On September 19, 1957, Wright wrote to AR, thanking her for a copy of Atlas Shrugged she had sent him and wondering “why this long silence.” He hoped she had not rejected her former thesis and that John Galt was still “the uncommon man.” “We look forward,” he wrote, “to just what you have designed.” At that time, he had read only the first chapter.
36 East 36th Street
New York, New York
October 5, 1957
Dear Mr. Wright:
Thank you for your letter. I will be very interested to hear your reaction to ATLAS SHRUGGED and I hope that you will write to me, at the above address, when you will have read it.
The Ayn Rand Archives contains no further letter from Wright, who died in 1959 at the age of 91.