1985. TLS. 8.5 x 11 inch sheet, 20lb stock white. Dated "6 July 1985." Stafford writing to the literary magazine "The Axe Factory Review" apologizing profusely for his unintended duplicate submission. "I found to my horror that... "Listening to the Tide"... is alas at two places now... (and) the only thing to do was write this note in great haste, to minimize the damage..." Stafford goes on to explain his manuscript management, and how he could have made his mistake. Ends with "Humbly and guilty." Signed "Bill Stafford" in ink. Aprx two hundred and forty words. Folded twice for mailing, slight wrinkling at lower corner; otherwise, in Fine condition.
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The image is of the actual letter described. (Inventory #: 10067m)
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