Mutarelli to RPW Letter 12/10/64
Nancy Mutarelli in the office of James Farmer informs Warren of a clerical mix-up that has delayed scheduling an interview; she suggests times for the interview. A manuscript note in Warren's hand appears at the bottom of the document.
Mutarelli to RPW Letter 12/10/64 Searchable TranscriptCollapse
[Names of CORE's advisory committee appear in the left margin]
a national organization with affiliated local groups working
CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY [CORE logo]
to abolish racial discrimination by direct, nonviolent methods
38 PARK ROW
NEW YORK 38, NEW YORK
December 10, 1964
Mr. Robert Penn Warren
2495 Redding Road
F irfield, Connecticut
Dear Mr. Warren:
Yesterday, after trying in vain to reach you by telephone, I
sent you a telegram asking you to please call the office,
since Mr. Farmer had asked me to contact you as soon as
possible. Mr. Farmer is out of town now, and has been in the
office hardly at all during the past weeks. Only four days
ago Mr. Farmer saw your letter of July 7th with the enclosed
transcript of your conversation, although this was received by
our office on July 9th. The next morning, December 7th, your
letter of December 4th arrived. I am sure that you will
understand how dreadfully embarrassed Mr. Farmer is about this.
It is difficult to imagine how such a thing could happen, but
we imagine that the correspondence was misplaced the day it
arrived - during a period when Mr. Farmer's secretary was out
ill for several weeks - and has just come to light now when we
are reorganizing the office and going through back files.
Mr. Farmer asked me to get in touch with you to apologize for
the inconvenience this has caused you and to let you know that
he will be very happy to meet with you as soon as he returns
from California. He will return on December 16th and has the
morning and early afternoon of the 17th free. Mr. Farmer has
asked me to hold this time open for you - from 9:30 to 2:30.
If the 17th is inconvenient for you, Mr. Farmer also has Monday
the 21st relatively free and will rearrange his schedule in
whatever way might be necessary to accommodate you; any time
between 9:00 and 5:00 on that day will be possible.
If you like, you may call me here, CO 7-6270, to arrange an
appointment, or write to Mr. Farmer at this office.
[Toward the bottom of the page there is a note in Warren's hand reading "11AM" with a line drawn up toward the date of the 21st in the text.]