Letter from Linus Pauling to Chauncey Leake. Page 1. December 5, 1955
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Travel: Austin, TX

Activity Listings

  • Advance on Royalties from W.H. Freeman and Company to LP for $7,500.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Tax Documents, 1930-1956), Box #4.001, Folder #1.9]
  • Hotel Bill: Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder 2.1]
  • Letter from Dr. C.L. Agre, Chairman, Chemistry Dept., St. Olaf College, to LP RE: Next week, Agre plans to visit several institutions on the west coast to observe their methods of teaching and motivating students in chemistry. Would like to sit in on lectures, observe laboratories in session, and talk with some of the staff at Caltech. Suggests that no formal arrangements be made for his visit. Any response to this letter would arrive after Agre has left, so he will assume that this informal visit will be satisfactory. Requests to meet LP if possible. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Correspondence), #12.21]
  • Letter from Dr. Frank D. White, Biochemistry Dept., University of Manitoba, to LP RE: Arrangements are being made for the Annual Merck Lecture. Would like to know LP's itinerary and the title of his address. [Letter from White to LP September 12, 1955, Letter from LP to White January 5, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.9]
  • Letter from Dr. John T. Edsall, Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, to LP RE: Believes that Robert B. Corey is fully qualified for membership in the National Academy of Sciences. However, as the competition for membership is so intense right now, Edsall is unsure as to whether Corey would actually be accepted. Since Edsall is still a member of the Chemistry Section, he does not know if the Biochemistry Section would back Corey. To them, Corey's activities might seem too remote from their own concerns. Will send this letter and LP's previous letter to Oncley, a member of the Biochemistry Section, to find out his opinion. Edsall is leaving for France for a position as a visiting professor. He will return at the end of January, after stopping in England to see Max Perutz and John Kendrew, as well as a former Harvard student named Howard Dintzis who is working on x-rays. [Letter from LP to Edsall December 1, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Individual Correspondence. (Eastman - Eide)), #106.5]
  • Letter from Dr. P.P. Ewald, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn to Professor E.W. Hughes, Gates and Crellin Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, cc: Sir Lawrence Bragg, Dr. Evans, LP RE: Delighted to hear from LP that Hughes is willing to serve as second American editor for Acta Crystallographica. Wonders if Hughes will need to obtain permission from his Regents to accept the position. Would like to list Hughes as an editor on the cover of the first Acta publication of 1956. Still needs to work out the mechanism of editing with the increased number of editors. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Organizational Correspondence (Ac-Ad)), #7.6]
  • Letter from Esther Everett Lape, The American Foundation Studies, to LP RE: The dinner to promote the ideas of the report Medical Research: A Midcentury Survey was a resounding success. Gives details of the speeches made at the dinner. Requests advice on journals to publish reviews in. [Letters from Lape to LP November 11, 1955, December 15, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Organizational Correspondence. (Am - Am)), #10.1]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Dr. Thomas R. Rogers, South Texas Section, American Chemical Society, RE: Lists the high school units required for admission into Caltech. LP's recommendations for admission to work in chemistry are the same. [Letter from Rogers to Chairman November 28, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (R: Correspondence, 1955-1959), #341.1]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Professor J.B. Ramsey, Chemistry Dept., University of California, Los Angeles, RE: Interested to read Ramsey's manuscript regarding the sign and meaning of electrode potentials. Had never given much thought to the matter. It seemed to LP that either of the two common conventions might be used, because either one can be made correct by a suitable definition. Did not find anything new in Ramsey's discussion. Did not find anything wrong either. Believes it is worthwhile to have discussion of the question. [Letters from Ramsey to LP November 30, 1955, December 9, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (R: Correspondence, 1955-1959), #341.1]
  • Letter from LP to Richard H. Coleman RE: Does not know of any book to recommend for beginners in high school chemistry that is written in the same spirit as his own book on elementary chemistry for college students. Has not read books for high school students in chemistry for several years, but remembers being impressed by one written by Conant and Black. However, their book was not written from the same point of view as LP's book. [Letter from Coleman to LP December 4, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1921-1957), #74.23]
  • Letter from Secretary to LP to Dr. Dean A. Clark RE: Informs Clark that LP plans on staying with them during the time of the Scientific Advisory Committee and thanks Clark on LP's behalf. [Letter from Clark to LP November 18, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: Massachusetts General Hospital—Scientific Advisory Committee, 1949-1957: Box #15.008, Folder #8.7]
  • Letter from Secretary to LP to S. Ghosh, General Secretary, National Academy of Sciences, India RE: Encloses a photograph of LP and the article "A Simple Theoretical Treatment of alkali Halide Gas Molecules." Will send a biographical sketch and a short message from LP in a few days. [Filed under LP Science: (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1975), Box #14.015, Folder #15.3]
  • Memo from LP to himself RE: Says he should see Mr. John Young and ask if he plans to take Colloid and Surface Chemistry during the third term. [Filed under LP Science: Box #10.003, Folder #3.8]
  • Notes and Program re: Molecular Quantum Mechanics Conference, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, December 7-9, 1955. [Filed under LP Science: Box #2.004, Folder #4.10]
  • Proposed Itinerary: University of Indiana, Indianapolis [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder 2.1]