28 December 1947
John W. Campbell, Jr.
Street and Smith
122 E. 42nd St.
New York City 17, NY
On the second of November I sent an “Ole Doc” story to you and to date I have had no correspondence concerning it. I am writing to you because I am concerned for fear my mail to you is going astray somehow. If the story is under consideration it is perfectly all right of course. I am just anxious to know whether or not it ever got there.
Also, sometime in November (I don’t have the exact date) I sent you a letter asking for a formal release of the copyrights Street and Smith holds on my stories so that I may get them printed in book form. I have had no answer to this either.
Since the prolonged silence on these two (well over a month on both of them) I am just a little bit suspicious that my mail to you has not been going through with the efficiency which our Post Office customarily gives to documents entrusted to its loving care. There is also the possibility that you do not have my address correctly.
If you just haven’t gotten around to these things consider this letter just a hello. But, if there has been some slip up I would appreciate knowing about it.
My very, very best to you for the coming year, John.
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