General Correspondence 1948-1951, Section 1

General Correspondence 1948-1951, Section 1
General Correspondence 1948-1951, Section 1
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CORR306-01, 02, 03
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General Correspondence 1948-1951, Section 1
Dates, approximate
Correspondence, mostly semi-personal with casual friends and acquaintances. Some with more close friends. Lower volume business discussions that didn't merit their own file might also appear here.  There are also some fan letters and the return correspondence from the Heinleins. Some family letters. Christmas and birthday cards and other cards scattered throughout. File is sorted by Alpha on last name of correspondent.
Part 1, 203 pages. A-F. Page 18 in a letter to Forrest Ackerman Heinlein discusses his definition of real friendship, also discusses the military aspects of Space Cadet in detail, with mentions of military officers and their nature including two with whom he worked in Philadelphia he’d willingly “kill by slow torture”. Page 39 has a letter in which RAH says he heard Leslyn had married (between 1947 and 1949 to a man who turned out to have another wife, and she had the marriage annulled. Page 43 a long letter to Robert Bloch in which RAH talks at length about his writing principles, and upon his choice of race for main characters in his stories—the correspondence continues through several long and interesting letters. Page 142 has a letter updating Leslyn’s condition. Correspondence with "Calling All Girls" magazine re acceptance of "Poor Daddy". Robert supplies affidavit to the Department of the Army attesting to the loyalty to the United States of Robert Cornog at pp166-171. Cornog was a nuclear physicist and friend of Robert's. "Stranger in a Strange Land" is dedicated to Cornog.
Part 2, 310 pages, continuing similar correspondence.  H. Highlights include: Extended correspondence with L. Ron Hubbard, including Hubbard talking about some of the concepts that would come to form the backbone of Dianetics in a letter to Heinlein in March, 1949, pp226-232. Later letters discuss the writing/publication history of "Dianetics" and the formation of "The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation" and "Hubbard College" in Wichita, KS. Family correspondence of the Heinlein clan.
Part 3, 123 pages, continuing similar correspondence.  L-Z. Highlights include: Cal Laning re "Billion Dollar Eye". Fritz Lang. Fan letter from A. E. Van Vogt. Jack Williamson.
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