Issued under the Editorial Direction of the
American Chemical Society
Fort Worth, Texas
March 13, 1928
Professor Linus Pauling,
Gates Chemical Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
My dear Dr. Pauling,
Your letter of March 2 has just reached me. I am sorry that I did not have it
earlier since I might then have stopped at Pasadena to discuss the entire question
with you. I am now, however, on my way east and cannot do so.
I am sure that your manuscript on the application of the quantum mechanics to
the case of hydrogen would make a very welcome addition to the May number of this
journal which will be devoted entirely to atomic structures and related questions,
which papers by Dushman, Harkins, and Emerson and perhaps others. I hope that you
can make a special effort to complete it by the first of April and not later than
the fifth. Please remember that this is a review journal and that most readers are
not familiar with the subject. This does not in any sense mean that the papers should
be "popular" but they should contain a sufficiently broad survey of the field to give
background to the reader. If this material has been given as a graduate course I am
sure it will meet this suggestion.
I hope that enough time remains so that you can let me have the manuscript. If
necessary I should be willing to postpone publication for a few days or a week in
order to include your paper in this special number, but that would not be desirable.