major ones--so I'd rather not be quoted. Besides, George, one shouldn't discourage the writing of personal letters in this fashion. --Only I don't like your play any the less.
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson
323 West 112th Street
New York City
February 9, 1934
Dear George: 1
I don't know when I have known anybody to take a refusal so graciously. Personally I should have been very sorry if it had spoiled our friendship and your engaging reply comes as a great relief.
I have an idea Mabie will give your play an excellent production. 2 He was more or less cooperating with the people at Minnesota University last year when they put on SEA WIFE and I heard excellent reports of that production. 3 If I had only been able to see it I might have learned enough about the play so that I could re-write it for a New York audience. People do go west for their try-outs and Variety reviewed SEA WIFE in Minneapolis, 4 so you may find your way smoothed in New York. Good luck as ever.