Letter from Linus Pauling to George Wald. Page 1. October 27, 1961
Letter from Linus Pauling to George Wald. October 27, 1961. Page 1  Larger Images / More Information. 1 p.  View Transcript

Activity Listings

  • Letter from Dr. Francis W. Herring to LP, RE: Dr. Herring is a representative of a group of women in California who are working to gain support for President Kennedy’s disarmament program.  They are having a meeting on November 1 at the Willard Junior High School in Berkeley, to discuss the subject of disarmament negotiations.  If LP could send an address to be read, it would be greatly appreciated.  Attachment: Excerpts from President Kennedy’s address to the UN General Assembly. [Letter from LP to Dr. Herring, October 27, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Warren E. Lux, Union Carbide Corporation, RE: LP considers Dr. Kraut to be a good graduate student.  While not at the top, he has a considerable amount of ability. [Letter from Dr. Lux to LP, October 20, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5]
  • Letter from LP to Emile Zuckerkandl, RE: In connection with their paper for the Szent-Györgyi Commemorative Volume, LP would like Zuckerkandl to visit the University of Washington and the University of California to check some points about the genetics of hemoglobin and other molecular diseases and about amino-acid sequences with Professor Motulsky in Seattle and Professor Fraenkel Conrad in Berkeley. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Z: Individual Correspondence. (Zachariasen-Ziferstein)), #464.8]
  • Letter from LP to Mrs. James Kinnee, RE: LP is grateful for the letter and encouragement.  He thinks that it would be fine if there were documentation on statements about Russia’s good record.  He would also like to point out that neither the Soviets or Americans have made pledges in the past year; they have all expired. [Letter from Mrs. Kinnee to LP, October 18, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5]
  • Letter from LP to R.W. Wiedman, State of California Department of Education, RE: LP was a member of the advisory board for quite some time, but found that it was making no progress toward its goal, and accordingly severed all ties with it.  The plans of the organization are excellent, but progress is essentially zero.  He has heard that the Institute is sponsoring several meetings, but LP never heard details about them, and it only awarded one degree; an honorary one, given to someone from Hong Kong.  Unless significant change takes place, LP is pessimistic about the organization becoming a significant institution for higher learning. [Letter from Mr. Wiedman to LP, October 20, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Correspondence, 1960-1969), #113.2]
  • Letter from LP to Ralph Haskin, U.S. Forest Service, RE: Asks Haskin to go ahead with the drilling of the well as soon as possible and if water is reached, to line the whole with concrete. Writes that he is glad to hear the calf got better. [Letter from Haskin to LP October 17, 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: (Deer Flat Ranch: Correspondence, 1957-1995), Box #4.047, Folder #47.1] 
  • Letter from LP to Tom Brown, RE: LP believes that the signatures from 11,021 scientists from 49 countries did help to slow down the development for nuclear weapons.  Feels that his efforts in opposition to militarism have been significant and will continue to be significant.  Handwritten at the bottom: “sent- Bryn Mawr, Frontier, Oslo Statement”. [Letter from Tom Brown to LP, October 18, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1958-1961), #39.4]
  • Letter from LP to William G. Woods, RE: LP would be glad to talk with Woods about the problem mentioned in his letter. LP is busy preparing for a trip to Europe, but could see Woods for a short time next week. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1960-1962), #445.2]
  • Letter from Sir Harold Hartley, Central Electricity Generating Board, to Professor Libby, RE: Thanks Professor Libby for the letter about Angus MacFarlane.  He is glad to have a picture of the way he struck his contemporaries at Berkeley.  Angus was one of his favorite pupils, and they worked together on a number of jobs.  He death is a great blow to everyone. [Letter from LP to Sir Hartley, October 21, 1961] [Letter from Sir Hartley to LP, October 25, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
  • Letter from William M. Plymat,, President, Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Company, to LP RE: Plymat apologizes for the delay in response; LP’s last letter was misplaced.  He is very interested to hear the tape of LP’s talk, and would prefer it not be edited. [Letter from LP to Plymat August 22, 1961 and Letter from Harris to Plymat, November 17, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Correspondence, 1960-1963), #314.2]
  • Note from Lucille Heacock to LP, RE: Thanks LP for appealing to Khrushchev to halt his tests.  Ask for a signed paper or photograph for her son, an engineer working for Fairchild’c Camera Co. On advanced satellite photographic evaluations for the government.  She is compiling a book of famous scientists to present to him for his birthday, and would very much like to include LP.  [Letter from LP to Mrs. Heacock, November 6, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]