May 27, 1948
Dr. Warren Weaver
The Rockefeller Foundation
56, Curzon street
London, W. l
I was glad to receive your letter—although it doesn't take the place of seeing you.
As to my working too hard, I still have a few speaking engagements to be filled, but
then there is a good stretch when my time will be free. Part of my trouble, of course,
is due to the fact that I am deeply interested in my new theory of metals, and I want
to get the consequences of the new idea worked out before I get back to Pasadena and
start in again on biological things. My lectures this term are on intermolecular
forces and biological specificity, but I have been devoting my research time to metals.
It is fine that The Foundation has made the new grant to us—I am sure that something
well worth while will come of it.
Dictated by Dr. Pauling
but signed in his absence.