AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
July 8, 1931
Professor Linus Pauling
California Inst, of Technology-
Dear Professor Pauling:
Since our Secretary, Dr. Charles L. Parsons, is absent in Europe, I take this very
pleasant opportunity myself to inform you of the decision of the jury on the "American
Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, Initiated by A. C. Langmuir". I have just
been informed by the committee that you have been chosen as the first recipient of
the prize to be awarded at the Buffalo meeting of the American Chemical Society.
I beg you to read the rules concerning this prize as published in the Journal of the
American Chemical Society, May number, page 37; also in the News Edition of the Journal
of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry for April 10, 1931. You will notice that we
have to have your acceptance of the prize before it can be made public. I beg you,
therefore, to communicate with me your decision as soon as you can.
Please accept my personal congratulations.