Letter from Linus Pauling to William Lawrence Bragg. Page 1. May 17, 1967
Letter from Linus Pauling to William Lawrence Bragg. May 17, 1967. Page 1  Larger Images / More Information. 1 p.  View Transcript

Activity Listings

  • Article: “Hemoglobin Polymorphism in Chimpanzees and Gibbons,” Science, Vol. 156, May 19, 1967. RE: LP excerpted journal article and wrote “Hb file” on the top of the page indicating that it needed to be inserted into his vertical file in the hemoglobin section. [Filed under LP Science: (Non-Pauling Reprints re: Hemoglobin research, 1960s), Box 6.010, Folder 10.1]
  • Letter from Carlton B. Casjens, Casjens and Casjens Attorneys at Law, to LP RE: Represents Joe Loh and encloses the article in which the original statements about LP are corrected and retracted. [Letter from LP to William Pfaff Publishing Company and J. J. Loh April 28, 1967, Newspaper Clipping “Linus Pauling Answers Statements in Article” May 4, 1967, Letter from LP to William Pfaff Publishing Company and J. J. Lowe May 19, 1967, Letter from Lowell Watson 4-67] [Filed under LP Biographical: Legal: Assorted Legal Disputes, 1965-1992: Box 3.060 Folder 60.2] 
  • Letter from Clifford Grobstein at University of California at San Diego to LP RE: Writes to LP about the opposition at UCSD about LP's appointment, but expresses his eagerness to have LP be appointed. [Filed under LP Personal Safe: Drawer 2, Folder 2.006]
  • Letter from David Castro, Director of Education and Research at American Documentary Films, Inc., to LP, RE: Expresses the corporation's appreciation for LP's assistance and hope for LP's continued support. Writes about the current standing of the company and what new films will be coming out. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box 5.058, Folder 58.11]
  • Letter from Dr. Arthur Cherkin Veterans Administration Hospital to LP RE: Encloses three references of interest in connection with orthomolecular psychiatry. [Response to letter May 12, 1967] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 64 Folder 64.9]
  • Letter from Dr. Frank Lindenfield and Dr. Fred Weaver The Los Angeles Summerhill Society to LP RE: Invites LP to participate in furthering the program of the Summerhill Society. Explains that the Summerhill Society is a school based on mutual respect of teachers and students in which the students direct their learning. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 234 Folder 234.1]
  • Letter from Dr. W. Charles Cooper, Noranda Research Centre, to LP RE: Invites him to participate in the First International Symposium on the Physics of Selenium and Tellurium. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 78 Folder 78.2]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by F. K. G] to P. D. Boyer, RE: Confirms the week of December 4 for the Distinguished Lecture. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box 1967s3, Folder 1967s3.11]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. Alfred Kundson, State University of New York, RE: Sends his regrets that he will be unable to visit and speak at the University as requested May 10, 1967. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 199 Folder 199.5]
  • Letter from LP to Jean Caullet, Secretary General, RE: Informs of his inability to know Dr. Hutchins' decision on allowing Jean Caullet to participate in the Pacem in Terris Convocation. [Filed under LP Peace Section: Box 2.009, Folder 9.2]
  • Letter from LP to M. Ct. Pethachi RE: Thanks him for sending the photographs taken during LP and AHP's stay in India sent with letter May 8, 1967. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 182 Folder 182.1]
  • Letter from LP to Marya Mannes RE: Expresses some confusion pertaining to her letter of May 2, 1967. Agrees with her assessment that dissent is not tolerated by those who dissent themselves. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 260 Folder 260.3]
  • Letter from LP to Professor Bernd T. Matthias, University of California, RE: Encloses a paper he is submitting to Acta Crystallographica on the possibility of developing a system of metallic radii that will allow the accurate prediction of bond lengths. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 244 Folder 244.4]
  • Letter from LP to Professor C.D. Calsoyas, University of California, RE: Thanks him for keeping LP up to date on his efforts with respect to nuclear tests. [Response to letter May 5, 1967] {Filed under LP Correspondence Box 57 Folder 57.3]
  • Letter from LP to Professor Roger J. Williams, The University of Texas, RE: Thanks him for the paper concerning ascorbic acid that Williams thought he might be interested in. (Response to letter dated May 8, 1967). [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 436 Folder 436.16]
  • Letter from LP to Professor Sidney W. Fox, University of Miami, RE: Informs him that he has had to make the decision not to accept anymore invitations and will therefore be unable to speak at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science as requested May 2, 1967. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 120 Folder 120.12]
  • Letter from LP to Sir Lawrence Bragg. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 30 Folder 30.1]
    May 17, 1967

    Sir Lawrence Bragg

    The Royal Institution

    21, Albemarle Street

    London, W.1, England

    Dear Bragg:

    I thank you for your letter and the two new paragraphs of your preface to Watson's book.

    I must say that I was shocked to read the book, perhaps one of the earlier drafts, after I had read your preface. I was indignant about the insinuation about my wife and the statements about other people, but also indignant about Watson's treatment of you.

    I do not think that you should give the book the support and validification that would be implied by your having written a preface, even despite your disclaimer.

    My wife and I were talking recently about our visit to Manchester in 1930. We continue to be grateful to you for your kindness to us at that time (and later, too). We send our best regards to Lady Bragg.

    Linus Pauling

    LP: fkg

  • Letter from LP to T.J. Wilson, Harvard University Press, RE: Asks that he send a copy of Dr. James Watson's manuscript Honest Jim as he would like to make comments on it. (See also letter from M.H.F. Wilkins May 4, 1967 and from Francis H.C. Crick April 13, 1967
  • Letter from Margaret Wu to LP RE: Writes to tell him how inspired she was by his speech at Los Angeles Community College. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 447 Folder 447.2]
  • Letter from Mr. Carlton B. Casjens to LP RE: Encloses the column printed that retracted the newspapers' printing that made false comments about LP. Casjens explains that H. V. Witty is a private citizen not employed by the newspaper and has for a period of time been submitting columns to be printed. [Filed under LP Biographical: Legal Issues: Box 3.060, Folder 60.2]
  • Letter from Mrs. K. Brewer, Biology teacher, to LP RE: Thanks him for expressing his views on the Vietnam war. Hopes he will continue to try and educate people about it. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 42 Folder 42.1]
  • Letter from William G. Thompson, Lordly and Dame Inc., to LP RE: Invites LP to speak to a University in Texas. (Follow up letter to letter dated May 5, 1967). [Filed under LP Correspondence Box 412 Folder 412.4]
  • Postcard from Arthur Miller to LP RE: Thanks LP for a note and expresses his admiration for all of the work LP has done. [Filed under LP Personal Safe: Box 2.013, Folder 13.82]
  • Speech: The Challenge of Scientific Discovery, The Twenty-Ninth Annual William Henry Snyder Lecture, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, California. [Filed under LP Speeches: Box 1967s2, Folder 1967s2.11]