The letter was previously published only on the Ayn Rand Institute website.
January 6, 1950
This is to thank you formally for your lovely present. It was such a nice gesture on your part that you broke my heart with kindness—a thing you have always known how to do. I was happy to know that you still remembered me. I hope you know that I will always think of you with respect and admiration.
Thank you for the past and the present, and all my best wishes to you for a Happy New Year.