conference with Zimmerman. [Letter from Jenkins to LP, December 2, 1941] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 468.2]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Edwin J. Cohn, Harvard Medical School. RE: Were pleased to receive the bovine gamma globulin. [Filed under LP Science: Scientific War Work - Materials re: Oxypolygelatin, 1941-1945, 1951-1952, 1972,1974: Box #13.004 Folder #4.1]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. J.B. Conant, NDRC RE: Replies to Conant's telegram, mentions enclosed copy of telegram he sent that morning, summarizes what he knows of Zimmerman and his research, and explains that he feels Zimmerman has not produced satisfactory evidence to make his discovery worth anything. Also comments on symptoms of emotional instability in Zimmerman, mentions possible other sources of information. Attached: Copy of sent telegram, reads, “Have already investigated Wendell Zimmerman. Consider him unreliable and recommend no further investigation of experiments.” [Telegram from Conant to LP November 27, 1941] [Filed under LP Correspondence: 468.2]
  • Letter from LP to Mr. E. C. Schroedel, Manager, Institutional Dept., International Business Machines Corp., RE: Responds to the September 17, 1941 letter to Mr. Shaffer. Describes the report they have prepared on the use of Electric Account Machines on molecular structure. States the delay of the report is due to time needed to try new applications of the machines. [Letters from Irvin Stewart to LP November 5, 1941, January 6, 1942] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #368.6]
  • Letter from LP to Pvt. Raymond H. Gold RE: Regrets that he has no information about the gas mentioned in Gold's letter. [Letter from Gold to LP November 23, 1941] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #140.6, file:(G: Correspondence, 1941)]
  • Record of LP's diet while ill with nephritis. Breakfast: 1 pear, 2 p toast, 1/3 c cream / Lunch: 1 c corn chowder, 1 p gingerbread, 1/6 c broccoli / Supper: 1 c milk, ½ c spinach, 3/4 c rice, 1 p cheese, 1 p lemon pie [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #3.1, file:(Record of LP's diet while ill with nephritis kept by Ava Helen Pauling, 1941-1942.)]