RPW to Erskine Letter 7/15/65
In a familiar letter to Albert Erskine in which he describes family life, Warren mentions "some very fine letters" regarding Who Speaks for the Negro? including one from Niebuhr, which Warren encloses. Warren says it came "out of the blue" and was not the result of his sending a copy.
Warren requests seven copies of his book to be sent "before the ponds freeze over." A note indicates that five were available to send on July 20, but two would follow later.
RPW to Erskine Letter 7/15/65 Searchable TextCollapse
West Wardsboro, Vermont, July 15, 1965
Thanks for your brief communications. And the children are enjoying the books – in between swimming, riding, fishing, camping, and carpentering. I gather, from the fact that you make no reference tp the contrary, that things go well with you all. Here we make out happily enough. Eleanor hasn’t managee to get to work, but I have had a burst, having finished up a long poem I have been tinkering with for more than a year. I enclosed a bad carbon, not for you to read now – it needs more work – but as an anchor, etc.
I have had some very fine letters of comment about WHO SPEAKS. I enclose a copy of one from Niebuhr. This comes out of the blue – not as the result of a personal copy. I see that Albert Murray’s piece got into the New Leader.
Drouth here – until last night, when we had a pretty fair rain. Just as well it was last night and not the night before, when we were miles away up the mountain camping.
Love to all,
P.S. Can you have 7 copies of my book sent to me here, preferably from local stock, since I would like to have them before the ponds freeze over. Thanks.
[Manuscript note in margin:
"5 - sent 7/20/65
2 - ordered - to follow
card to RPW telling him so"]