Mr. E. R. Burroughs,
2008 Park Ave.
My dear Mr. Burroughs-
Glancing through he January copy of the "All Story" magazine I found your new serial starting, and further search revealed the fact that you had published my friend "Tarzan of the Apes", in the October issue, ever since I left you I have looked for this story and must have overlooked the copy in which you published it.
The comments upon this were many and interesting and I see that you have at last found something which will be profitable and also a pleasure to you.
I shall send for the copy of the "All Story" and hope with the many who have expressed their opinions that you will Tarzan back to life in the world of Civilized Humanity (?) and also that your success may be lasting and that you may find a "Market" for all your works.
Mary L. Halpin
622 Briar Place
The StoddardMy Dear Burroughs:
Calvin W. Baker, Proprietor
La Crosse, Wisconsin
17 January 1913
Yours of 15th follows me to this point. I am on the annual round with the Wisconsin "Guardsmen."
10 per cent on the retail price of the booth was what my publisher paid me for what they were pleased to term my first long stories.. . . Stories were sold out-right would bring from $500 upward. AS a rule a 40,000 word story by an author whose work is well known and quite generally read should fetch at least that; and stories of 90,000 words and over -- $1000 to $1500. Of course many writers can command more that I couldn't. Good luck to you and the books. I shall look for them and read them.
Yours as ever,
THE FRANK MUNSEY COMPANY
175 Fifth Avenue
The All-Story Magazine
The Railroad & Current Mechanics
The Cavalier (Issued Weekly)
June 19, 1914
Edgar Rice Burroughs
205 Park Avenue,
The copy of "Tarzan" came yesterday. It certainly looks very fine, doesn't it! I have no doubt at all that it will prove as popular as it has in the past. If you can suggest anything to me whereby I might help you particularly in the sale of the book, I wish you would let me know about it.
Those were very pleasant things you said about me in the little inscription you wrote on the fly leaf, and again I thank you.
Are you coming on to New York within the near future?
Yours very truly,
Thomas Newell Metcalf
HOWARD VINCENT O'BRIEN
Dear Mr. Burroughs:
Much obliged for the cheque. Having this secretarial job wished on me. I appreciate any lightening of the burden.
As to the membership roster: Mr. Reilly is writing you today, and he will include that.
Joe Bray, unfortunately, had the Treasurer of A.C.McC with him, and therefore enjoyed a disgusting sobriety.
Ray Long, however, went home most respectably three sheets in the wind, requiring assistance, as every gentleman should. Raymond, though his decks were awash, confined himself to a decorous fox-trot with his shirt tails out, and was otherwise well-behaved.
Quirk indulged in recitative and Billingsgate, but got away with it in fine shape. He was the only one of the "program," with the possible exception of Kiser, who could get through with his speech.
Chapman was not present, some intestinal disturbance at the last minute preventing.
I can assure you that you were missed, and all send their best.
C. H. HANSON & SONDecember 7, 1916
Loans and Insurance
5939 Chicago Avenue
Telephone: Austin 476
C. H. Hanson ~ F. L. Hanson
Mr. E. R. Burroughs,
355 S. Hoover St.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Dear Friend Burroughs:
Your letter of the 29th ultimo, enclosing check for $1300.00, has been received.
We have made a release and recorded it, but it will take about three or four weeks before we can get it from the recorder's office, and mail it to you. However, we send you today herewith, all the notes canceled, together with trust deed. Also insurance policy for $1500.00. These are all the papers we have that belong to you in this matter.
Thanking you for past business, and hoping to see you again when you come to Chicago, we remain,
Very truly yours
C. H. Hanson & Son
Mr. E. R. Burroughs,
AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
General Headquarters - 1344 South Figueroa St. - Los Angeles
Public Safety Department
Ivan Kelso, Superintendent
E. B. Lefferts, Manager
Co-operating with Los Angeles Safety Council
April 28, 1922
Care Tarzana Ranch,
Van Nuys, California
In answer to criticism contained in your letter of April 27th regarding minor violation reported: our object in sending this information to you was simply an endeavor to save you the inconvenience of being stopped by an officer, in case your number is obscured and that fact should be observed by an officer. We are receiving reports that usually this carries with it a fine, - we wanted to save you this expense as well as inconvenience.
However, not having seen your particular car, I am not in a position to judge as to whether it is in violation of the law, or not, but can say that the fact that the dealer has equipped it with bumper and affixed the license plate is not necessarily an indication that it is within the regulations because we find that a great many dealers have affixed bumpers so that they do obstruct the numbers. In an endeavor to remedy this practice
we have taken up the matter with all the dealers in this territory.
In this connection, we take up the major violations that come to our attention, as well as the minor ones.
Should you observe any violations of the traffic regulations, and will send reports of t hem to this office, we shall be very glad to take them up with the owners of the cars.
Yours very truly,
E. R. Lefferts,
Manager, Public Safety Department.
Attached Photo Sheet from the Public Safety Department
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