Title: Typed Letter Signed, Autograph Note, and ...
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Collectible-Fine
3 items by Maurice Hindus (1891-1969), Russian American writer and journalist who was an expert on Soviet and Central European affairs. During World War II, he spent 3 years in the Soviet Union as a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. Item 1 - 6 x 7 inch paper, Hindus' name and address printed at top, typewritten and signed "Maurice H." Dated September 15, 1941, from New York City and addressed to Malcolm Johnson (1902-1958), an executive vice president at Doubleday, Doran & Co. and then D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc. from 1937-1944. Hindus expresses the hope that his latest book will sell well. He also gives Mr. Johnson some confidential information. "Confidentially, the President is quite displeased with the crowd in the State Department and the War Department, who had assured him the Russian armies would prove a walk-over for Germany. The only exception in the War Department was Faymonville and in the State Dept., Sumner Welles, and before long you will read that Welles has become Secretary of State." This, in fact, did not happen. Item 2 - 3 1/2 x 2 inch card, intended for Matilda Johnson, Malcolm's wife. In Hindus' hand, it says, "To the lovely wife of a man who has the greater genius for dramatic titles than any New Englander has a right to have. Maurice Hindus." Item 3 - 6 x 7 inch paper, Hindus' name and address printed at top, handwritten and signed "Maurice H." Dated May 14, 1946, from New York City. In this letter to Matilda, Hindus' expresses his sorrow upon hearing that Malcolm was ill. "I am so devoted to him, and miss him so much at Doubleday, that I almost feel as though I have known him all my life." Envelope included, pencil marks on envelope. Bookseller Inventory # 016766
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