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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 returned.




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.

Sincerely yours,

R. B. Shipley, Chief,

Passport Division

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