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Page 2Letter from Linus Pauling to Jerry Donohue. February 10, 1953.
Pauling thanks Dr. Donohue for the list of interatomic distances and further discusses
the subject. He mentions that he is looking forward to Donohue's manuscript on helical
structures. He also encloses a copy of his Solvay Congress paper for Donohue to review.
Pauling discusses, at length, the details of nucleic acid structure with regards to
phosphate grounds and hydrogen bonds. He also suggests that Donohue should seriously
consider a job at USC, expressing his high opinion of the school. Pauling likewise
mentions that he has recommended that the Guggenheim Foundation increase the grants
awarded, which will benefit Donohue.
Date: February 10, 1953
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