Professor Linus Pauling,
California Institute of Technology,
Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry,
28th August, 1951
Dear Professor Pauling,
It was nice to hear from you on returning from holiday yesterday.
I am sorry that Oster is rather misinformed about our intentions with regard to nucleic
acid. Wilkins and others are busily engaged in working out the interpretation of
the desoxyribosenucleic acid X-ray photographs and it would not be fair to them, or
to the efforts of the laboratory as a whole, to-hand these over to you. Wilkins
has, of course, obtained a good deal of information already from his optical studies
and it is natural that he should wish to carry through the X-ray investigations.
I was not able to attend the Gordon Conference which opened at New Hampton yesterday
but Wilkins is attending and will be talking about his optical work.
With very best wishes,