JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
February 26, 1931.
Dr. Linus Pauling,
California Institute of Technology,
Your manuscript entitled "The Nature of the Chemical Bond" - received on February
17 - has now been examined by a Referee familiar with the field and his report is
favorable to its publication, although he states that a really definitive conclusion
on his part as to the merits of the manuscript would require a study of several weeks.
Ordinarily, I should feel that the speculative nature of the subject matter of this
manuscript, as well as its considerable length, would make it imperative that the
more careful and time-consuming examination spoken of by the Referee should be given
it. However, at the moment, we are in the somewhat unusual condition of being caught
up with our supply of material, and it appears that your manuscript can be included
in the April issue without displacing other deserving manuscripts. Under these circumstances,
I am inclined to accept your manuscript for publication and shall hope to be able
to include it in that number of the Journal.
Arthur B. Lamb.