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Letter from H. D. Springall to Linus Pauling. January 19, 1953.
Springall writes to congratulate Pauling and Corey on their recently-published three-stranded and seven-stranded cable postulates for alpha-proteins.


19th January, 1953.

Professor Linus Pauling,

The Gates and Crellin Laboratories,

California Institute of Technology,

Pasadena 4,


My dear Linus,

A very rapid note to offer my heartiest congratulations on the 3-stranded and 7-stranded cable postulates for α-proteins, which have just appeared in Nature.

Would you please extend my congratulations to Professor Corey?

All good wishes for the New Year to you and yours and my old friends in "Cal.Tech.".

Yours ever,


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