Northridge, California: 15 October 1958.
1 1/4 pages. 1 vols. 4to. To Wesley Hartley, an educator and teacher. Folds, else fine Item #29058
Responding to Hartley's letter enquiring about her literary career and the importance of her education on her writing. She writes that she recommends them both for writers, finding them very important even though “some writers have done excellent work in spite of having had little schooling, but this proves only that with talent enough and determination enough you can overcome almost any handicap…we are lucky enough to live in a country where educational opportunities are excellent.. But because of this very fact, in any work that we want to pursue in adult life, we are going to compete with people who have taken advantage of their American chance for schooling. Those of us who have not taken advantage of it, are likely to be handicapped form the start”.