Headquarters, Governors Island, New York. Serial number 32061838. You'd find him an able man, likeable and sensible, capable of taking charge of a whole program of entertainment for an area. His C.O. feels the same way about him and has recommended him for a commission in Special Services--but at the moment that department unfortunately has no commission to hand out. 3
I'm extremely grateful to you for your kindness and for stimulating suggestions concerning the play I'm planning to write. 4 You helped me more than you will ever know, just by being the leader you are, and with the vision you have.
Sincerely Maxwell Anderson
July 27, 1943
After a silence of so many years, during which everything has happened, practically, that could, I take my pen in hand to report that I have turned farmer in a small way and like all other farmers I'm in trouble. That is, I haven't enough feed to tide me over the winter, and no prospect of getting it. It occurred to me that feed might be purchaseable in your vicinity and there might be no law against your buying some for me and shipping it this way. Maybe I'm wrong, but maybe not. Anyway you'll owe me a letter now. I have two cows, a horse and about five voracious pigs, to say nothing of the chickens-- less than a hundred.