OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
October 15, 1931
Professor Linus Pauling
University of California
Dear Professor Pauling:
I am glad to say that our Executive Committee yesterday formally authorized your appointment as Visiting Lecturer in the Departments
of Physics and Chemistry for April and May 1952, at a salary of $1500 plus an allowance of $300 for traveling expenses.
I understand from Professor Slater that this is in accordance with the correspondence which he has had with you. May I take
this opportunity of expressing my own personal pleasure at this arrangement and our hope that you will find the visit here
pleasant and professionally interesting. As you know, we plan to have the formal opening of our new Physics-Chemistry Laboratory
sometime in April or May, with Professor Debye also here, and with a gathering of former distinguished members of our Physics
and Chemistry Departments.
Mrs. Compton joins me in sending greetings to Mrs. Pauling. We are hoping of course that she may accompany you. With kindest
regards, I remain,
Karl T Compton