Letter to Evelyn B. Byrne
- Authenticity: High
- Publication: A small fragment was published in Attacks of Taste. A longer excerpt was published in Sotheby's The James S. Copley Library 17 June 2010.
"Teenage is a long period and there is a vast gap between one's thirteenth birthday and one's twentieth. I can name no book that influenced me deeply as a book. I found certain elements in books that I liked and stored away in memory. … In the early part of this period things I read with most pleasure were mostly scientific in reference, especially botany and astronomy …"