- Letter from Felix Bloch to LP RE: Replies that DeVault worked with him in 1942, and though a good worker and able scientist, DeVault discontinued his work on the project due to his convictions as a conscientious objector. Adds that DeVault was imprisoned when he did not show up after being drafted by the Army. Goes on to express hope that LP can arrange probation for DeVault at Cal Tech. [Letter from LP to Bloch August 31, 1945] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box #93: file:(DeVault, Don, 1937, 1939-1942, 1945, 1957-1961, 1965, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987)]
- Letter from G.H. Manuel, British Commonwealth Scientific Office to LP RE: Requests an official acknowledgment of receipt for the articles sent. [Letter from LP to Manuel September 13, 1945] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #37.12, file:(B: Correspondence 1945)]
- Letter from LP to AHP. [Filed under LP Safe: Box #1.017, Folder #17.31]
[This letter is one of a series from a trip the LP took. The date is based off the postmark date of one of the letters (9/10/45). That envelope was sent from New York in the later half of the trip. The rest of the letters are dated based on the location LP was at in relation to the NY postmark. There is also a letter from AHP during that time with the date 9/3/45]
[This letter came as one of three from the envelope with the postmark from NY, NY on 9/10/45]
[on California Institute of Technology stationery]
[Sept. 4, 1945]
We are now approaching Boston, where I shall go to a meeting in Lamb's office; and then on to Washington overnight.
I was happy to stay with Thorfin and Phoebe. They had a party after my lecture. The lecture was well received- about 300 people were there, and they all stood up when I was introduced, and again at the end, while applauding- which embarrassed me, and made me think that my hair must be dropping out very fast indeed.
Urey & Coryell & Allison & Teller & Gustafson (new vice-pres of Chi.) and Mrs G. and Milliken & Mary H. & Johnson & others were at the party. Warren [inserted] Johnson is the new chairman of the Chem Dept. Bartke & Mrs B. were also there. Urey seems to be better behaved than formerly- his rebuff at Columbia may do him good. I didn't see Fermi. Charles is just the same.
Allison had made a strong public statement against keeping the A-bomb secret from Russia. He said the same things I said to Jerry Voorkies. I think that Union Now with Russia is the only hope for the world.
Chicago is surely making big plans for its Nuclear Institute.
- Letter from LP to Prof. N. V. Sidgwick, Lincoln College, Oxford, RE: Comments on his improving health and gives permission for Sidgwick to quote values from the Chemical Bond. States that Roscoe Dickinson died in July from colon cancer. Hopes Sidgwick can come to Cal Tech soon. [Letter from N. C. Sidgwick to LP August 21, 1945] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #364.1]
- Letter from LP to Ruth DeVault RE: States that he is continuing to work on finding a position for Dr. Don DeVault at Cal Tech, but progress has been slowed by the sudden end of the war. [Letters from DeVault, Ruth to LP July 2, 1945, October 10, 1945; from DeVault, Don to LP September 21, 1945] [Filed under LP Correspondence Box #93: file:(DeVault, Don, 1937, 1939-1942, 1945, 1957-1961, 1965, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987)]
- Letter from William Shockley, Bell Telephone Laboratories, to LP RE: States his need for more young scientists to work at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and explains the current areas of research. Stresses the need for a good physical chemist, but states that they have openings for any kind of chemist. Describes his recent travels and work with the Pentagon. [Filed under LP Correspondence: #363.2]
- Receipt for classified material from W.H. Eberhardt to Professor A.B. Lamb, Harvard University. LP Safe: Drawer 3, Folder 3.022
- Writes cheque to “Cash to me” $75.00 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.073, folder 73.4]
- Writes cheque to “Loan to Linus Jr” $100.00 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.073, folder 73.4]