Letters, Jul. 17, 1944

Mann's Translator

Sirs:

I am writing to you because, unfortunately, I do not know the address of the gentleman who came to see me a short time ago, and with whom I had a pleasant conversation, to be used, I presume, as material for a story in your esteemed magazine [TIME July 3]. On that occasion, I became guilty of a forgetfulness which I want to correct with this letter.

It is my wish to take the opportunity to prove my gratefulness to my translator of many years, Mrs. Helen Lowe-Porter in Princeton, for her...