- Check from AHP to Edward Hawks for $350.00. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1957-December 1959), Box #4.025, Folder #25.2]
- Check from AHP to Fuller Brush Company for $4.42. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Business and Financial: Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, December 1957-December 1959), Box #4.025, Folder #25.2]
- Letter from Arthur Schulert to LP, RE: Schulert is enclosing Tables 3 and 4 and apologizes that they were previously omitted due to a printing error. The Cs-137 picture is also enclosed. Schulert's concern with Cs-137 is with the internal contribution. [LP's reply March 11, 1959] [Filed under LP Peace: (Materials re: Strontium-90, June 1959-November 1959), Box #7.012, Folder #12.17]
- Letter from Dr. Alois Kisser, Ofterreichifche Nationalbibliothek, to LP RE: Asks him for his portrait as a gift to the Portrait Collection of the Austrian National Library, tells about their collection, gives directions for the portrait and bibliography, and asks him to write the notes by hand for their autograph collection. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1959), #201.3]
- Letter from Ernest Weill to LP, RE: Weill asks LP if he is understanding LP's ideas about the World Peace Research Organization correctly. Weill thinks that the "Research Organization" makes world peace seem like something that is an object of research and should therefore belong in a place where research is generally done, like in a university setting. [LP's reply February 27, 1959] [Filed under LP Peace: (Materials re: World Peace Research Organization, 1958-1960), Box #6.003, Folder #3.1]
- Letter from LP to Clinton Hunt, RE: LP prefers not to give blanket permission to publish letters that he has written to Hunt. LP wants Hunt to ask him if there are any excerpts that he would specifically like to publish. LP does not think that there is any part of their correspondence that is worth publishing. [Hunt's telegram January 22, 1959] [Filed under LP Peace: (Materials re: World Peace Research Organization, 1958-1960), Box #6.003, Folder #3.1]
- Letter from LP to Crellin Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.048, Folder #48.7]
26 January 1959
Dear Crellie and Lucy,
Mommie and I were happy to see you.
When we got back home we found a letter from President Sullivan, inviting me to give the commencement address. Apparently your nomination of me was favorably received by the senior class. I have written saying that I shall be happy to give the commencement address on 7 June. It will be fine to come to Portland and to be there when you graduate.
I enclose a card that was signed by everybody except you two. Will you please sign it, and return it to me. It is the one that was sent to Mrs. Auge. Mama thought that you two had signed it. Please do this at once, because I do not want her to know that I forgot about it while we were with you - it was in my pocket.
- Letter from LP to Crellin Pauling. [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #5.048, Folder #48.7]
26 January 1959
I have checked up with the biologists here about the University of Oregon. Horowitz says that Novick is a very good man. He works in the field of bacterial genetics. Perhaps he has some other things going on, too.
If there is someone else that you would like me to check up on, please let me know.
- Letter from LP to Dr. Everett L. Millard, CURE RE: Says he would like to inspect a prepublication copy of Freedom in a Federal World, their forthcoming report, and comment on it. [Letters from Millard to LP January 16, 1959, February 17, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1959), #75.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. John Field, University of California Medical Center RE: LP thanks Field for providing the information he requested about the regulations on medical students as experimental subjects in physiological studies. [Filed under LP Science: Orthomolecular Medicine and Mental Health: Materials re: Ford Foundation grants for the study of mental disorders, 1955-1956: Box #11.089, Folder #89.14]
- Letter from LP to Helene Wilson RE: Thanks Wilson for her comments on LP's book. Says he is sorry to hear of Dr. Wilson's recent hip injury. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1959), #444.7]
- Letter from LP to Henry Neumann, The Ethical Outlook, RE: Comments on a false description made of him in the review of his book, No More War! in The Ethical Outlook. Gives a corrected description and provides an autobiographical sketch. [Filed under LP Books: 1958b3.1]
- Letter from LP to Lloyd Chandler RE: Looks forward to talking to him when he's in LA, hopes he can let him know about the period of his visit before hand, says he will be away a few days during the next couple of months, but says he can rearrange his schedule if he knew when Chandler was coming. [Note from Chandler to LP January 14, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1959), #75.2]
- Letter from LP to M. Slade Kendrick, Cornell University, RE: Requests a change in the scheduled times and dates for his messenger lectures in October. Discusses present conflicts in his schedule. [Letter from Kendrick to LP January 22, 1959, Letter from Kendrick to LP February 6, 1959] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1959s3.5]
- Letter from LP to Peter RE: Requests that Peter send a check to Victor Gollanez to cover his bill for 11s 6d. [Filed under LP Books: 1958b3.1]
- Letter from LP to Professor Arthur H. Livermore, Division of Mathematics and Natural Science, Reed College RE: Says he is sorry that they didn't visit him during their trip to Oregon, says they learned too late that Livermore was expecting them, says he and AHP are both sorry, tells about seeing Crellin, and says he has accepted President Sullivan's invitation to give Reed's commencement address this year. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (L: Correspondence, 1959), #231.5]
- Letter from LP to Professor Fred Allen, Chemistry Department, Purdue University. [Letter from Allen to LP January 18, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Allen, Fred, 1955-1959), #5.4]
26 January 1959
Professor Fred Allen
I am happy to have received your letter. Ava Helen and I just got back yesterday from a week's trip to Oregon. During the first half of the week I participated in Religious Evaluation Week at Eugene. The University is somewhat unusual in having a Department of Religion, and it was the Professor of Religion who had invited me to come. I was worked very hard—on one of the three days I spoke for six hours. I took over a number of classes during the three days, in subjects such as Far Eastern affairs, psychology, genetics (also the joint physics and chemistry seminar), had three fireside chats in sororities, with another sorority and two fraternities invited in each, participated in the coffee-hour discussion, gave the weekly assembly address and a forum lecture, and talked with many people. Then Ava Helen and I drove up to La Grande, and I gave an assembly talk at Eastern Oregon College. We returned to Portland and flew home.
I have just received an invitation from Reed College to give the commencement address on Sunday, 7 June 1959 . Crellin will graduate then. I also gave the commencement address at Reed in 1954; when Linda graduated. My subject this time is to be morality.
We all had a fine time in Honolulu. There were nineteen of us—Ava Helen and I, our four children and their spouses, and nine grandchildren. Peter seems to be happy. He has a permanent job in the University of London—he is Lecturer in Chemistry in University College. He apparently plans to hold it for several years, although we have been hoping that he would get a job in an American university. He teaches the first year lab course in inorganic chemistry, which is partially qualitative and quantitative analysis and partially preparative inorganic chemistry, and he carries on research in the field of x-ray crystallography. He is in Nyholm's department.
I agree with you that the Purdue exam books were better when they were 8 1/2 x 11 inches. There is not much encouragement offered to a student now to write well.
I am planning to revise College Chemistry this year, and should like to have your advice. Thanks for the correction on page 176—I have already noted it.
I am thinking of the possibility of rewriting the book in such a way that the first half or two thirds would be based entirely on the parts of the periodic table involving elements not more than four removed from a noble gas—that is, the two short periods and the corresponding elements in the long periods. The discussion of atomic and molecular structure would also he similary [sic] restricted, and correspondingly simple. Then, in the last part of the hook, the extensions necessary to consider the transition elements would he made. It seems to me that this treatment might make the teaching of modern chemistry considerably simpler than it is at present, when the student is introduced to all of the complexities at one time. What do you think of this idea?
Also, I should he grateful if you would send me any suggestions that you could, and can find time to.
Our research program on mental deficiency is moving along well. We think that we have discovered some new diseases that produce mental deficiency. Most mental deficiency remains undiagnosed. To discover the diseases and to understand their chemical nature is the first step toward discovering some treatment.
It surely is interesting that one of your Purdue boys should have resigned from his job at Reynolds Metal to become superintendent of a Presbyterian children's home. I think that many thoughtful people find the working big organizations to he unsatisfying—perhaps they are not cut out to be organization men.
Please give our best regards to Erna.
- Letter from LP to Professor Michael Kasha, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University RE: Says he has been looking forward to seeing the manuscript of his book on valence, says he would be pleased if he published it with the Freeman series even if it will not be finished until April, says he has heard a rumor that Kasha is planning to write a monograph about the excited state of atoms and molecules, suggests W. H. Freeman and Company publish it as well, and talks about his trip. [Letter Kasha to LP February 18, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1959), #201.3]
- Letter from LP to Raymond Simpson, RE: LP accepts the invitation to be one of the three speakers at the award dinner of the United World Federalists of Southern California. LP thanks Simpson for this honor. [Letters from Simpson 1959, March 27, 1959] [Filed under LP Peace: (Assorted Peace Groups, St-Wa), Box #4.015, Folder #15.4]
- Letter from LP to Richard H. Sullivan, Reed College, RE: Accepts the invitation to be the guest speaker at the 1959 Reed College commencement exercises. Suggests the title of his speech to be, "Morality." [Letter from Sullivan to LP January 21, 1959, Letter from Sullivan to LP January 27, 1959] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1959s2.1]
- Letter from LP to William Weniger, Oregon State College, RE: Informs that he would be pleased to be put onto Weniger's mailing list. Discusses his recent visit to Oregon. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Oregon State College: Correspondence, 1959), #298.4]
- Letter from Thomas Nickerson, University of Hawaii, to LP RE: Requests that LP send a photograph of himself and a message of congratulation to Laurence Snyder on his inauguration as sixth president of the University. [Letter from LP to Snyder January 28, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1959), #380.3]
- Memo from LP to Professor Swift RE: Tells about his telephone conversation with Professor Löwdin, says Löwdin's schedule is so tight that he can't come to Pasadena, tells how Löwdin is interested in the possibility of the appointment in quantum mechanics, says he asked about being given an appointment for three months out of the year so he could go back to Sweden the rest of the time, tells how he said Cal Tech probably wasn't interested in that possibility, and says Löwdin will give serious consideration to an offer from Cal Tech because he is considering moving to the U. S. [Memo from LP to Swift January 12, 1959] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (Lowdin, Per-Olov), #218.4]