To Fred Gillies, general manager at Inland Steel [Letter 316]

Item Reference Code: 085_05x_044_001

Date(s) of creation

December 13, 1947


Fred Gillies


December 13, 1947

Mr. Fred Gillies
General Manager
Inland Steel
Indiana Harbor, Indiana

Dear Mr. Gillies:

Thank you for the courtesy you extended me and for my most interesting visit to Inland Steel.

It was an extremely valuable experience for me, both as information and inspiration. You may be surprised—pleasantly, I hope—when you see how I will melt the experience and what sort of an alloy will come out of it on paper.

Please give my personal regards to the men at our luncheon. I shall prove to them that there is at least one writer who will pay tribute to industrialists, the tribute which they deserve and which is long overdue.

With best regards,


Ayn Rand