Letter from Linus Pauling to George R. Harrison. Page 1. June 13, 1955
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Travel: Nashville, TN

Activity Listings

  • Itinerary: Fisk University Conference on Teaching Chemistry [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder 2.1]
  • Itinerary: Speak at Sixth Chemistry Conferene, 7:30 PM [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder 2.1]
  • Letter from Dr. R.D. Sloan, Dean, College of Engineering, Washington State Institute of Technology, to LP RE: Has been asked to supply a chemical engineer for a two-year assignment to the Punjab College of Engineering and Technology for teaching and advisory work in connection with W.S.C.'s Pakistan Project. Wonders if LP can suggest anyone. Gives details of position and the area. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1953-1956), #379.3]
  • Letter from Kurt Nassau to LP RE: Received B.S. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bristol, England, with physics as a minor. Worked as a trouble shooter and research chemist in the fat and oil field at Glyco Products for five years. Currently serving two years in the Army, working in the Metabolic Laboratory at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Nassau's interests have always been broader than chemistry and physics, so believes that physical chemistry might be the best stepping stone toward pursuing future interests. Requests advice regarding graduate study toward a Ph.D. [Letter from LP to Nassau August 3, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (N: Correspondence), #287.22]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Hugh W. Handsfield, Editor, College Dept., McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., RE: Trusts that Handsfield has received the Robertson chapter. Sent it to Robertson about June 3. Looks forward to receiving advice from several people about modifications to Quantum Mechanics. Will not need to have unbound sheets of the present book for several months. [Letter from Handsfield to LP June 9, 1955] [Filed under LP Books: (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, with Applications to Chemistry, Second Edition), Unpb.7]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Ivar N. Hultman, Jr., Business and Technical Personnel Dept., Eastman Kodak Company, RE: Howard J. Cohan was a student in a freshman chemistry class to which LP gave lectures nine years ago. LP cannot remember him. Cohan completed four years of work at Caltech. LP has examined his record and found him to be a below-average student compared to most Caltech undergraduates. [Letter from Hultman, Jr. to LP June 2, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1950-1955), #166.6]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Professor Kurt Mislow, Chemistry Dept., New York University, RE: Thanks Mislow for sending the check for $75, which covers his expenses satisfactorily. Thanks Mislow for the invitation to speak at NYU, as well as to see Mislow and his wife. [Letter from Mislow to LP May 4, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Individual Correspondence. (Mills - Morgan)), #248.4]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. H.E. Weaver, Varian Associates, RE: Interested to learn about Weaver's experience with tellurium. Seems unlikely that a solution of chlorides of tellurium would contain any neutral tellurium atoms. Has not checked J. Newton Friend's inorganic chemistry textbook, so does not know what he had in mind. Wonders whether Weaver's observations might be accounted for by the assumption that the tellurium atoms are close to other tellurium atoms in complexes of tellurium and chlorine containing several atoms of tellurium. [Letter from Weaver to LP March 22, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1953-1959), #444.3]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. S.G. Tomlin, Physics Dept., University of Adelaide, Australia, RE: Read Tomlin's manuscript on the structure of collagen fibers. Describes the rules regarding submission of manuscripts to the Proceedings by non-members. Does not think that Tomlin should accept the structure for collagen that LP and Corey proposed four years ago. Suggests that Tomlin solicit Professor F.O. Schmitt's comments. Describes Schmitt and Bear's results, which do not corroborate with Tomlin's. Suggests holding on to the manuscript until Tomlin writes back, and then either sending it to Schmitt or to another journal for publication. [Letters from Tomlin to LP April 29, 1955, June 17, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Correspondence, 1936-1955), #410.20]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Sigmund Koch, Study of the Status and Development of Psychology in U.S., American Psychological Association, RE: LP does not feel that he knows enough about psychology to assist in the study regarding the interrelations of subject-matter areas of psychological science and the place of psychology within the matrix of general scientific activity. [Letter from Koch to LP June 6, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1936-1956), #200.20]
  • Letter from LP to Juan Carlos Beron, Editor, Chemia, RE: Caltech does not publish any journal in the field of chemistry, nor does it have a course in chemical engineering leading to a bachelor's degree. There is, however, a Bachelor of Science program in applied chemistry. Caltech also offers graduate work in chemical engineering, leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Chemical Engineer, and Doctor of Philosophy. Caltech does not have any special scholarships for South American students. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from LP to W.H. Freeman, W.H. Freeman and Company, Publishers, RE: Under separate cover, returns Frederick T. Wall's manuscript on Chemical Thermodynamics. LP made detailed comments for the first few chapters on two additional pages. Made a few suggestions on the manuscript pages of the last chapter. Judges the manuscript to be excellent. Difficult to identify the distinctive characteristics of the book. Felt that the discussion was entirely abstract; suggests inserting a paragraphs in every chapter which illustrate the principles by discussion of actual chemical substances, as well as a group of exercises at the end of each chapter. Hayward's drawings seem out of place; line drawings, such as the drawings in Klotz's book, would be more appropriate. Suggests more drawings. In a postscript, describes LP and AHP's travel plans. [Letter from Freeman to LP June 14, 1955, Letter from LP to Freeman June 29, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1941-1959), #439.13]
  • Letter from Professor C.E. Erickson, School of Chemistry, Rutgers University, to LP RE: Has used LP's College Chemistry in his classes with considerable success. Notes that Figure 31-6 does not have the correct caption, or the drawing does not correspond to the caption. Perhaps there is still time to correct this in the new edition of College Chemistry. [Filed under LP Books: (College Chemistry: An Introductory Textbook of General Chemistry, Second Edition), #1955b.2]
  • Letter from Prudence M. Thrift to LP RE: Pleased that LP will be speaking at the Los Feliz Summer Forum on "1955: Where We Stand — Arts, Science, Letters and the Law in Relation to Democracy" on August 24. LP's topic will be "A New World Through Chemistry" which is sufficiently general enough to allow LP to choose his own specific topic. Requests that LP send a glossy print, biographical material, and a list of people to receive announcements to the publicity firm Seros & Keene. Forum will begin at 8:15 PM with an hour's speaking time and a half-hour question period. [Letter from LP to Thrift July 18, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1955s.21]
  • Letter from W.H. Freeman, W.H. Freeman and Company, Publishers, to LP RE: In LP's series, will be publishing the revision of Olson, Orlemann, and Koch, which will henceforth be known as Olson, Koch, and Pimentel, Introductory Quantitative Chemistry. Olson died, but contributed a great deal to the book, while Pimentel carried the main burden of rewriting. Plans to publish next January 1, so requests LP's comments be sent as soon as possible. Sends LP the preface, table of contents, and the first twelve chapters. Will send the rest within two weeks. The revision is so much changed and expanded that it is practically a new book. The book has been read by five analytical chemists. Describes the chief features of the book. [Letter from LP to Freeman June 29, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1941-1959), #439.13]
  • Memorandum: LP to Gunnar Bergman, re: "Proposed structure for CsZn20," June 15, 1955. [Filed under LP Science: Box #5.003, Folder #3.21]