Letter from Ruth B. Shipley to Linus Pauling. February 14, 1952.
Shipley notes that Pauling's passport request has been denied as not being in the
"best interest" of the United States. Notes that his $9.00 application fee will be
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Feb 14 1952
In reply refer to
F130-Pauling, Linus Carl
Dr. Linus Carl Pauling,
3500 Fairpoint Street,
Pasadena 8, California.
My dear Dr. Pauling:
In reply to your letter of January 24, 1952, you are informed that your request for
a passport has been carefully considered by the Department. However, a passport of
this Government is not being issued to you since the Department is of the opinion
that your proposed travel would not be in the best interests of the United States.
The passport fee of $9.00 which accompanied the application which you executed on
October 17, 1951 will be returned to you at a later date.
R. B. Shipley, Chief,
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