A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 5, 1953


In a postscript to this letter a few weeks ago, I mentioned that TIME is approaching its 30th birthday, and asked you to help us make up a roster of charter and early subscribers, because many of our original records are no longer in existence.

Hundreds of you wrote in response to that request, and TIME extends its sincerest thanks to all who did. Reprinted below are excerpts from some of the letters recalling incidents from TIME'S early days.

From L. F. Young, Camden, S.C., retired Army major: "In 1923 I had...

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