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Letter from Ruth B. Shipley to Linus Pauling. February 14, 1952.
Shipley notes that Pauling's passport request has been denied as not being in the "best interest" of the United States. Notes
that his $9.00 application fee will be returned.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Feb 14 1952
In reply refer to
F130-Pauling, Linus Carl
Dr. Linus Carl Pauling,
3500 Fairpoint Street,
Pasadena 8, California.
My dear Dr. Pauling:
In reply to your letter of January 24, 1952, you are informed that your request for a passport has been carefully considered
by the Department. However, a passport of this Government is not being issued to you since the Department is of the opinion
that your proposed travel would not be in the best interests of the United States.
The passport fee of $9.00 which accompanied the application which you executed on October 17, 1951 will be returned to you
at a later date.
R. B. Shipley, Chief,
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