Typed letter signed from author John D. MacDonald to Mystery Writers of America President Dorothy Salisbury Davis

Sarasota, FL: John D. MacDonald, 1956. Ribbon typed copy letter SIGNED from author John D. MacDonald to "Dorothy" of the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), presumably MWA President Dorothy Salisbury Davis, on MacDonald's letterhead with a ribbon typed copy address amendment, dated "2 August 56," requesting MWA assistance with the re-publication of a 1951 short story in "Homicide."

MacDonald, concerned about his literary reputation with old, previously sold stories, published as new, is likely referring to the publication of the short story "Stop, Look and Die" in the September 1956 issue of "Homicide: Detective Story Magazine." MacDonald would be the President of the MWA in 1962.

7.25 x 10.5 inches. Near Fine, with two horizontal creases from mailing.

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