Typed Letter Signed to Mississippi College Linguist - 1927
Dear Mr. Ford:
I was surprised to receive your thesis. Also I was pleased on turning so formidable a book over to my wife, who reads French, to learn that you had done so extended, thorough and sympathetic a work. You were not merely kind with me. You were understanding in a large way of human forces and human gleams that I have only fumblingly caught. I am glad we have become acquainted and that some time our paths may cross and we can have coffee and a good talk together.
/s/ Carl Sandburg
P.S. I want a dozen of your Etude, autographed by you, for some friends and daughters. Enclosed is a check for $10.00; please send me what I may have for that amount. This is not a business postscript because it's too sentimental. I shall try to find for you a copy of Léon Bazalgette's rendition in French of my Rootabaga Stories.
Published in 1922, Rootabaga Stories is a children's book of interrelated short stories by Carl Sandburg. The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for Sandburg's daughters.