Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky
Dear Dr. Velikovsky:-
Thank you for your letter of the 18th (with enclosures), which was forwarded to me here in the country (Route 1, Westport, Conn.), where I shall be until September 20.
I am delighted to hear that you have made some progress in the plans for the publication of your revolutionary reconstruction of ancient history and chronology. I sincerely hope that some University Press or reputable publisher will accept your manuscript for publication. I regard your workprovocative as it isof fundamental importance, whether its conclusions are accepted by competent scholars or whether it forces them to a far-reaching and searching reconsideration of the accepted ancient chronology.
I have read with much interest your discussion of some topics in the history of ancient art, and I believe this phase of the question should receive some attention in your volume. Comparative tables, such as the one you have sent on the battle of Kadesh-Carchemish, would be of great value to the reader, in making some matters clear at a glance.
You may rest assured that I shall regard the contents of the manuscripts which you have allowed me to see, as strictly confidential until the volume is published.