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Title: Correspondence 1954-1956  Category: General

Written: 1954-1956  Pages: 1,290



Correspondence, mostly semi-personal with casual friends and acquaintances. Some with more close friends. Lower volume business discussions that didn't merit their own file might also appear here. There are also some fan letters and the return correspondence from the Heinleins. Some family letters. Christmas and birthday cards and other cards scattered throughout. File is sorted by Alpha on last name of correspondent. 


Part 1, 326 pages, continuing similar correspondence. A-F.   Highlights include: Higher than usual concentration of Isaac Asimov correspondence, Peggy Blassingame (Lurton's wife), Ted Carnell, Bill Corson, Arthur C. Clarke, Bob Cornog, Mary Collin, John W. Campbell, Sprague de Camp.

Part 2, 306 pages, continuing similar correspondence. G-H.   Highlights include:  Horace Gold,  Family correspondence of the Heinlein clan.

Part 3, 299 pages, continuing similar correspondence. I-Q.   Highlights include:  Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore, Earl Kemp, Damon Knight, Cal Laning, Willy Ley. Letter from Robert to Robert "Doc" Lowndes at pp 735-738 notes that Robert's opposition to communism is based on a lack of freedom rather than necessarily being against socialism. Same letter notes that Robert finds Senator Joe McCarthy "a revolving son of a bitch with no regard for truth, justice nor civil rights", but also not particularly important. Same letter praises Cyril Kornbluth as "one of the all time greats" science fiction writers.

Part 4, 359 pages, continuing similar correspondence. R-Z.   Highlights include:  Correspondence with Ted Sturgeon regarding providing him ideas to write short stories from at a time when he was in serious financial need. G. Harry Stine, E. E. "Doc" Smith, A. P. White (Anthony Boucher) re the serialization of "The Door Into Summer". Jack Williamson. 

CORR083 - Correspondence 1954-56

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