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Letter from James Conant to Linus Pauling. February 20, 1929.
Conant writes to invite Pauling to visit Harvard University and to express his desire the Pauling leave Caltech to join the Harvard chemistry staff.





Feb. 20,

Dear Dr. Pauling,

We are hoping that you are going to be able to come in and visit the Harvard department of chemistry for a few days in the near future. Mrs. Conant and I would like to have you stay with us during the time of your Cambridge visit. Our house is right next door to the new laboratory and I think you would find it a convenient headquarters for your tour of inspection. Just let us know when you will arrive. We have plenty of room and will consider it a great pleasure if you will arrange to stay with us.

I hope to be able to tell you person how anxious I am to have you join the staff. Inspite of all the claims on your heart of California and Cal. Tech, I think you will find much of interested here and much to convince you that there is a rather unusual opportunity for your scientific work here at Harvard.

Very sincerely,

James B. Conant

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