- Letter from F. E. Brown, Head, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State College to Dr. R. B. Corey, Caltech RE: gives opinion and background of Karl F. Heumann. [Telegram from Heumann to Corey January 26, 1944] [Letter from Corey to Brown February 3, 1944] [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia: Box 1.017, Folder 17.2]
- Letter from Linus Pauling Jr to AHP RE: Says he is back in the hospital with the same thing. Says this will prevent him from getting a watch. He reads a lot during the day. He will see what the doctor can do about his acne before he can think of going home. Says he ran across a “Gray Lady” who was from Tennessee. He loved her voice. Mentions that “for the first time in my life I'm not surrounded by a select group of reasonable intelligence.” [Filed under LP Biographical: Personal & Family, Family Correspondence: Linus Carl Pauling, Jr. 1930-1944: Box #5.036, Folder 36.5]
January 27, 1944
Guess what I got thrown back in the hospital with the same thing: nasopharyngitis. I am
not very sick just a runny nose and a cough and my temperature is not up just something that
would keep me out of school for a day. But the flight has gone on bivouac and the hospital is the
only place one can stay.
This will prevent my getting a watch; the supply will be exhausted by the time I get out.
Perhaps it's just as well although I think that perhaps I should use a cheap watch and you
should war bond your money. My pocket watch has been incapacitated since my arrival, dust, I
think. I haven't tried getting it fixed
February 2, 1944
Here it as been almost a week since I wrote you I've been very lazy. I have read and
read three books a day and I have conceived a liking for Somerset Maugham.
I'm going to give Pete enough money for a bond. I've saved sixty bucks now, but I'm
always liable to wires for more so I can get home on a furlough. I don't have any idea how
much it will cost nothing if I can hop a bomber, $25 via the illegal taxi system, probably more
via train. Time is the most important factor.
I'm having my usual (at least in Texas) trouble getting rid of the cold. Also my acne is
getting worse and worse. I'm going to see what the hospital will do about it. I'll have to get it
cleared up before I can think about coming home.
I don't like this transparent paper. It's to confusing trying to read both sides of the sheet
It was very sweet of you to augment my $10 to the magnificent sum of the price of a $50
bond. But at least we're keeping our money in the family.
I've almost exhausted the hospital library of the books I want to read. By the way, I ran
across a Grey Lady who has just about the most beautiful voice I've ever heard. She has a
wonderful soft southern accent, not at all like the horrible drawl I hear here. From Tennessee, I
think she said. I talked to her only three minutes or so, but I'm going to try to talk with her
again. Anyway I see that I ought to investigate the South before I marry. Such a voice would be
not at all hard to live with. I expect that this woman has an excellent up bringing I can't believe
that the whole state speaks the way she does. Grammar has a lot to do with it for some reason
Texans cultivate atrocious language. Perhaps all this diatribe of mine is caused by the fact that
for the first time in my life I'm not surrounded by a select group of reasonable intelligence. (Is
diatribe the correct word? I mean my expansive outburst of criticism and name calling)
Anyway My love to you all.
- Letter from Professor J. A. Wilkinson, Inorganic Chemistry, Iowa State College to Dr. R. B. Corey, Caltech RE: gives opinion and background of Karl F Heumann. [Telegram from Heumann to Corey January 26, 1944] [Letter from Corey to Wilkinson February 3, 1944] [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia; Box 1.017, Folder 17.2]
- Letter from W. F. Coover, Head, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State College to Dr. R. B. Corey, Caltech RE: gives opinion and background of Karl F. Heumann. [Telegram from Heumann to Corey January 26, 1944] [Letter from Corey to Coover February 3, 1944] [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia: Box 1.017, Folder 17.2]
- Manuscript Notes, Correspondence, Background Material: The Chemistry of Antibodies and the Nature of Serological Reactions, Stieglitz Memorial Lecture, Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois. [Filed under: LP Speeches, 1944s.1]
- Note from Dr. Hedwig S. Kuhn to LP RE: Requests a copy of LP's lecture he gave in Chicago while Kuhn was in California. Regrets that he was not there to hear LP give the memorial address in honor of Kuhn's father. [Letter from LP to Kuhn February 19, 1944] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #200.9, file:(K: Correspondence, 1944)]
- Note from Dr. Thomas Addis to AHP RE: Sends the latest lab results, which are lower than ever. There are notes in pen indicating that AHP forwarded this letter to LP during his stay in New York, including a few self corrections in pen and pink pencil. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #2.1, file:(Addis, Thomas 1940-1945)]
- Program: January Meeting of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society, January 27, 1944. [Filed under LP Scrapbooks, 1941-1945: Box #6.004, Folder 4.11]
- Program: January Meeting, Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society, January 27, 1944. [Filed under LP Scrapbooks, 1941-1945: Box #6.004, Folder 4.4]
- Writes cheque to "Bank of America, Colorado-Mentor," $431.25. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial, Box 4.017, Folder 17.2]
- Writes cheque to “One. $18.75 Peter one. $37.50 for Linus Jr one $375.00 Paddy & me” $431.25 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.073, folder 73.1]