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- Article: "Chemical Biology at Caltech", Engineering and Science, February 1954. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box 6.006, Folder 6.58]
- Journal Article: "Chemical Biology at Caltech," Pasadena California Institute of Technology Engineering and Science, vol. XVII, no. 5 (Feb. 1954): 10-11 [LP Newspaper Clipping 1954n.2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Linda Pauling amount $700.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Memorandum from Robert B. Corey to A.H. Walter, cc: LP RE: Encloses an application for renewal of Grant G-1987(C3R) from the USPHS entitled “Determination of the Structure of Crystalline Peptides by X-ray Diffraction” and asks that she gets Mr. Green’s signature and forward the application to the National Institute of Health. [Filed under LP Science: (United States Public Health Service: “X-ray Diffraction Investigations of the Structure of Protein Molecules”, grant RG 1987, [changed to H-2143 (Chemistry 150)] 1948-1958), Box #14.041, Folder 41.3]
- Memorandum from W.N. Lacey to LP RE: tabulation of total articles published in various chemistry publications by institutions including Caltech. [Filed under: LP Biographical, Box 1.018, Folder 18.2]
- Letter from Llewellyn H. Jones to LP RE: Requests comments from LP on enclosed note on Jones' study on the polarized infrared spectra of KAg(CN)2 before he submits it for publication. (Note enclosed) [LP's reply February 17, 1954] [Filed under J: Correspondence 1954, Box #192.20]
- Letter from E. S. Carmichael, New York Section, A. C. S., to LP RE: Informs they would like him to address one of their meetings. [Letter from LP to Carmichael February 25, 1954] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1954s.17]
- Newspaper Clipping: "Pauling Says U.H. is Short on Leadership, Top Professors", Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Bulletin, February 4, 1954. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box 6.006, Folder 6.46]
- Newspaper Clipping: "UH Officials Unruffled by Pauling's Criticism", Honolulu (Hawaii) Advertiser, February 5, 1954. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box 6.006, Folder 6.46]
- Notice from California Institute Research Foundation of royalty payment from the A. O. Beckman license, amount: $430.68 [LP Biographical, Box 4.045 Folder 45.7]
- Letter from Dr. Otto Bastiansen, Universitetets Kjemiske Institutt to LP RE: Update on Professor Finbank's disease; expressing appreciation for Ken Hedberg's working stay at his lab. Suggests possible informal meeting of the "electron diffraction people" in Paris [LP's reply March 9, 1954] [Filed under B: Individual Correspondence, Box #24.3]
- Study of hsub [RNB 27]
- AHP writes cheque to: George Miller amount $75.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from Frederick D. Rossini, Chairman, Committee on Physical Chemistry, Carnegie Institute of Technology to Malcolm Dole, Northwestern University, cc: LP RE: Rossini, LP et al. Are in agreement that Dole can republish data from the National Research Council Subcommittee on Fundamental Constants in the JACS in his book on "Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics" [Filed under LP Science: (National Research Council, 1950-1992), Box #14.028, Folder 28.1]
- Memorandum from LP to Dean Watson, C. I. T., RE: Discusses proposed changes in requirements for Ph. D. candidacy. [Filed under LP Biographical: Academia: Box #1.030, Folder #30.8]
- Memorandum from R. M. Badger, California Institute of Technology, to LP RE: States that in the notes he left with him, he gave the reason why he believes that hydrogen bonding of a particular kind can be excluded from the discussion of collagen structures. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: 28R]
- Interoffice memo from Harvey Itano to LP RE: Discussing the method of tagging red cells in Tabern's letter of January 25, 1954 and concluding that the older methods are more accurate and reliable. [Tabern's letter January 25, 1954; LP's reply March 16, 1954] [Filed under T: Correspondence 1954, Box #410.19]
- Letter from Andreas Klit and family, Denmark RE: Hopes he has received the book by Professor Synge and sends greetings to the Pauling family from his own. [LP's reply April 22, 1954] [Filed under K: Correspondence 1954, Box #200.19]
- Letter from Beatrice Wulf to W. H. Freeman RE: Returning survey he sent LP (who did not comment on it); asks when Freeman will be in Pasadena [Survey January 19, 1954; Reply February 11, 1954] [Filed under Correspondence: W. H. Freeman and Company 1954, Box #439.12]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Gerhard Schmidt, The Weizmann Institute of Science RE: LP regrets he was unable to go to Israel, but is re-planning is trip and hopes to see him then. LP also sends a copy of Volume 1 of the International Tables for X-ray Crystallography [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #441.4]
- Letter from LP to Marshall Gates RE: Reply to letter of February 9, 1954; Evaluation of Heidelberg's criticism of manuscript by Siegel and Pressman. LP believes manuscript should be published, because some, not all, of Heidelberg's criticism is invalid; returned manuscript enclosed [Gates letter February 9, 1954] [Filed under C: Organizational Correspondence Box #68]
- Letter from LP to Peter Pauling. [Peter's reply February 23, 1954] [LP Biographical, Box 5.042, Folder 42.1]
9 February 1954
I am glad to have your last letter, which has arrived. I was sorry when I heard that you had gone to Greece. I would have cabled you except for the fact that you had said in your letters that you were not going to go. Also, I am surprised that you did not check up immediately at the University or the Technical University in Athens -- I had informed them that we were not coming, so that you could have found out what the situation was.
I am sending you under separate cover a book "Physical Chemistry" by McDougall, published in 1943. It is orange in color, and so may be the book that you used, although it does not have your name in it, and as I look through it I do not see any sign that it was ever opened. Perhaps this is the book that you used, but my copy. If this is not right, please let me know.
I am also sending, in another package, the Physical Chemistry written by Walter J. Moore, with some annotations by me. This book may well treat almost all of the subjects that should be handled in a modern course in physical chemistry.
I am not interested in having a hasty opinion from you about topics in these two books, but rather a considered one, if you are interested enough to give it. I think that it would be wise for you, if you want to go into this matter, to go through each of the two books section by section and write down briefly your opinion of each section. Perhaps a better way would be to check the topics that occur in one book or the other or both, making an outline of these topics and under each topic a statement about the nature of the treatment given in each book, the desirability of discussing the topic in the course in physical chemistry, and recommendations as to how the topic could best be handled.
One simple question that I want the answer to is how much you learned about, for example, each of the seventeen chapters in Moore's book when you took your course in physical chemistry. Also, how much do you think it would have been wise for you to have learned -- should the topics of these chapters be included in the course?
Probably it would be wise for you not to embark on a program that requires say 150 hours of work until it seems worth while to do so. You might carry out a preliminary survey, in, say, 50 hours, and then we could decide whether to go further or not.
What I have in mind is the possibility of writing a textbook of physical chemistry. If you were interested, you and I might write it together. I don't think that it would be worth while to attempt this joint work, however, unless you were interested. You probably cannot decide now, but should be able to decide after some preliminary work.
At the present time there is, I think, no really satisfactory modern textbook of physical chemistry for undergraduates; Walter Moore's books comes closer to being satisfactory than any other, in my opinion, but I think that it could be improved on. In some respects it is, I think, too advanced for the first course in physical chemistry.
There is an interesting situation in physical chemistry. When I heard the figures last, about three years ago, approximately 80 percent of the schools were using the Daniels-Gettman text. I don't know how many students of physical chemistry there are in the country, but a reasonably good textbook of physical chemistry might sell 2000 copies per year or 2500.
I have not wanted to get involved in writing a textbook of physical chemistry, including chemical thermodynamics, because it is a nuisance to decide how best to present chemical thermodynamics. There are, however, several good books on chemical thermodynamics available now, and, moreover, I think that perhaps physical chemistry should place more emphasis on statistical mechanics than at present, with only a small amount of chemical thermodynamics, which would then be taught more thoroughly in a separate course. Accordingly I have in mind the possibility of writing a textbook on physical chemistry with only the minimum of chemical thermodynamics in it.
I think that I asked you in my earlier letter how much statistical mechanics you know. If you have a chance to attend lectures on statistical mechanics, it might be worth while for you to do so, and to work enough problems to get a good understanding of the subject. I think that it is a most valuable part of modern theoretical science. I have in mind giving a very brief basic discussion of the subject, including the Boltzmann principle, and then some applications, such as the theory of dielectric constant due to dipoles, the Einstein theory and the Debye theory of the heat capacity of solids, and so on.
I have just worked out a set of atomic coordinates for my collagen structure. It is a structure that I discovered about a year ago. I don't think that it has any unsatisfactory features, but it has not yet been subjected to very extensive experimental test.
Aunt Beth is in the hospital, and is not allowed to see anybody. Mama and I thought that we would go up to Berkeley and see her, but have decided not to do so. Next month, a month from today, we are leaving for Yellow Springs, Ohio, where we are to stay for a week in connection with the Centennial Celebration of Antioch College. Perhaps we shall come back by way of Portland.
As to the Penguin books, I think that you might try the experiment of having all of them sent to me for a year. If, as you say, the total cost is about $50, I think that it would be worth while. I have not received any since about the first batch of about a dozen.
Please let me know how much I should reimburse you for the expenses of your travel to Greece
- Letter from LP to Prof. M. Evenari RE: Thanks for letter and gift (book of photographs) of January 19, 1954. [Evenari's letter January 19, 1954] [Filed under E Correspondence 1954, Box #112.20]
- Letter from Meyer W. Weisgal to LP RE: Thanks him for the book of photographs of scenes from Israel and again expresses his regret for his inability to make the trip [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #444.2]
- Letter from Murray Vernon King, National Council of the Arts, Sciences and Professions to LP RE: Encloses the translation of Professor Sokolov’s article that LP requested. Lists the questions that he has drawn up for discussion on the symposium on resonance (which he has also sent to Coulson and Sokolov). Encloses a copy of Coulson’s letter sent in response to the questions and asks LP if Coulson’s suggested procedure is acceptable to him. [Letter from LP to King March 10, 1954] [Filed under LP Science: (Materials re: Resonance Theory Controversy, 1949-1984), Box #2.003, Folder 3.1]
- LP Notes to Self RE: "An investigation of the molecular structure of phosphorus oxytrichloride by electron diffraction"; "Cyclopentadienyl compounds of chromium, molybdenum, and tungsten"; "A new form of uranium hydride"; "Evidence for the existence of an ammine of platinum (O)"; "Pentammineiridium (O)" [Filed under LP Science: (LP Notes to Self: Scientific, 1941, 1945-1992), Box #10.003, Folder 3.7]
- Letter from Arne Tiselius to LP RE: Requesting the copy of LP's opening lecture from the XVII International Congress and XIIIth Conference of the Union in Sweden for publication [LP's reply February 26, 1954] [Filed under T: Individual Correspondence, Box #407.5]
- LP chairs Ph.D. Oral Examination: Propositions for Defense by David Richard Viglierchio. 1:15 PM, Crellin Conference Room. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box 1.016, Folder 16.2]
- Letter from Chas D. Faulkner to Caltech RE: Requests reports on the composition and performance of Aridclear when used on concrete block. [Filed under F Correspondence, Box #128.19]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Robley C. Williams. [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #444.2]
11 February 1954
Dr. Robley C. Williams
University of California
Berkeley 4, Calif.
Dear Dr. Williams:
About two years ago you kindly sent me an electron-micrograph of a flagellum of a diphtheroid bacterium, Plate No. 389D. You also were good enough to send me a lantern slide. Professor Corey and Roger Hayward and I are preparing for the Scientific American an article on the structure of the α-keratin proteins, and we should like to use your electron micrograph as an illustration of helical structure. May we have your permission to do so?
With best regards, I am
- Letter from LP to Fred C. Henson RE: Thanks for the donation of a pocket dosimeter and also thanks for many of the apparatus that Henson has built for Caltech over the years. [Filed under H Correspondence 1954, Box #166.5]
- Note from Margaret Cooper (Sect. to W. H. Freeman) to Beatrice Wulf RE: Thanking Wulf for returning survey with her letter to Freeman, who is presently away. [Wulf's letter February 9, 1954] [Filed under Correspondence: W. H. Freeman and Company 1954, Box #439.12]
- AHP writes cheque to: Market Basket amount $30.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from LP to David Shoemaker. [Shoemaker's letter January 26, 1954] [Filed under S: Individual Correspondence, Box #363.3]
12 February 1954
Prof. David P. Shoemaker
Massacusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge 39, Massachusetts
I am pleased to hear from you. As to your first question, about enneamolybdomanganate ion, at the present time I do not have any plans, for the refinement of the structure. If you want to have one of your men work on the substance, please let me know. I can send you some crystals.
I have checked with Gunnar on the Brillouin section of the sigma phase paper, and have recommended that your discussion be shortened a bit. Also, I have told him that in my opinion the section shout the Curie temperature ought really to be left out. Moreover, I have recommended to him that he check through the whole manuscript again, to see if some additional shortening can be achieved without damage to the paper. With the situation as it is with Acta, I feel pretty sure that the present manuscript would be returned with a request that it be shortened, and I feel that it would be wise to do some of the shortening before submitting the manuscript. Both Gunnar and I think that Acta is the place for it to be published.
A reprint on ferromagnetism is being sent to you separately. Please let me know how you are feeling. I have heard that you got through your illness without any permanent damage, which makes me very happy.
My wife and I have just returned from Honolulu, where we had a three-weeks' stay, in large part vacation. I am putting in most of my time now on the problem of the structure of collagen.
- Letter from LP to Prof. I. M. Kolthoff, University of Minnesota RE: Thanks for sending LP a copy of Kolthoff's letter President Morrill; regrets that he will be unable to travel to Europe this summer. [Filed under K: Individual Correspondence, Box #199.8]
- Letter from Robert Corey to Dr. Otto K. Behrens, cc: LP, The Lilly Research Laboratories RE: Requesting sample of insulin to continue work on the molecular structure of the A and B components of insulin. [Filed under E: Organizational Correspondence, Box #111.4]
- Letter from Zuce Kogan, Director of the Creative Thinking Institute to LP RE: Thanks for letter of January 11, 1954; clarifies his theories about creative thinking and encloses two manuscripts to further explain them. [LP's letter January 11, 1954] [Filed under K: Correspondence 1954, Box #200.19]
- Research Notes by LP RE: Collagen, "Examination of Model." [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: Box # 28R]
- Research Notes by LP RE: Collagen Coordinates, First change. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: Box # 28R]
- Research Notes by LP RE: Collagen. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: Box# 28R]
- AHP writes cheque to Spence (Claremont) Hand Prints amount $13.13 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from G. B. Kistiakowsky to Members of the Section of Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences RE: Elections and ballot information for the National Academy of Sciences; ballot enclosed. [Filed under LP Science: (National Academy of Sciences, 1952-1954), Box #14.020, Folder 20.3]
- Letter from G. L. Clark, University of Illinois RE: Discusses a compilation of a chemical encyclopedia requesting LP write an article about valence. Proposal for encyclopedia enclosed. [LP's reply March 10, 1954] [Filed under C: Individual Correspondence, Box #66.2]
- Letter from LP to McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc. Re: Telling them to send a copy of his book on quantum mechanics to Dr. Gerhard Schmidt in Israel. [Filed under: LP Manuscripts of Books, 1935b.1]
- Letter from LP to President Douglas McGregor, Antioch College, RE: Informs that he has completed his arrangements for visiting Antioch College. Asks for directions and suggests a title for his assembly talk. [Letter from McGregor to LP February 17, 1954] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1954s. 1]
- Letter from Yujiro Tomiie, Osaka University to LP RE: Requesting position as a research associate or scholarships funds to work in LP's lab. [LP's reply March 10, 1954] [Filed under T: Correspondence 1954, Box #410.19]
- Memorandum from R.A. Pasternak to LP. [Filed under LP Science: (Materials re: The Structure and Properties of Collagen, 1951-1955), Box #6.004, Folder 4.13]
To: Dr. Pauling From: R. A. Pasternak Date: February 15, 1954
As a result of a discussion with Dr. Corey and Dr. Schroeder I propose to carry on the following experiments in order to correlate the density, unit cell dimensions, and the chemical composition of a given sample of collagen:
A uniform piece of raw kangaroo tendon is swollen in water and split along the fiber axis. The one half is shredded finely to average out possible variations in composition and used for chemical analysis. The other half, which is reserved for the physical experiments, is slightly stretched to get a straight sample. Both samples are dried to constant weight over a saturated solution of K2C03 (relative humidity 44% at room temperature). The shredded sample will be sent away for a duplicate analysis of C, H, N, and of loosely bound water. The other sample will be photographed in the 10 cm. camera again over a saturated K2C03 solution, finally the density of this sample will be determined by floatation.
R. A. Pasternak
- Research Notes by LP RE: Collagen. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: Box# 28R]
- AHP writes cheque to: College Entrance Examination Board amount $14.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from Clark Foreman, Emergency Civil Liberties Committee to LP RE: Suggestions for a list of questions to ask Einstein during a conference for his 75th birthday [Filed under F Correspondence 1954, Box #128.19]
- AHP writes cheque to: Market Basket amount $25.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from Barret Hollister, Centennial Director, Antioch College, to LP RE: Discusses travel, accommodation and event plans for his visit to the college. [Letter from LP to Hollister March 1, 1954[Filed under LP Speeches: 1954s. 1]
- Letter from Dr. Jerry Donohue to LP RE: brief explanation of experimental equation he used. [Filed under D: Individual Correspondence, Box #96.10]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Llewellyn H. Jones. [Jones' letter February 3, 1954] [Filed under J: Correspondence 1954, Box #192.20]
17 February 1954
Dr. Llewellyn H. Jones
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, N.M.
Dear Dr. Jones:
I am pleased to have your letter of 3 February, and to see the manuscript that you have prepared for submission to the Journal of Chemical Physics. It seems to me that your discussion of your results is satisfactory, and I do not have any suggestions to make. I shall look forward to learning more about the crystal structure of the substance.
- Letter from William V. Consolazio, Program Director for Molecular Biology, National Science Foundation to LP RE: Requests LP's evaluation of enclosed research proposal: Nucleic and Desoxynucleic Acid Fragments by Ray Pepinsky, PA St. College. LP recommends the proposal be funded. [Filed under LP Science: (National Science Foundation: Correspondence, 1947, 1951-1989), Box #14.029, Folder 29.2]
- Letter from Bertha M. Williams to LP RE: An old acquaintance of LP's requesting a Caltech catalog for one of her sons [LP's reply February 26, 1954] [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #444.2]
- Cgr C by breaking two bonds [RNB 27]
- Letter from LP to Dr. J. A. Pople, University of Cambridge RE: LP indicates Pople has included an incorrect reference to The Nature of the Chemical Bond in his note on in the last issue of the Journal of Chemical Physics [Filed under P: Individual Correspondence, Box #309.2]
- Letter from LP to Linus Pauling, Jr. RE: Suggesting Linus Jr. visit Dr. Harold A. Abrahamson in New York at Mt. Sinai as he as an extended an invitation to him through LP. LP and AHP will not go visit Ike and Beth in Berkeley as Beth is not allowed to have visitors. [LP Biographical, Box 5.037, Folder 37.7]
- Letter from S. D. Cornell, National Academy of Sciences to LP RE: The Council of the Academy of Sciences recommends that the Editorial Board consider the desirability of copyrighting the Proceedings and will approve copyrighting if the Editorial Board agrees. [LP reply March 8, 1954] [Filed under LP Science: (National Academy of Sciences, 1952-1954), Box #14.020, Folder 20.3]
- Typescript: The Heats of Sublimation of Boron and Carbon [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles, 1954a.2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Market Basket amount $50.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from David S. Hogness to LP RE: Requesting a recommendation letter from LP for two fellowships; reference forms and report of his most recent isotopic studies on the biosynthesis of -galactosidase [Filed under H Correspondence 1954, Box #166.5]
- Letter from Kil Sang Lee to LP RE: Thanking LP for his letter of January 11, 1954 and asks him about a few chemistry problems concerning water ionization, hydrolysis and ferrous ferricyanide. [LP Reply June 10, 1954] [Filed under L Correspondence 1954, Box #230.20]
- Letter from Dr. Sterling B. Hendricks to LP RE: Hendricks is organizing a program on DNA structure for the spring meeting of the Academy and discusses some details with LP, as he will serve as Chairman of the segment. He wishes LP to determine the program and the speakers and whether Watson or Crick would be better to have (LP notes Crick would be better). [LP's reply February 25, 1954] [Filed under LP Science: (National Academy of Sciences, 1952-1954), Box #14.020, Folder 20.3]
- Letter from LP to Dr. A. V. Astin, Acting Director, National Bureau of Standards RE: Enclosed letter to Wagman about the value of enthalpy of atomic boron given in the Circular. He also thanks the N.B.S. for preparing the book. [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #444.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Donald T. Wagman, National Bureau of Standards. [Wagman's reply March 10, 1954] [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #444.2]
22 February 1954
Dr. Donald T. Wagman
National Bureau of Standards
Washington 25, D.C.
Dear Dr. Wagman:
I am writing to ask about a value in Circular of the National Bureau of Standards 500; namely, the value given for the enthalpy of atomic boron.
On page 13 the enthalpy of atomic boron at 25° C is given as 97.2 kcal/mole. On page 939 the only specific reference for this value is Footnote 2, which reads "2. Calculated."
I have recently been making another effort to decide between the high value and the low value for the heat of sublimation of graphite, and in the course of this work I made a prediction of the heat of sublimation of boron. My predicted value for boron is 126.3 kcal/mole. This is not much different from the value 115 given in 1936 by Bichowsky and Rossini. They say in their book that the value is based upon their estimate of the heat of vaporization of boron.
My value is, however, considerably larger than the value 97.2 given in the Bureau of Standards Bulletin. The fact that your value is recorded to 0.1 kcal/mole suggests that it is more than an estimate. I shall be grateful to you for information on this point, and for your advice as to how much weight I should place on the Bureau of Standards value.
I notice that a considerable number of values have the same specific reference - the designation as calculated. I have not found a statement in the Bulletin about the significance of these values; perhaps you can point it out to me, or tell me what significance should in general be given to them.
With thanks, I am
- Letter from LP to Prof. H. L. Johnston, Ohio State University RE: Requests information about the heat of sublimation of boron. [Reply from Secretary March 8, 1954;Michael Hoch March 9, 1954] [Filed under J: Individual Correspondence 1954, Box #190.2]
- Letter from LP to Prof. P. Goldfinger, UC Berkeley RE: LP asks Goldfinger's opinion on enclosed paper on the heat of sublimation of graphite. [Filed under G Correspondence 1954, Box #140.18]
- Letter from R. V. Bartz, Executive Director, C. I. T., to David T. Shoemaker, M. I. T., cc: LP RE: Informs that LP feels his presence, at the meeting on the structure of metals and alloys, would contribute to its success [Filed under LP Biographical: Box # 1.028, Folder #28.3].
- Letter from J.P. Baumberger to LP RE: Questions about the magnetic properties of hemoglobin after it is added to acid. [Letter from J.P. Baumberger to LP February 23, 1954 reply from LP to Baumberger February 26, 1954] [Filed under B: Correspondence, 1954 Box #37.21]
- Letter from Peter Pauling to LP RE: Thanks for letter, books. Wishes LP a happy birthday [LP's letter February 9, 1954] [LP Biographical, Box 5.042, Folder 42.1]
Thank you for you letter which I was pleased to receive. I had begun to get worried
I can only write a little as I must race to catch the mail and get to sleep. This is a special
MacDougall is the text I used and that must be your copy. Mine is well worn.
I am working rather hard trying to find the absolute measurements. I lose the
spectrometer in five days.
No penguins were sent in December. I shall get on the tail of Heffors. They have not
been sending Science News, nor New Biology nor the Ving Penguins which I asked them to.
Would you like all the past Science News*, about 15 books (30/) and New Biology 9 books (15/)
sent? Do you want the Murder Mysteries?
May I wish you a very happy birthday? I hope the next twenty years bring as much
happiness and excitement as the last twenty.
Much love from
* all available
- Manuscript Notes re: structures of TiB and TiC, February 23, 1954. [Filed under LP Science: (Materials re: Electron Theory and the Structure of Metals and Intermetallic Compounds, 1950-1955), Box #5.003, Folder #3.18]
- LP writes cheque to: Board of Equalization amount $60.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP writes cheque to: WUSF amount $10.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from LP to Ed Hutchings RE: Congratulating Hutchings on his article on chemical biology in the last issue of Engineering and Science. LP suggests one minor change. [Filed under H Correspondence 1954, Box #163.8]
- Telegram from E. S. Carmicheal, Socony Vacuum Laboratories, to LP RE: Inform that they would like a telegram in response to their NaN, Febr letter. [Filed under LP Speeches: 1954s.17]
- AHP writes cheque to: Boys Athletic League amount $2.50 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Foreign Car Service Depot amount $2.66 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Mira Loma Mutual Water Company $7.80 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co. amount $37.95 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Pasadena Star News amount $7.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP writes cheque to: Athenaeum (Caltech) amount $6.82 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP writes cheque to: Beatrice J. Wulf amount $100.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP writes cheque to: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists amount $9.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP writes cheque to: C. P. Swanson, Treasurer, American Society of Naturalists amount $6.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP writes cheque to: H. M. Chemical Co. Ltd. amount $12.58 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP writes cheque to: Roland Maxwell amount $26.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- Letter from Dennis Riley to LP RE: Notifying LP he has sent a gift and informing him that he would like to move to the U. S. and take an academic position there [LP reply March 10, 1954] [Filed under R: Individual Correspondence, Box #329.6]
- Letter from LP to Dr. E. S. Carmichael, Socony-Vacuum Laboratories, RE: Accepts the invitation to speak. [Letter from Carmichael to LP February 4, 1954] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1954s.17]
- Letter from LP to Prof. A. J. C. Wilson, Wales RE: LP believes the interatomic distances in Volume 10 of the Structure Reports are not very accurate and should be redone [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #444.2]
- Letter from LP to Richard Bear RE: Comments on paper in J.A.C.S. about insulin fibrils, asks about different experiment to attempt with the fibrils. [Filed under B: Correspondence, 1954 Box #37.21].
- Letter from LP to Sterling B. Hendricks. [Hendricks' letter to LP February 22, 1954; Hendricks' reply March 3, 1954] [Filed under LP Science: (National Academy of Sciences, 1952-1954), Box #14.020, Folder 20.3]
25 February 1954
Dr. S. B. Hendricks
1118 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland
I am looking forward to the symposium on nucleic acids, about which Dr. Bronk talked with me over the telephone, and I want to thank you for arranging the programs.
First, I do not plan to say anything, except what I need to say while serving as chairman. No time needs to be allotted to me.
You have suggested that the speakers be Watson or Crick, Kalckar, Hershey, Bolton, and Hotchkiss. I suggest that we include both Watson and Crick, and the other four. I have already spoken to Watson, who agrees that this would be satisfactory. I suggested that one of them describe the two-strand structure of DNA, and the other talk about its biological significances. I think that it is up to Watson and Crick to decide between themselves how to divide the whole subject up, and what their titles should be. The other speakers seem to me to be all right.
It is my understanding that Markham is not a very good speaker, and I suppose that it would not be possible to have Davidson from Glasgow or Todd from Cambridge to speak on their respective lines. Bronk mentioned over the telephone that it might be possible to bring an Englishman over. If Todd were going to be elected a Foreign Associate of the Academy this year, then perhaps he should be invited. I think that his work on the chemistry of nucleic acids is the most outstanding that has been done in recent years.
I am looking forward to seeing you and Edith again. Ava Helen and I had thought that we would not come to Washington this year (having got pretty tired of the place in December – except of course, for the stay with you, which bolstered our spirits considerably), but now we plan to come, because of the symposium.
Best regards to all of you.
CC: Dr. Bronk
- Memorandum from R. V. Bartz to LP RE: Discusses the conference titled, The Structure of Metals and Alloys. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #1.028, Folder #28.3]
- Pamphlet: National Academy of Sciences, 91st Annual meeting, April 26-28, 1954 in Washington. D.C. Notes on top of the page say a room was requested April 25th to April 29th. [Filed under LP Science: (National Academy of Sciences, 1952-1954), Box #14.020, Folder 20.3]
- AHP writes cheque to: Alumni Fund C. I. T. amount $10.00 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Southern California Edison Company amount $26.30 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Southern Counties Gas Co. amount $31.13 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- AHP writes cheque to: Tide Water Associated Oil Company amount $19.62 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.022, Folder #2]
- LP Notes to Self RE: "Experimental data and model structures for the insulin molecule"; "The infrared spectra of some optically active and meso-synthetic polypeptides" [Filed under LP Science: Box 10.003, Folder 3.7]
- Letter from LP to Arne Tiselius RE: LP confirms he has sent a copy of his opening lecture to Dr. Sandberg and apologizes for the delay [Tiselius' letter February 10, 1954] [Filed under T: Individual Correspondence, Box #407.5]
- Letter from LP to J. Gillis, Academic Secretary, The Weizmann Institute of Science RE: LP gives a favorable opinion of Dr. Y. Hirschberg and recommends him for promotion. [Gillis' letter January 17, 1954] [Filed under G Correspondence 1954, Box #140.18]
- Letter from LP to J.P. Baumberger RE: Answers to hemoglobin questions. The reactions should be the same if the unpaired electrons on the hemoglobin don't change. LP doesn't have an opinion on whether oxygen changes to hydrogen peroxide and water. [Letter from J.P. Baumberger to LP February 23, 1954, reply from LP to Baumberger February 26, 1954] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #37.21, file: (B correspondence, 1954)]
- Letter from LP to Mrs. Bertha M. Williams RE: LP sends Caltech catalogue to her for her son and provides information about undergraduate chemistry studies at Caltech as well [Williams' letter February 18, 1954] [Filed under W: Correspondence 1954, Box #444.2]
- Configuration of atoms in metals [RNB 27]