To Ethel Zeugner, a fan [Letter 209]

Item Reference Code: 036_01E_015_001

Date(s) of creation

April 11, 1946


Ethel Zeugner


April 11, 1946

Dear Mrs. Zeugner:

Thank you for your letter.

I am enclosing a printed letter with information about The Fountainhead, which may interest you.

As to your question, the Stoddard Temple in my book was pure invention. I have never seen or heard of the unfinished temple in Chicago to which you refer. Nor have I read any mentions of it in the histories of modern architecture. If you have more information about it or the name of its architect, I would be curious to know about it, too.

With appreciation of your interest,

Sincerely yours,


Ayn Rand

P.S. Please forgive me if your name is not spelled correctly, I am not certain of the spelling of your signature.