To Mrs. Robert Reid, a fan [Letter 220]

Item Reference Code: 036_01G_007_001

Date(s) of creation

May 24, 1946


Mrs. Robert Reid


May 24, 1946

Mrs. Robert Reid
1106 Johnstone Avenue
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Dear Mrs. Reid:

Thank you for your nice letter.

Don’t ever apologize for your brains, if you were able to understand and enjoy THE FOUNTAINHEAD. As you see, I do not apologize for saying this.

Do not be surprised if you have found intellectuals who do not like my book. They are the Ellsworth Tooheys of our present age.

I am enclosing a printed letter which will answer your questions about me. As to my name, it is pronounced to rhyme with “mine”.



Ayn Rand