- Abstract of ‘The Biological Aspects of Phenylketonuria’, by Kenneth N. F. Shaw, APHA meeting. [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1961) Box # 1961s2 Folder #1961s2.10]
- Balance for Petty Cash Accounting, equaling $10.34. [Filed under LP Biographical: (California Institute of Technology: Assorted Financial Materials, 1945-1965), Box #1.032, Folder #32.5]
- Check stub written by Linus Pauling RE: $15,000.00, dated 26 June 1961 to Peter Pauling. [Filed under LP Safe: Drawer #2, Folder #2.039]
- Letter from Angus Cameron, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., to LP, RE: Asks is LP would be able to read proofs of a book by Gerald Piel, publisher of Scientific American, and comment on them. Attachment: Summary of Gerard Piel and his book Science in the Case of Man. [Letter from LP to Mr. Cameron, June 30, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5]
- Letter from C.S. Burchill, Victoria Branch, World Federalists of Canada, to LP, RE: Thanks LP for his letter of June 19th. Burchill is happy that LP may be able to visit, and would recommend the second half of September, as LP suggested. The Victoria Federalists cannot afford to pay an honorarium, but they would take care of all of LP's expenses. Burchill hopes that LP will give them a firm date some time soon. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1960-1962), #445.2]
- Letter from D. P. Craig, University College London, to LP RE: Explains his belief that the molecular orbital concept can be useful to chemists. Says he will append sketches of additions to be made to LP’s book to introduce the molecular orbital concept. [Letters from LP to Craig June 14, 1961, July 13, 1961] [Filed under LP Books: Unpb8.1 & 1960b6.3]
- Letter from Frederic F. Mellen, Consulting Geologist, to Mrs. Vera Moore Squires, RE: Mellen thanks Squires for the material sent earlier. He believes that LP has been judged guilty by association, but is signing the appeal to the United Nations because things are getting out of hand. He thinks that further action should be taken in the state of Mississippi, because it is easier to change things there than on a national level. His copy of LP’s petition is being sent, so that Squires may sign it and return it to him for more signatures. Attachment: Note, “Kalven article and Oslo Statement sent to Frederic F. Mellen and Mrs. Vera Moore Squires.” [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Correspondence, 1959-1961), #258.3]
- Letter from Harold Strauss, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., to LP, RE: Appreciates the time LP spent reading the proofs of Yestermorrow, and confesses that he has received mixed responses to it. He will take up LP’s criticisms with the author when he returns from abroad. [Letter from LP to Mr. Strauss, June 23, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (K: Correspondence, 1957-1962), #201.5]
- Letter from John Barrow to LP, RE: Barrow is asking LP for a copy of the Oslo Statement so that he may send it to the local newspaper as they did not run an article on the Conference. [Reply from LP July 13, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.004, Folder #4.4]
- Letter from LP to Christina Wahrolen, RE: LP thanks Wahrolen for her contribution of $100.00 to the Conference. LP is enclosing two copies of the Oslo Statement. LP also is asking Wahrolen to talk with Mr. Chandler about the possibility of circulating this statement in Sweden. LP has 30,000 copies printed and could send them to Wahrolen or someone else in Sweden to circulate them. [Wahrolen’s letter April 19, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.001, Folder #1.4]
- Letter from LP to D. K. McCrimmon, Trans-Canada Air Lines. RE: Informs him that the handling of his claim is not satisfactory. Informs him that the refund should be $8.14 each for LP and AHP. Requests that another check for $8.14 be sent. [Letter from McCrimmon June 20, 1961] [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1961) Box # 1961s2 Folder #1961s2.7]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Dwight J. Ingle, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine RE: LP is pleased to be asked to submit his talk, but he has decided not to until he has thought about the subject more. Right now he doesn’t have the time. [Letter from Ingle to LP June 19, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Correspondence, 1960-1963), #314.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. L. N. Swink and M. Atoji, Iowa State University. RE: Read their paper on the crystal structure of triethylendeiamine nickel nitrate with interest. Writes about a minor point of nomenclature. [Filed under LP Correspondence (S: Correspondence, 1961): Box #381 Folder #381.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. R. K. Mishra, Institutionen för Medicinsk Fysik, Karolinska Institutet, RE: LP is sorry to say that the new edition of Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, referred to in The Nature of the Chemical Bond, has not been published yet due to problems with the manuscript, and it is not known when it will be published. [Letter from Mishra to LP, June 20, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (M: Correspondence, 1959-1961), #258.3]
- Letter from LP to Esther Chase RE: Apologizes because he cannot send a copy of his talk to O’Connor since he gave the talk without a manuscript. [Letter from Chase to LP May 20, 1961] [Filed under LP Science: (The National Foundation, 1959-1962), Box #14.024, Folder #24.1]
- Letter from LP to Evelyn Huston, RE: Believes that it would be worthwhile to bind the thesis of Richard M. Bozorth. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1958-1961), #39.4]
- Letter from LP to Frank Rosenblum, RE: LP thinks that Rosenblum avoided answering the issues raised in LP’s letter of June 15th. LP does not like that in Rosenblum’s letter did not say a word about LP’s criticism of the implementation statement of Sane. [Rosenblum’s letter June 21, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (SANE: Materials regarding Dodd Committee Investigation and Subsequent Controversy Over Membership of Communists in SANE, 1960-1962), Box #4.004, Folder #4.3]
- Letter from LP to Freddy Paine RE: LP thanks Paine for the copy of the Correspondence article and looks forward to seeing the pamphlet. LP encloses two copies of the Oslo Statement and asks if the statement can be included in the mailings for Correspondence. [Letter from Paine to LP June 21, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: Assorted Non-Pauling Peace Materials: Articles, Typescripts, Pamphlets, Booklets, Br-El: Box #8.002, Folder #2.2]
- Letter from LP to Gordin Kaplan, RE: LP thanks Kaplan for the check for $25.00 that Kaplan contributed to the efforts for peace. [Filed under LP Peace: (Correspondence re: circulation and signing of An Appeal to Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, April-December, 1961), Box #5.013, Folder #13.1]
- Letter from LP to Linus Pauling, Jr. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Family Correspondence: Linus Carl Pauling, Jr., 1957-1974), Box #5.038, Folder #38.3]
26 June 1961
I am moved to write to tell you again how much I like the pin of two superimposed Kekule structures for benzene that you gave me on my birthday.
I have worn it everyday now, since receiving it - for nearly four months. I wear it in my tie, as I did when I first received it. For a few days I wore it in my lapel, but I decided that I liked better having it in my tie.
I feel that this symbol represents my work as well as any could, and I am happy that you should have had it made and have given it to me.
Mama and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary yesterday, by forgetting about it. She reminded me of it at about six o'clock in the evening, as we were driving to Los Angeles to have dinner with some friends. We had stopped in to see Dr. MacMillan in the afternoon, to help him celebrate his ninetieth birthday. Mrs. MacMillan died about two years ago. Dr. MacMillan is in moderately good shape. I doubt that he lays down any permanent memories anymore. Edwin was there, and John, who is Catherine MacMillan’s son. Catherine will come in next month, on a visit. Her husband is Professor of Aeronautics at Johns Hopkins.
Much love from,
- Letter from LP to Martin Karplus RE: Sends congratulations and best wishes to Mr. And Mrs. Karplus on their recent marriage. [Announcement from Porterfield to LP June 16, 1961] [Filed under LP Books: Unpb.8]
- Letter from LP to Miss Ellen Rudes, Chairman, Convocations Board, State University College of Education, RE: LP says that he is pleased Rudes invited him to speak at the convocation of the College of Education at Buffalo some time during the coming academic year. LP says he is sorry but cannot accept any more speaking engagements as his schedule is already full. LP encloses two copies of the Oslo Statement and asks if he should send a large number for distribution. [Letter from Rudes to LP: May 12, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence (R: Correspondence, 1961) #342.2]
- Letter from LP to R. Dale Haskin, U.S. Forest Service, RE: Encloses his check for $300 for Haskin’s salary as ranch manager. Asks if Haskin received his salary check for the last three months, because LP can find no record of paying him. Writes that he is so busy that he is not sure when he will be able to come to the ranch, but hopes to do so in about two weeks. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Deer Flat Ranch: Correspondence, 1957-1995), Box #4.047, Folder #47.1]
- Letter from LP to Shirley Bird, RE: LP is sorry to say that his schedule for the upcoming year is very full and he does not think he will be able to take part in the Speakers Program of the Texas Union at the University of Texas. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Correspondence, 1956-1963), #411.6]
- Letter from LP to William Esslinger, RE: LP and AHP want to thank Esslinger for his contribution to the Claremore Fund for support of the Conference. LP is enclosing two copies of the Oslo Statement. LP and AHP think that the Oslo Conference was a thorough success. [Esslinger’s letter April 19, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.001, Folder #1.4]
- Letter from LP to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences RE: LP discusses a publication error in one of the papers that he had communicated for publication. [Filed under LP Science: (National Academy of Sciences, 1955-1969), Box #14.021, Folder #21.4]
- Letter from Peter Pauling to LP and AHP. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Family Correspondence: Peter Jeffress Pauling, 1960-1974), Box #5.044, Folder #44.2]
Monday 26 June, 1961
Thank you for the telegram. I am beginning negotiations for this house. It is a compromise in some ways, but I think a fairly good one.
The advantages are that it is in an ideal position. It is on the west end of the terrace of houses opposite where we are now; that is it is a semidetached house with a path around the side to the back. The garden is nice and the communal garden of a couple of acres behind the house is magnificent, the best of these gardens with open grass and clumps of bushes and trees. Not too prim and not too rough. The end house is a little bigger than the terraced houses, though not much. The house has five floors; an open basement, three good floors and two rooms in the attic. I think we would live primarily on the ground floor and the basement. There are three trees in the front on the street side, and a couple of trees in the gardens on either side. It is very aesthetic. Trees are a mixed blessing as they cut out light and drop leaves but all told I am in favour of them. It is a very nice looking house. We would have to do some work on the basement, put in an electrically heated floor of concrete in the basement (absolute necessity in London clay) and a good kitchen and bathroom. The house is number 79 Elgin Crescent. The house is I think in quite good repair, though I shall be sure shortly.
The disadvantages are that the house is leasehold - that is, after 67 years it belongs to someone else. The ground rent is $25 a year. This is not a real disadvantage and I think we shall be able to buy the freehold for a few hundred dollars. Possibly not. The other and more important disadvantage is that there are sitting tenants on the first floor and in the attic. This is a nuisance but I think a good investment. There is a good chance of getting rid of the tenants in a reasonable time, the old girl in the attic will be moved to an old folks home and the people on the first floor may move. The point is that we can live on the bottom two floors plus my study on the second and the lowering of the purchase price due to these tenants makes it a good investment to wait for them to go. The owner wants to go to Australia and so time is on our side.
I do not know what the best thing to do about money. I think this house is a good investment; houses in big cities are going up in value though I think we have missed the great rapid upsurge in prices here in London. I can borrow about half the amount of money I need to do it from my bank, I think. At 6% or 6½%. That is cheaper than a mortgage from a building company or someone. Now if you wish to invest your money somewhere else, I can borrow half or so from the bank. Also, interest on borrowed money is tax deductable by me, but of course you must pay tax at a higher rate on the interest so I suppose there is not much point in my paying you interest but there is point in paying the bank interest. I shall ask my lawyer what the cheapest way is, but it probably should be the cheapest way for you. I think property in central London is a good investment. Rents per floor for a house vary from about £3 unfurnished for friends to about £10 furnished.
The point is that we can live quite well on the three free floors, without contact with these tenants. Their rent at present totals $470 a year, which just pays the taxes for the city and a sort of income tax. When the tenants move, which they must sometime, the capital value of the house will go up by $5000.
I think I can drive a better bargain by being able to pay cash on the nail. Mortgages are very hard to get on these houses, because there are too many standard, suburban houses which are so safe. Capital is getting tight here now.
It is a beautiful house and an excellent position. The thing to do is to fix the basement and ground floor for us, and later when these tenants are moved out to do another good job on the upper part. They are a nuisance, but I think they do not upset life really and the house and its position are so nice that it is worth it.
I have been working fairly hard. Lot to do. I have been seeing a fellow named Fletcher twice a week and talking about me. We have accomplished quite a lot and I am very optimistic. Perhaps Julia can go to him later. His attitude about people is very good, it would help her a lot if she paid attention. I am feeling that I can live with her quite happily. The children are loves. Thomas is really quite smart. He is nice. Sarah is a rough tough kid. She will be a tart.
- Newspaper Clipping: “Ease Tensions, Asks Eaton Farm Rally.” Cleveland Plain Dealer. [Filed under AHP Correspondence: Eaton, Anne, 1961, Box#1.005, Folder#5.16]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Test Resumption Wanted,” New York Times, June 26, 1961. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Articles and Newspaper Clippings re: Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, 1960-1966), Box #2.023, Folder #23.20]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Women Key to Peace, Eaton Rally Is Told.” The Cleveland Press. [Filed under AHP Correspondence: Eaton, Anne, 1961, Box#1.005, Folder#5.16]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Women’s Peace Role Eaton Rally Theme,” by Helen Waterhouse. Akron Beacon Journal. [Filed under AHP Correspondence: Eaton, Anne, 1961, Box#1.005, Folder#5.16]
- Note from Mrs. Davis to LP, RE: Informs LP that Dr. Davis has already left for Europe, and that this book was already sent to the printer. She will send them his statements. [Letter from LP to Dr. Davis, June 21, 1961] [Letter from LP to Mrs. Davis and to Dr. Davis, June 29, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (D: Correspondence, 1960-1966), #99.2]
- Receipt from First Western Bank and Trust Company for a deposit of $15,000. [Filed under LP Safe: Drawer #2, Folder #2.039]
- Receipt from First Western Bank to LP RE: “Receipt Portion.” For a deposit. $2,050.75. [Envelope 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Box #4.030, Folder #30.1]