Letter to William Burroughs from Terry Southern

N.p. N.p. 1969. Single page, carbon typescript (the original letter presumably sent to Burroughs, this copy from Southern's estate), single spaced, with several typeovers.

A friendly, sassy letter to Burroughs, beginning with an expression of Southern's great anticipation of a visit from Burroughs: "Buzz along the rialto has it that a certain grand guy W.S. Burroughs may be jetting Appleward anon. I certainly hope so, and hasten to assure that your quarters are being maintained in a state of round-the-clock readiness--with the E-meter fully serviced, tuned to needle-point precision, and porno flicks dusted and ready to roll! Meanwhile, I trust this finds you in top form and fettle, grooving there in Old Smoke."

The letter goes on to speak extensively of Ed Koch's recent election win, focusing on what would appear to be a dense philosophical obsession TS has with the politician.

Office stock, rectos only, 8.5 x 11 inches. Near Fine.


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