To Ross Baker [Letter 407]

Item Reference Code: 092_08x_015_002

Date(s) of creation

October 29, 1949


Ross Baker


October 29, 1949

Mr. Ross G. Baker
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
468 Fourth Avenue
New York 16, N. Y.

Dear Ross:

Thank you for your letter of October 19 and for the copies of the mailing piece on THE FOUNTAINHEAD. I was delighted to see it.

I have just received today a letter from the Indianapolis office with this same ad for THE FOUNTAINHEAD printed on the envelope. I must tell you that it gave me a thrill. I love original stunts in advertising, and I was glad to see that Bobbs-Merrill went for such an unorthodox idea.

With best regards,



Ayn Rand