Robert H. Pfeiffer
Dear Professor Pfeiffer:
Your magnanimous letter of July 28th I read and felt
that you are generous to me and ungenerous to yourself. Though part
of the material of the book does not belong to your field, the Bible
and biblical history, Egyptian history, Assyrian and Babylonian material
and generally the Ancient East make up more than half of my book.
Scientists (astronomers) try to dispute my theory on the basis of
historical material of which they know very little and certainly should
sit on the sidelines as the historians discuss my theory; my material
is mainly historical.
I believe you will not oppose my showing your letter
to my publisher and him using it for his purposes, together with letters
of other scholars, among them geologists, physicists and chemists.
It gives me a very good feeling to know that you read
my book with interest and this is one of the remunerations of ten
years spent on this and the other book.