June 1, 1942
Dear Lela and Dan-- 1
I've been thinking a lot about Lee lately, and I know you have. And it occurs to me that I'd like to dedicate this play I'm writing to him. It's not about him, though there's a lot of the hill in it, and there's a character that's like him, but there are a lot of soldiers and the problem of the play is the soldier's problem which Lee, with so many other young men, have had to face. They faced it for us, too--and Lee specifically faced it for our family before a lot of people quite understood.
The Eve of St. Mark--that's the name of it--isn't finished yet, but should be within a week or two. As soon as there are copies I'll see that you have one. 2
June 2, 1942.
Dear Dr. Norvelle--
Since I am coming within sight of the end of my play I shall soon be able to send it to you and to make business arrangements with the Theatre Conference. My notion is that I should convey the amateur rights to the Conference, covering the whole country except the area around New York which might be reached by our metropolitan critics.