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Letter from Linus Pauling to Jacob Papish. December 17, 1936.
Pauling writes to accept the Baker Lectureship residency at Cornell University.
December 17, 1936
Professor J. Papish
Ithaca, New York
Dear Professor Papish:
I am very glad to write that I was granted leave of absence for the Fall term of 1937-8
by the Executive Council of this Institute yesterday, and that I accordingly accept
your Invitation to me to deliver the Baker Lectures at that time. The lectures will
cover the general field of valence and molecular structure, and the series may be
given the title "The Nature of the Chemical Bond". I plan to arrive in Ithaca shortly
before September 30th, 1937.
I wish to apologize for our delay in reaching this decision, and to express my thanks
to you and your colleagues for inviting me to Cornell.
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