COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
CITY COLLEGE--DEPARTMENT OF HYGIENE
CONVENT AVENUE AND
January 14, 1945
Your letter appeared in the nature of a crossing of thoughts by some
coincidence or telepathy if one is inclined to give credence to the
existence of telepathic thought waves. I visited Mr. McDowell at Greenberg
publisher's on Friday and received the materials from your brother's
manuscripts and was today debating with myself whether to mail them to you
in Boston or wait until I heard from you. I had called your former address
in N.Y. and they gave me a Boston address where I could reach you.
Mr. McDowell's comments on the manuscripts were these. Both of them he
thought were rather scholarly and thus would not lend themselves to
publication for popular sale. He suggested that you have some one or more of
the outstanding scholars in the the fields of philology and anthropology
respectively read both manuscripts for the purpose of passing on their
merits and suggesting possible agencies for publication. His feeling was
that most commercial publishers would have the same reaction as he had and
that you would do best through some educational agency or publication
through a scholarly grant. In the field of philology he suggested Margaret
Schlauch at N.Y.U. as a likely person for the language manuscript and for
the anthropology he suggested you contact the The Museum of Natural
My sister came in to borrow
my typewriter so I'll finish in ink. I'll be looking forward to seeing you
again upon your return to New York and will be much interested to gain any
additional knowledge you may have about Bill. I have not as yet gone
further in trying to contact any additional friends of Bill's and will let
that wait and then I will set myself to a specific project on the subject.
Please contact me when you get to N.Y.
are awaiting our new arrival any hour now.