December 13, 1947
Mr. Fred Gillies
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,