Typewritten sheet with handwritten notes in margins takes the format of a letter to an unknown recipient (addressed only as "you"), although Cornell has written in margin "for gen. notes." He writes to decline the offer of a visit, about a trip to a record store, the end of Summer in New York, and childhood memories. Date derived from handwritten note in margin.
Draft of a letter to unknown recipient, 1951 Aug. 31. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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