Original Repository: Oregon State University. Library. Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Rockefeller Archive Center.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Research Support as Topic
The Search for the Molecular Helix
Letter from Linus Pauling to Warren Weaver (January 25, 1935)
December 27, 1934
Dear Professor Pauling:
I take pleasure in sending you herewith a copy of the official notification of a recent action of the Executive Committee
of The Rockefeller Foundation appropriating not to exceed $10,000 annually for three years beginning July 1, 1935 in support
of your researches. It is understood that the authorities of the California Institute of Technology will supply $5,000 annually
for the same purpose.
It is our hope that this assurance of support over a three year period will give a desirable stability to your work, both
in regard to staff and in regard to plans and problems. You are well aware of our interest in the possible biological and
medical applications of the research in question. We are therefore particularly gratified that the Institute has found it
possible to make a substantial contribution which will enable you to direct a larger proportion of our aid to the study of
substances of fundamental biological importance. I need hardly tell you that we are looking forward with high confidence.