36 East 36th Street
New York, New York
March 2, 1962
Thank you for your letter. I was happy to hear from you. Please excuse me for answering you in English—I hope that you can still read it or have it translated for you. As to my French, it is too uncertain to attempt to write it.
I would be delighted to see you, after all these years. I cannot offer to have you stay with me, because New York apartments are extremely small—but would you allow me to be your hostess at a hotel? That is, I would like you to be my guest for the two weeks of your vacation at a hotel in my neighborhood, and I will pay the rent for your room there. Please let me know whether this would be convenient for you and when you plan to come. I have many business appointments outside of New York until May 1st, but will be here after that date.
I like Lisette very much. She impresses me as a very nice and intelligent girl, but I believe that she has certain psychological problems; she needs advice and guidance. I have tried to help her in this respect, but I am not sure that I can do it without a better understanding of her situation. So I would like very much to discuss it with you in person.
I will not mention to her your planned vacation, as you asked.
Frank joins me in sending our best regards to you and Henri.