ALFRED A. KNOPF - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1968 - HFSID 274511
ALFRED KNOPF. TLS: "Alfred Knopf", 1p, 8½x11. New York City, 1968 July 25. On letterhead of Alfred A Knopf Incorporated to Mr. Eugene Miller, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, New York. In full: "You have heard from Mr. J.
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ALFRED KNOPF. TLS: "Alfred Knopf", 1p, 8½x11. New York City, 1968 July 25. On letterhead of Alfred A Knopf Incorporated to Mr. Eugene Miller, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, New York. In full: "You have heard from Mr. J. Justin Rogers, President of the Izaak Walton League of America, and from Mr. David Burpee, asking you to become a member of this great conservation organization. I write to add my plea to theirs because I believe the League is helping solve some of our land's most pressing problems. Why the League especially? Simply because this broad-based conservation group is concerned with all aspects of resource conservation. A program of the IWIA which has great appeal is its work with young people. The League's Conservation Education Committee was the forerunner of today's nationwide Conservation Education Association. The League maintains close liaison with this group, guiding, counseling, helping in every way possible. Conservation-oriented young men and women are apt to become thoughtful, worthwhile citizens. The IWLA, you see, is convinced that conservation, in all its ramifications, is a citizen's responsibility. It believes that our resources can sustain us economically, recreationally and esthetically, only if we practice constant stewardship of those resources. Surely it becomes the duty of every citizen to help preserve our natural resources and to keep informed of the problems this involves. The League attempts to make that information available. Will you support it by taking an annual membership of $25 or more? Your membership contribution is fully deductible for tax purposes. I hope you will send your check to: "Isaak Walton League of America, 401 E. Capitol Avenue, P. O. Box 293, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. Yours faithfully". According to the website of the Izaak Walton League of America (founded in 1922), it is one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations. Today, the IWLA boasts over 40,000 members and 300 local chapters nationwide. DAVID BURPEE (1893-1980), who took over his family's seed company at the age of 22, had interested city dwellers in growing their own vegetables with his "War Gardens" campaign, which became the basis for WWII's "Victory Gardens". ALFRED ABRAHAM KNOPF (1892-1984), who worked at Doubleday, Page Publishing Company from 1912-1914, founded his own firm, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1915. Knopf's commitment to quality literature in books that were well-designed and pleasing to the eye, made the firm a leader among publishers. Knopf remained an independent publishing house until 1960, when it was sold to Random House, Inc. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Three file nicks at blank right edge. Fine condition.
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