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  • LP receives pamphlet entitled "Academic Freedom at U.S.C.: the Case of Janet Stevenson." Discusses the dismissal of a drama instructor for refusing to answer questions about her political opinions regarding the Communist party.
  • Photo: Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius, Ava Helen Pauling, and Arne Westgren sitting at a dinner table. Stockholm, Sweden. "Left Tiselius [?], Middle Ava Helen Pauling, Right Westgren" "Stockholm 1953" Photographer: Dagens Bild. Black and white print. August [?] 1953. [Filed under LP Photographs: 1953i.22]
  • Photo: Linus Pauling on a crowded boat. Sweden. "Near Stockholm - perhaps" "Near Yetterby - August 1953" Photographer unknown. Black and white print. 1953. [Filed under LP Photographs: 1953i.6]
  • Photo: Out-of-focus close-up of Linus Pauling. Copenhagen, Denmark. "Copenhagen August 1953" Photographer unknown. Black and white print. [Filed under LP Photographs: 1953i.20]
  • Reprint of article "Studies on Abnormal Hemoglobins. VII. The Composition of the Non-S Hemoglobin Fraction in Sickle-Cell Anemia Bloods. A comparative Quantitative Study by the Methods of Electrophoresis and Alkali Denaturation," from The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine. [Filed under LP Science: Box 6.009, Folder 9.2]
  • Research Notes by LP RE: "Marsh's Set of Parameters Collagen- 10, 10, a III B. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: Box 28 R]
  • Round glass block: bearing the inscription "Ubsaliensis s Academiae," Uppsala University. 1953- also pamphlet on the University [Poss9ibly from his visit from -7, Augu] [Filed under LP Awards: 1953h.3]

August 1  (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Chemical Biology at the California Institute of Technology: A Statement Submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation in Support of an Application for Continued Financial Support is released, written by both LP and Dr. George Beadle. The report summarizes both past, current, and future biochemical work at Caltech. [Filed under B: Correspondence 1953, Box #37, Folder #20]
  • LP writes cheque to: Peter J. Pauling amount: $125.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #1]

August 3  (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Letter from W.L. Bragg to LP. [Filed under LP Safe: Box 2.038, Folder 38.3]

August 4  (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Letter from A. H. Walter to R. B. Gilmore, cc: LP RE: Submits the final notification for Amendment 7 to Contract N6onr-24432 between Caltech and the ONR. [Filed under LP Science: Box 14.032, Folder 32.2]
  • Letter from Edmund Field to LP RE: writes that he has not received an answer from LP in response to his invitation to speak to the Chicago Section of the ACS during the coming year. It is important that he hear from LP by mid-August. [Letter from Mr. Field to LP June 26, 1953, letter of response from LP to Mr. Field September 2, 1953] [Filed under F: Correspondence 1953, Box #128, Folder #18]

August 5  (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • LP and AHP check out of the Strandvagshotellet Hotel in Strandvagen, Sweden. [Peter Pauling is accompanying]. [Receipt, check-in July 28, 1953].
  • Letter from Lawrence A. Schmid to LP RE: sends a copy of his thesis entitled "Calculation of the Cohesive Energy of Diamond." Thinks that they might be interested in his work. [Letter of response from LP to Dr. Schmid] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #379, Folder #1].
  • Letter from U.P. Basu, Indian Science Congress Association to LP RE: request for LP to send copies of lectures he plans to give while in India. [Reply from LP's secretary to Basu December 21, 1953].

August 6  (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • LP Biographical: Business and Financial. RE: Statement from Robert Dawson Insurance Agency showing homeowners insurance information for LP's property in Pasadena, California. The house was insured for $30,000 as well as $10,000 for furniture and personal property. [Filed under LP Biographical, Box 4.040, Folder 40.2]
  • Letter from Bowen C. Dees of the National Science Foundation to LP RE: asks LP to fill out paperwork for six fellows currently studying under him at Caltech. [Filed under LP Science: 14.029, Folder 29.2]

August 7  (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • AHP writes cheque to: Linda Pauling amount: $30.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #1]
  • LP and AHP leave Sweden and travel to Denmark.
  • Letter from Francis Gray, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital, to LP RE: Notifies LP that the official report of the Scientific Advisory Committee was read at the latest Board of Trustees meeting and that everyone was very interested in his recommendations. Thanks LP for all his trouble. [Filed under LP Science: Box 15.008, Folder 8.5]

August 8  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Hotel reservation: Horsholm Hotel, Denmark [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.001, Folder 1.11]

August 9  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Itinerary: Copenhagen, Denmark c/o R.W. Asmussen, Kemisk Laboratorium B [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.001, Folder 1.11]
  • Restaurant bill: Glacis Restaurant, Osterbrogade [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.001, Folder 1.11]

August 10  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Speech by LP on The Electroneutrality Principle in Relation to the Structure of Complexes, Symposium on Coordination Chemistry, Danish Chemical Society, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen. [Filed under LP Speeches: 1953s.13]

August 11  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Letter from D. G. Nicholson of Fisher Scientific Company to LP RE: requests LP's opinion on calculating values intended to be used in the fabrication of the Fisher-Hirschfelder-Taylor atom model of Tenite plastic. [Letter of response from LP to Dr. Nicholson September 12, 1953] [Filed under N: Correspondence 1953, Box #287, Folder #20]
  • Letter from David F. Waugh to LP RE: sends reprints covering some of the work he has been doing during the last two years. Goes on to discuss at length his work with fibril formation. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #444, File #1].
  • Letter from Dr. F. N. van Niekerk of the National Physical Lab. To Dr. Corey RE: sends LP two reprints on the structures of cupric and chromous acetate. Requests LP's comments on them. [Letter of response from LP to Dr. van Niekerk]. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #427, Folder #13]
  • Letter from Frederick D. Rossini to LP RE: requests a transcript of Mr. Robert Paul Smith's Caltech record and a statement regarding him from LP as he is applying for admission to graduate study in the department of chemistry at Carnegie Institute of technology. [Letter of response from LP to Dr. Frederick D. Rossini August 17, 1953].

August 13  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Letter from Dr. Edward N. Wise of U. of Arizona to LP RE: requests that LP help them obtain status and membership with a local section of the American Chemical Society, by favoring them with a talk on a subject of his own choice. Also requests LP help them obtain additional speakers. [Letter of response from LP to Dr. Wise September 12, 1953] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #444, File #1].
  • Letter from Mr. W. Hume-Rothery to LP RE: writes a review of LP's work on atomic radii, thus noting a few points in response to LP's paper in the 1947 Journal of the American Chemical Society. Also requests that LP read his manuscript in September so as to proof it. Requests reprints of LP's paper as well. [Letter of response from LP to Mr. Hume-Rothery September 12, 1953].
  • Program, Danish Chemical Society “Symposium on Co-ordination Chemistry August 9-13, 1953.” [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by Linus Pauling, 1953), Box 1953s, Folder 1953s.13]

August 14  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Letter from Dr. Jaeger to LP RE: [Letter in German] [Note in pen in upper left: "Eddie-What is your opinion? LP"] [letter of response from LP to Dr. Jaeger October 9, 1953, related memo from "Eddie" to LP October 1, 1953] [Filed under J: Correspondence 1953, Box #192, Folder #19]

August 17  (Germany)

August 18  (Germany)
  • Letter from Detlev W. Bronk, president of National Academy of Sciences to LP RE: indicates that the group is concerned with the long-range implications of current trends in the patterns of support of scientific activity. Requests that LP read the enclosed draft of the results of a survey by a Mr. Campbell, and comment on them so that the Academy Research Council may proceed in its action. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #31, Folder #12].

August 19  (Villa Sachsen, Bingen City, Germany)
  • Letter from J.H. Sturdivant to LP RE: Details financing concerns of the new Biology wing. To the objection of most biology and chemistry faculty, a 4-floor design is now being considered as opposed to the preferred 5-story design. Also, budget concerns may limit the furnishing of the building. [Filed under: LP Biographical, Box 1.024, Folder 24.5]

August 20  (Villa Sachsen, Bingen City, Germany)

August 21  (Malente, Germany)

August 23  (Malente, Germany)
  • Information Bulletin from the Federation of American Scientists titled "Astin Affair Resolved." [Filed under LP Science: Box 14.023, Folder 23.4]

August 24  (Malente, Germany)
  • LP writes notes on Dipole moments of alkyl halides. Attempts to calculate them using various methods without success. [Note: written when LP was in Malente]. [Filed under LP Science: Box 3.005, Folder 5.42]

August 26  (Malente, Germany)
  • Letter from Mr. Yasumasa Hayakawa to Miss Jeanne Auge, Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies, Caltech RE: thanks Miss Auge for her prompt response to his enquiry about applying to graduate school at Caltech. Has a few more questions about when he should apply. [related memo from Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies July 28, 1953, related letter of response from LP to Mr. Hayakawa September 8, 1953, related memo from Francis H. to Beatrice Wulf September 3, 1953] [Filed under H: Correspondence 1953, Box #166, Folder #4]

August 28  (Malente, Germany)
  • Letter from William L. Webb of Standard Oil Co. to LP RE: Inquires about whether it is worthwhile for them to consider recruiting men from Caltech to their department in Indiana. [Note in pencil at bottom: "What % of PhDs are in States east of Rockies."] [rough draft of LP's letter of response with a list of names in pencil included with letter] [Letter of response from LP to Dr. William L. Webb November 11, 1953] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #444, File #1].

August 29  (Hamburg, Germany)
  • LP and AHP check in to the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, Germany. [Receipt, checkout August 30, 1953].

August 30  (London)
  • LP and AHP check out of the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, Germany. [Receipt, check-in August 29, 1953].
  • LP and AHP leave Hamburg and fly to London.

August 31  (New York)
  • Chemical and Engineering News pages telling of Allen V. Astin's reinstatement as director of the National Bureau of Standards. [Filed under LP Science: Box 14.023, Folder 23.3]
  • LP and AHP arrive in New York from London, then continue on to Los Angeles.
  • LP fills out a declaration of baggage upon arrival in the U.S. Listed are various gifts and purchases made while in Europe.
  • Letter from R.C. Gibbs, National Research Council, to LP RE: Asks for his evaluation of a research proposal from Wilfried Heller of Wayne University. [Letter in reply from LP to Gibbs September 3, 1953]. [Filed under LP Science: Box 14.028, Folder 28.1].
  • Letter from Sister Mary Martinette to LP RE: thanks LP for the hospitality that she enjoyed as a Chemistry Department Guest at the Institute that summer. [Letter of reply from LP to Sister Mary Martinette September 8, 1953] [Filed under M: Correspondence 1953, Box #256, Folder #4]
  • Letter from William Consolazio, National Science Foundation, to LP RE: asks LP to evaluate enclosed research grant proposals. Attached is LP's typed response evaluating the applicants. [Filed under LP Science: 14.029, Folder 29.2]