Item #345813 T.L.S. from George Gallup to Dorothy Commins. George Gallup.

An interesting association letter from George Gallup to the widow of famed editor Saxe Commins. SIGNED by Gallup

T.L.S. from George Gallup to Dorothy Commins.

Princeton, New Jersey: December 28th, 1977.

Price: $250.00


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Single typescript letter, signed in ink by George Gallup. An interesting association letter from George Gallup to the widow of famed editor Saxe Commins. SIGNED by Gallup. T.L.S. on Gallup Poll letterhead with two horizontal folds for mailing, else a near fine letter.

Item #345813

Dorothy Berliner Commins was a famed concert pianist and author who was the widow of renowned Random House editor Saxe Commins (b.1892 - d.1958). He was an editor for Random House from 1933 to 1957 for many writers such as Eugene O'Neill, Theodore Drieser, Sinclair Lewis, W.H. Auden, Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) and William Faulkner (who would stay at their house), and Budd Schulberg among others. In 1978 Dorothy Commins' biography of Saxe Commins, 'What is an Editor?' was released.

George Gallup (b.1901 - d.1984) was an American pollster who developed The Gallup Poll as a measure of popular opinion. In this letter he congragulates Mrs. Commins on her recent biography of her late husband and offers his help in promoting the book.