New York: December 26, 1936.
1 p. To Alfred Knopf, praising Max Perkins. Old folds. Item #311839
Davenport writes to publisher Alfred Knopf saying she's been in bed with the flu since she saw him at Carnegie Hall, and thanking him for the Christmas gift of a book: "It is undoubtedly a magnificent tribute to your publishing taste, and of course I was much flattered by your inscription." That inscription may have included an explicit or implied invitation to publish with his house, for she continues: "I might have been in it, or might be in a future one, except for the fact that I am one of the group so fanatically devoted to Max Perkins. I am sure you would be if he were your publisher"