Telegram Rejecting Syndicated John Steinbeck Stories

[Steinbeck, John] McGrath, Russell L.

Published by Western Union [1943], 1943
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Telegram form, typed. In 1943, the New York Herald Tribune syndicated a series of war dispatches by John Steinbeck (see Goldstone and Payne's bibliography, C46). This is the original telegram form (sender's copy) in which the editor of the Seattle Times, Russell McGrath, initially accepts the syndication, for a fee of $600, and then rejects it. His initial offer is crossed out and replaced with 'Sorry.' Below that is typed his reason--that Steinbeck's articles weren't up to snuff. McGrath signs it at the bottom. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ultimately ran the syndicated articles (posters they produced to promote it are relatively common). Folded twice; some ink offset, generally very good. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Telegram Rejecting Syndicated John Steinbeck...
Publisher: Western Union [1943]
Publication Date: 1943
Binding: Ephemera
Book Condition: Very Good

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