To Rosemary York, editorial department at Bobbs-Merrill [Letter 351]

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Date(s) of creation

September 4, 1948


Rosemary York


This letter was previously published only on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

September 4, 1948

Mrs. Rosemary B. York
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Editorial Department
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dear Mrs. York:

Thank you for your letter of August 23rd.

I am enclosing the tipsheet which I have inscribed for Mrs. Bett Anderson.

Please tell Mrs. Anderson for me that I was delighted to hear of her request, and I am complying with real pleasure. I do remember her review of THE FOUNTAINHEAD very well indeed. It was one of the only two reviews which I really liked—the other one was Miss Lorine Pruette’s review in the NEW YORK SUNDAY TIMES. At a time when so much senseless drivel was being written about THE FOUNTAINHEAD by the majority of the reviewers, these two gave me hope that some real intelligence still existed in the world. I shall always be profoundly grateful to Mrs. Anderson for that.

The motion picture of my book is coming along beautifully, and if all goes as well as it has, I have reason to hope that it will be a great picture.

With best regards,



Ayn Rand