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Letter from Linus Pauling to Jacob Papish. December 17, 1936.
Pauling writes to accept the Baker Lectureship residency at Cornell University.


December 17, 1936

Professor J. Papish

Chemistry Department

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Dear Professor Papish:

I am very glad to write that I was granted leave of absence for the Fall term of 1937-8 by the Executive Council of this Institute yesterday, and that I accordingly accept your Invitation to me to deliver the Baker Lectures at that time. The lectures will cover the general field of valence and molecular structure, and the series may be given the title "The Nature of the Chemical Bond". I plan to arrive in Ithaca shortly before September 30th, 1937.

I wish to apologize for our delay in reaching this decision, and to express my thanks to you and your colleagues for inviting me to Cornell.

Sincerely yours,

Linus Pauling


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