Letter from Linus Pauling to Fred Allen. Page 1. April 7, 1955
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Activity Listings

  • Check from AHP to Walter Fritts for $17.69. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956), Box #4.023, Folder #23.1]
  • Letter from A.K.N. Reddy, Lecturer in Chemistry, Central College, Bangalore, India, to LP RE: Met LP at the Indian Science Congress Session, Baroda, in January 1955 and told LP that he was likely to be awarded a Government of India Overseas Scholarship; requested to work with LP at Caltech. Thanks LP for accepting his request. Since then, Reddy has received the scholarship, but it is only valid for the United Kingdom, so he will be at London University. Will complete his Ph.D. by about 1958. Requests that LP give him a chance to work at Caltech after that. [Letter from LP to Reddy July 25, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (R: Correspondence, 1955-1959), #341.1]
  • Letter from Dr. Charles L. Beckel, Physics Dept., Georgetown University, to LP RE: Requests LP's opinion on the importance and feasibility of performing complete vibrational analyses of various potential curves for the ground state hydrogen molecule. These analyses would be carried out to determine the effects of exchange forces, screening, polarization, and ionicity on vibrational energy levels. Believes that no one is better qualified than LP to advise in this matter. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from Dr. G.W. Beadle to Dr. Charles A. Thomas, Jr. RE: Delbruck, Watson, and Beadle have been discussing plans for next year which would affect Thomas if here were to join them at Caltech. At Caltech, Thomas could join the Delbruck phage group, which includes Bertani and Streisinger, to concentrate on biology, especially genetics. Thomas should contact Delbruck if interested. Thomas could work with LP and Vinogard in their DNA interests, concentrating more on chemistry. LP has already assured Thomas of a place in his group. Thomas needs to chose to primarily work in biology or chemistry, as his appointment will only be for one department, but there would be still be contact with the other department. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Organizational Correspondence. (Ea - Ex)), #111.4]
  • Letter from Dr. O.H. Gaebler, Program Committee, International Symposium on Enzymes, Henry Ford Hospital, to LP RE: Pleased that LP will be able to speak at the International Symposium on Enzymes. LP's lecture will be the annual Edsel B. Ford Lecture; members of the local section of the American Chemical Society, Detroit Physiological Society, and Sigma Xi will be invited, as well as Symposium guests. Requests names of any colleagues LP would like invited to Symposium. Encloses hotel reservation card. [Telegram from LP to Gaebler April 4, 1955, Letter from Rupe to LP May 6, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.25]
  • Letter from Helen Huntley to AHP, RE: Says she would love to come visit, but cannot because she is very busy running her business. Asks about AHP's trip to Asia. Tells AHP that Jack came home to visit for a week and that Linda wrote a note to their mother from Norway. Asks if Linda and Peter would be home for the summer. Mentions that Johnny is working a lot as well. [Filed under Ava Helen Pauling: (General Correspondence, Personal, A-M.), Box #1.001, Folder #1.2]
  • Letter from Julia Lebron de Cruz, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Chancellor, University of Puerto Rico, to LP RE: Sends information regarding the cost of flights from New York to Puerto Rico via Miami and returning to California. LP can buy the tickets through his agent if that is cheaper and the University will reimburse him. [Letter from H.B. Travel Agency to Wulf April 8, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.9]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. David Pressman, Director of Cancer Research in Biochemistry, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, RE: Regrets that he will be out of town on April 18th, the date on which Pressman plans to visit Caltech. Was not aware that winning the Nobel Prize made him ineligible for the Lasker Award, but says it would not have been worth turning down the Nobel Prize for. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Individual Correspondence. (Polunin - Pritikin)), #309.7]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. L.L Whyte, RE: Sorry that he was not able to find Whyte during his short stay at Berkeley. Plans to leave on Sunday for the eastern U.S. and will return to Pasadena around May 10. Has thought about the structure of molecules during the course of chemical reactions. Does not understand what Whyte has in mind regarding a theory of structural pulsations. [Letter from Whyte to LP, March (general), Letter from LP to Whyte August 3, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1953-1959), #444.3]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Martin Karplus, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, England, RE: Pleased to hear of Karplus' plans for the coming year. Expects to be in Pasadena this summer. Will be able to work with Karplus on the book. Had hoped to begin work on some new problems, but will be delayed another month while he gives the Prather Lectures at Harvard. [Letter from Karplus to LP March 27, 1955, Letter from LP to Karplus May 20, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Individual Correspondence. (Kamb - Kendrew)), #197.6]
  • Letter from LP to Elizabeth Green, News Bureau, Mount Holyoke College, RE: Has not yet written his address on Chemistry in Relation to Medicine, but will try to write it in the next few days and send a copy to Green. [Letter from LP to Pickett March 28, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.6]
  • Letter from LP to Gaby Brown RE: Encloses a release prepared for the media in connection with nuclear bomb testing statements, as well as a reprint of a paper by Dr. A.H. Sturtevant. Recommends that she subscribe to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, for they have printed many articles dealing with these issues in the recent months. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from LP to Helen Beardsley RE: Thanks Beardsley for her suggestion that a national movement be initiated to inform the public about the effects of atomic radiation. The Federation of American Scientists is working along these lines and individual scientists are also taking action. Encloses a copy of a statement he prepared, as well as a reprint of Professor Sturtevant's paper on this subject. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from LP to J.D. Haseman RE: LP does not have any significant comment regarding the question that Haseman raised in his letter. [Letter from Haseman to LP March 31, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1950-1955), #166.6]
  • Letter from LP to Joseph L. Fohner RE: Believes that Fohner's Periodic Table of the Elements is much less satisfactory than Mendeleef's original table. Cannot see any reason for placing copper, silver, gold, and terbium with the alkali metals. Magnesium is much more similar to calcium than to zinc. [Letter from Fohner to LP March 11, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (F: Correspondence, 1935-1956), #128.20]
  • Letter from LP to Paul D. Abrams RE: Encloses a news release LP prepared after his lecture at the F.D.R. Club. Also encloses a reprint of a paper by Dr. A.H. Sturtevant, upon which LP based some of his statements. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Correspondence), #12.21]
  • Letter from LP to Sgt. T. F. Birkenhead RE: Informs him that Pasadena is a city in California and is the site of Caltech. Encloses reprint of Professor A.H. Sturtevant's paper on the effects of radioactive materials. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from Lee G. Davy to LP RE: Sir Henry Tizard requested that Davy distribute copies of N. V. Sidgewick's obituary notice to his friends in the United States. Encloses a copy. Notice faithfully recalls the character and personality of Dr. Sidgewick. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Sidgewick, N. V., 1935-1951.), #364.1]
  • Letter from Professor Harald H. Nielsen, Chairman, Physics and Astronomy Dept., Ohio State University, to LP RE: When Nielsen wrote to invite LP to attend the Symposium on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy he was not aware that LP was absent from Pasadena. Realizes that LP is not able to accept the invitation and will make other arrangements accordingly. [Letter from Wulf to Nielsen April 4, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (N: Correspondence), #287.22]