JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
February 26, 1931.
Dr. Linus Pauling,
California Institute of Technology,
Your manuscript entitled "The Nature of the Chemical Bond" - received on February 17 - has now been examined by a Referee
familiar with the field and his report is favorable to its publication, although he states that a really definitive conclusion
on his part as to the merits of the manuscript would require a study of several weeks.
Ordinarily, I should feel that the speculative nature of the subject matter of this manuscript, as well as its considerable
length, would make it imperative that the more careful and time-consuming examination spoken of by the Referee should be given
it. However, at the moment, we are in the somewhat unusual condition of being caught up with our supply of material, and
it appears that your manuscript can be included in the April issue without displacing other deserving manuscripts. Under
these circumstances, I am inclined to accept your manuscript for publication and shall hope to be able to include it in that
number of the Journal.
Arthur B. Lamb.