New York. 25 February, 8 April and 6 December 1960. Three pages, on octavo and quarto folded stationary lettersheets, accompanied by envelopes. Very good. Item #WRCLIT77281
Behrman writes a party who, evidently, has provided some anecdotes or information helpful in the writing of PORTRAIT OF MAX, and has as well requested inscriptions in books. He writes, in part: "I am very much tantalized by the item you described, Frederick Manning I do know, the writer friend of Rothenstein and Max, because there is a great deal about him in William Rothenstein's Men and Memories. As for A.M.R. I am stuck. Could it be some member of the Rothenstein family?" He notes that his London editor is visiting and he will query him on the subject. In another letter, he comments: "The 'association item' makes my mouth water. I should long to see it. Had your letter come to me in time, I should have included it in the Kipling material. It is so very funny." All signed in ink, "S.N. Behrman."