May 24, 1946
Mrs. Robert Reid
1106 Johnstone Avenue
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”.