WILFRID M. VOYNICH
33 WEST 42ND STREET
June 8, 1922.
Professor W.Romaine Newbold,
212 St. Mark's Square,
Dear Professor Newbold:
I have just returned from the Middle West and apologize
for not writing you sooner but I really could not.
Tomorrow I shall send you an article on the Bacon MS.
which recently appeared in the London Illustrated News.
I am glad to hear that you managed to send the photographs
to Rome by messenger. It was the safest way under the circumstances. I was also
glad to learn that you will probably succeed in enlarging your fund by some $1500.
As for the question of reprints - I quite see your point
that you do not wish to kill the sales of your book. On the other hand when I spoke
to you about 50 copies I regarded this as a small number of copies which cannot affect
the sale of the book as they will be distributed among people who will not buy
the book but to whom we shall send copies of the book. I asked Dr Elmer a long time
ago for 50 copies of your paper and mine (which I should be glad to pay for) but
I never heard definitively whether I would get this number or not.
I expect to be in Philadelphia next week for a day or two
and shall hope to see you then. With kindest regards to Mrs Newbold and yourself,
Wilfrid M. Voynich