- Check from AHP to Linda Pauling for $125.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956: Box #4.023, Folder #23.2]
- Check from AHP to Ostis Nursery for $9.48. [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1954-February 1956: Box #4.023, Folder #23.2] [Also filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Check Registers, 1951-1960: Box #4.075, Folder #75.5]
- Letter from Charles D. Russell, Charter Oil Company, to LP RE: Requests assistance in finding candidates for open positions within the company. Includes a description of the available job opening. [Letter from LP to Russell January 23, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (R: Correspondence, 1956), #341.2]
- Letter from Crellin Pauling to AHP. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.048, Folder #48.5]
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1956
I arrived with no difficulty, a little late. We came a strange way, over the ocean for a while, then up the Willamette valley. Saw signs of flood damage from the air, just Ike.
Monte was quite pleased with the bracelets; she wears them all the time. One guess what she gave me, the unfortunate thing is that I am more or less committed to wear the damn things, and her Pop apparently makes pretty awful ties. Oh well, life. The rush of the end of the semester is catching up with me, as I slowly realize how much I haven't learned. I have just been going over the German vocabulary, quite a job.
Monte and I are getting rather close, not immoral, but you know what I mean. Probably too close. I am pretty fond of her, and from the way that she talks I judge that she is pretty fond of me. She has started talking about marriage, pretty generally, asks vague questions as to my desires for the religious education of my children, etc. Certainly as far as I am concerned at this stage nothing will come of it, so don't you start worrying. However, I am pretty fond of her.
Jerry brought my razor cord when he came, apparently he found it and thought that I might like to have it.
I trust that you had a good drive down from Berkeley, and had a good time in Berkeley. What furniture did you buy? Love to Daddy and Milton.
- Letter from Dr. Kenneth J. Palmer, Agricultural Research Service, Western Utilization Research Branch, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, to LP RE: Reminds LP that the Western Utilization Research Branch would be grateful if LP would visit during his forthcoming stay at Berkeley. Invites LP to conduct a seminar on a problem with biological implications, such as protein structure, water absorption by proteins, or abnormal hemoglobin. LP's visit can be planned for any day and any time. Would like to take LP on a tour of the laboratory and out to lunch. [Letter from LP to Palmer January 20, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.3]
- Letter from LP to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.042, Folder #42.3]
18 January 1956
Mama and I have spent about ten days in Berkeley. I gave several lectures there, one of them a sort of seminar in biology - except that there were about 500 people present. This talk was on the place of hypothesis in scientific research. Actually, it was mainly a discussion of the stochastic method.
Crellin was home for Christmas. Milton, our nephew, has come back from Philadelphia. He is planning to enter Pasadena City College next month, and he is living with us at present.
Mama and I are going to go to Berkeley again in February, for about ten days. Also, we are going to drive up to Arcata, near Eureka, in northern California, where I am to give a talk on early science in America, at the Humboldt Junior College, in connection with their celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin.
Professor Corey and I are enthusiastic about plans that we have made for attacking the problem of the structure of a crystalline globular protein. I think that it is going to be a hard job, but that it can be done.
While we were in Berkeley we visited the Stanleys. I had dinner with them twice, the first time before Mama had come up (she had stayed in Pasadena for three days, in order to be with Crellin, before he started back to Reed). Professor Stanley mentioned to me that you were trying to get a fellowship to come to his laboratory to work on electron microscopy. He said that he felt that the laboratory would give you a postdoctoral fellowship, in case that you did not obtain an outside one. I don't know whether he thought that I would tell you this or not.
Dr. Dintzis, in a letter to me, mentioned a densitometer permitting x-ray diffraction spots on photographs to be measured to within 2%. I am not sure what sort of an instrument he had in mind. We make use almost entirely of visual estimates of intensities. Can you tell me how you measure intensities on your protein photographs? Is there a densitometer on the market that can be used for this purpose?
We are looking forward to your return. Mama thinks that we might come to see you get your doctor's degree next June, or perhaps just come for a trip.
- Letter from LP to Professor George S. Parks, Stanford University, RE: LP and AHP will stop in Stanford on February 23-24. LP will be giving some lectures at Berkeley and they are going to stay for a day with the Steffans. If this is a suitable time, offers to give a seminar talk, as he agreed several months ago to stop in Stanford for this purpose. [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.3]
- Letter from LP to Professor William J. Wasserman, Chemistry Dept., Humboldt State College, RE: Accepts Wasserman's invitation to speak at the Sigma Xi installation at Humboldt on February 18. Suggests the title "The Structure of Proteins." Sure that there will not be any conflict between this event and the reception earlier that day. [Letter from Wasserman to LP January 12, 1956] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.6]
- Letter from LP to W.H. Freeman, W.H. Freeman & Co., Publishers, RE: Has decided not to publish a reprint of The Structure of Line Spectra. The nomenclature was changed just after the book was set up in print and the material is 26 years out of date. What is needed is a new edition, but LP is too far from the field of line spectroscopy to work on a new edition. Recommends that they give up the plan. [Filed under LP Books: (The Structure of Line Spectra), #1930b.6]
- Letter from Patrick E. Curnin, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, to LP RE: Inquires about the possibility of Ignacia S. Salcedo of University of the Philippines visiting Caltech in February. [Letter from Curnin to LP January 27, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1956), #379.4]
- Letter from S. Karagulla, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, RE: Discusses his thoughts on the study of abnormal mental phenomena, specifically hallucinations and illusions. Requests that LP consider him for any open "clinician" position in LP's research team. [Letter from LP to Karagulla January 29, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1956), #200.21]
- Letter from Sister M. Liguori, St. Scholastica's College, to LP RE: Requests materials concerning LP's work for use in a scientific museum at St. Scholastica's. Also requests names and addresses of other Nobelists. [Letter from LP to Liguori March 6, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (L: Correspondence), #231.2]
- Note from Frank B. Kozacik to LP RE: Asks for information on salt-producing actions of alkali soils and their possible similarities with salt production in humans. [Letter from LP to Kozacik January 20, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1956), #200.21]
- Note from Robert D. Williamson to LP RE: Agrees with and comments on LP's remarks on the subject of the existence of God. [Letter from LP to Williamson February 6, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1956), #444.4]
- Proposal Review No. P-2060 RE: LP judges that Professor Brown will continue to be a good worker, that the problem he wants to investigate is a good one, and that the resources of Purdue University are adequate. [Letter from Kirner to LP January 12, 1956] [Filed under LP Science: National Science Foundation: Correspondence, 1947, 1951-1989: Box #14.029, Folder #29.3]
- Proposed Itinerary: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis [Filed under LP Travel: Box #1.002, Folder #2.1]
- Research Notebook of LP RE: Memorandum: LP to R.B. Corey, re: determination of the structure of crystalline globular proteins, January 18, 1956, pp. 51-54. [Filed under LP Research Notebooks: 28R]