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Correspondence between Gustav and Lillian Huber Albrecht and Linus and Ava Helen Pauling

Identifier: 2017-00003

Content Description

A small collection of correspondence between Gustav and Lillian Huber Albrecht with Linus Pauling and his wife, Ava Helen. A few other papers, a small apparatus and a few Pauling's are also included in the collection.

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Deed of Gift - Trust of Jeannette Huber Donor Information The provenance for the Deed of Gift of Linus Pauling materials from the Jeannette Huber Trust to The Caltech Archives is as follows: Jeannette Huber passed away on February 9, 2017. Jeannette became associated with Linus Pauling and his wife Ava Helen through her sister Lillian Huber Albrecht and Lillian’s husband Gus Albrecht. Jeannette shared a home in Altadena with Lillian and Gus and remained in that home after each of their deaths. Nancy Lugosi is Jeannette and Lillian’s niece and trustee of Jeannette’s trust, which includes her Altadena home. In preparing for the sale of Jeannette’s Altadena home, Nancy came across materials associated with Linus Pauling from Lillian and Gus’ and Jeannette’s personal collections and felt they should be part of the archives at Caltech. Nancy’s daughter and Jeannette’s great-niece, Lynne Lugosi Sparks, delivered the materials to The Caltech Archives on March 20, 2017. It is the understanding of Jeannette’s family that Gus may have participated with Linus Pauling on studies conducted at Caltech, but that they also corresponded on scientific work and non-scientific work outside of Caltech. Gus and Lillian were also friends and interacted socially with Ava Helen and Linus Pauling. The donation includes personal and professional correspondence, photos, books (some of which are autographed by Linus Pauling), and papers written by Gustav Albrecht during his time at Caltech. Although not a complete family tree, please see the chart below to clarify the parties described above. Lillian Huber Albrecht Jeannette Huber Marie Huber Beauchamp (married to Gustav Albrecht) ↓ ↓ ↓ (no children) (no children) Nancy Beauchamp Lugosi ↓ Lynne Lugosi Sparks ↓ Friends of Ava Helen and Linus Pauling

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